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2024 NCAA Zone Diving Preview & Qualification Process


With NCAA swimming invitations locking on this week on the ladies’s facet, and the lads’s to observe subsequent week, the ultimate piece of the puzzle earlier than the championships start is the diving invitations.

Not like the swimmers, divers don’t qualify for NCAAs by advantage of their performances all through the season, however fairly, they compete at their respective Zone Diving Championship so as to earn a spot (although they do must qualify for them through the season).

The invite course of is a posh one on the diving facet, so we’ll run by means of it under, together with dates and places for every of the NCAA’s 5 diving zones.

NCAA ZONE QUALIFYING PROCEDURE

There are 5 zone meets unfold throughout the nation that enables divers to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The highest 5 feminine and high 4 male divers from every occasion at their respective zone championship routinely qualify for NCAAs, after which every zone earns a further variety of qualifying spots in every occasion based mostly on how that zone carried out eventually season’s NCAAs.

For instance, Zone D had six divers end within the high 16 on 1-meter on the 2023 NCAA Girls’s Championships. Subsequently, the highest 11 divers (5+6) in that occasion at Zone D will qualify for NCAAs.

There’s additionally a distinction between eligibility and reimbursement spots. The very best-priority divers qualify for NCAA reimbursement to cowl their journey bills for NCAAs. Extra divers earn NCAA eligibility however must journey to the meet with their faculty footing the invoice. Whereas that would technically trigger a faculty to say no to ship an eligible diver, it hasn’t been a significant component prior to now, so within the curiosity of holding issues easy, we’ll primarily simply monitor divers with qualifying eligibility.

Try the qualifying spots for every zone and every occasion under:

WOMEN

1M 3M PLATFORM
Zone A 5 5 5
Zone B 10 8 7
Zone C 7 11 11
Zone D 11 9 9
Zone E 8 8 9

MEN

1M 3M PLATFORM
Zone A 6 5 4
Zone B 7 7 10
Zone C 7 10 8
Zone D 10 9 7
Zone E 6 5 7

Any diver who finishes inside a kind of eligibility spots will qualify for the NCAA Championships. They’ll additionally enter extra diving occasions at nationals offered they completed within the high 12 of their zone in that given occasion (much like an NCAA ‘B’ minimize in swimming).

For the reimbursement spots, every zone receives a minimal of 4 spots for each women and men, with these assured filling 20/41 slots allotted for girls and 20/35 slots allotted for males, respectively.

There’s then a precedence placement grid to find out who will get the remaining 21 spots for girls and 15 for males.

For a full breakdown of the qualifying guidelines and the reimbursement spots on the NCAA’s pre-championship handbook right here.

ZONE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS

The Zone meets will get underway on Sunday, March 10 and run by means of Saturday, March 16. Discover the meet information for every Zone, together with an inventory of qualifiers, under.

Zone A

  • March 11-13, 2024
  • DeNunzio Pool — Princeton, New Jersey
  • Host: Princeton College
  • Qualifiers

Zone B

  • March 10-13, 2024
  • Gabrielsen Natatorium — Athens, Georgia
  • Host: College of Georgia
  • Qualifiers

Zone C

  • March 14-16, 2024
  • Ralph Wright Natatorium — Louisville, Kentucky
  • Host: College of Louisville
  • Qualifiers

Zone D

  • March 11-13, 2024
  • Campus Recreation & Wellness Heart Natatorium – Houston, Texas
  • Host: College of Houston
  • Qualifiers

Zone E

  • March 11-13, 2024
  • Wall Aquatic Heart — Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Host: Northern Arizona College
  • Qualifiers

NCAA Diving Factors By Group in 2023

Girls

  1. Arizona – 52
  2. Texas – 49
  3. UNC – 47
  4. USC – 44
  5. Minnesota – 40
  6. Purdue – 32
  7. LSU – 31
  8. Miami (FL) – 30
  9. South Carolina – 25
  10. Louisville – 22
  11. Kentucky – 17
  12. Texas A&M – 9
  13. Ohio St. – 7
  14. Florida St. – 7
  15. Florida – 5
  16. Nevada – 5
  17. FIU – 3
  18. UCLA – 2
  19. Utah – 2
  20. Northwestern – 1

Males

  1. Indiana – 104
  2. Ohio State – 71.5
  3. Texas – 44
  4. Tennessee – 32
  5. Texas A&M – 32
  6. USC – 31
  7. Miami – 27
  8. UNC – 24
  9. Stanford – 22
  10. LSU – 19
  11. South Carolina – 15
  12. Florida – 14.5
  13. Columbia – 12
  14. Virginia Tech – 6
  15. Auburn – 6
  16. Cal – 3
  17. Arizona – 1
  18. Pittsburgh – 1



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