Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Ferrucci, Fox Set to Compete at 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

UK diving 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/28/13) – Kentucky junior divers Greg Ferrucci and John Fox will begin competition at the 2013 Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. Ferrucci will look to build off experience from competing at the championships for his third consecutive season while Fox is making his NCAA Championships debut.
 
Ferrucci and Fox will be the lone Kentucky men’s representatives at the NCAA Championships this weekend after each qualified at the Zone C Diving Championships at Purdue in mid-March.
 
“We are excited to get the NCAA Championships kicked off tomorrow,” said UK dive coach Ted Hautau. “This is a great venue for a diving competition and we are looking forward to the opportunity to compete against the best divers in the country.”
 
On each of the first two days of the zone qualifier, UK put Wildcats into the NCAAs. Ferrucci got things going winning the 1-meter springboard competition with a 12-dive score of 825.75 to earn the automatic bid. On day two, Ferrucci also captured the 3-meter springboard title, breaking program records with both his preliminary and final six-dive scores of 434.85 and 453.2 to give him the 12-dive final tally of 888.05.
 
Fox also earned his bid in that same 3-meter event, grabbing fourth place with a 761.95 combined score to send him to his first-career NCAA Championships.
 
On day three of the qualifier, divers took to the platform with the top-two unqualified divers earning bids. Ferrucci had a chance to sweep the weekend as he stood in second place with a 419.50 after preliminaries. However, a mutual decision between he and Hautau was made to let Ferrucci take rest in the finals.
 
Last season at the NCAAs, Ferrucci earned three top-15 finishes including 10th place on the 3-meter board. As a freshman in his first NCAA Championships, Ferrucci was limited to the 1-meter springboard hampered with a quad injury that held him out of 3-meter and platform diving.
 
Ferrucci and Fox will be competing in all three events this weekend, with action set for the 1-meter springboard to begin in the first session on day one in Indianapolis. If Ferrucci and/or Fox place in the top 16 in the preliminaries, they will dive in the finals which are set for the fifth event of Thursday’s finals which begins at 7 p.m.
 
“Both Greg and John have put in a lot of good work through the season and have competed in some tough meets so they are well seasoned and prepared for this meet,” said Hautau. “We are looking forward to the challenge. It will be a fun meet."
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Ryan Suckow
Graphics provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 21, 2014 5905

Muhlenberg Task Force on Trail of Home…

in News by Wes Miller
August 18, 2014 4537

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 4304

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 4088

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 20, 2014 4077

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 20, 2014 4077

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 2729

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 21, 2014 2060

Pedestrian Struck on East Arch Street,…

in Top Stories by Officer Ryan Clark
August 20, 2014 1876

Dawson Springs Woman Arrested for Driving…

in Top Stories by SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 1490

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 18, 2014 4304

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 4088

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 3929

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 3399

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 3311

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 18, 2014 4537

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 3960

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 3766

'How Dry I Was'

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 19, 2014 3300

'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 19, 2014 2702

Drakesboro Woman Injured When Tree Falls…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06