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Rea, Moore and Stanton Head to NCAA Zone Diving Championships

Rea, Moore and Stanton will compete in the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's diving team is sending three representatives to the NCAA Zone A Championships, hosted by Buffalo University beginning Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. Diving set to begin at 12 p.m. each day. Senior Leslie Rea, and sophomores Schuyler Moore and Alex Stanton will look to become the first Crimson divers since Samantha Papadakis '08 in 2007 to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Rea is making her second appearance at the Zone A Championships, after placing 16th in the one meter her sophomore season. Last weekend, she was recognized as the Ivy League's Career High Point Diver at the Ivy League Championships where she took second in the three meter (298.35) and third in one meter (271.85). Her highest scores came against Brown on Jan. 14 with 333.38 on the three-meter board and 281.17 on the one-meter board. Rea was named to the All-Ivy League second team.

Moore and Stanton are making their first Zone Championships appearance. Moore took fourth in the three meter and sixth in the one meter diving events with scores of 274.10 and 267.00, respectively, at the Ivy League Championships. Stanton, meanwhile, placed fifth in the three meter at Ivies posting 268.20 points. On Dec. 2 she swept the MIT Invitational with a total of 259.35 points on the one meter and 266.05 on the three meter.

Qualification for the NCAA Championships is dependent on a diver's performance at the zone meet. In this year's Zone A there will be four spots available to earn a NCAA berth. Claiming a title on either the one meter, three meter, or platform dive gives a diver an automatic ticket. If a diver is to place first in two events, the second place diver will receive a bid. If three individual divers claim each event and there are no ties, the fourth bid will go to the highest cumulative score.