CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson diving program will be holding an exhibition for fans on Friday, October 19 at McHugh Natatorium. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and represents the first chance for the Tiger faithful to see the new program in action at its revamped facility as a part of a jam-packed weekend in sports on campus.
"I highly encourage everyone to come out and watch the diving exhibition," Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach said. "The audience will get to meet the team, coaches, and support staff. Also, we will teach the audience "Diving 101" as the divers will demonstrate the different categories of competitive dives. We will also entertain the crowd with high flying tricks from the platforms, clown diving, and we will have a featured comedian joining us as well. It is sure to be fun for the whole family. You definitely will not want to miss it!"
The Tigers are coming off of their first meet in program history last Friday at Georgia Tech against the Yellow Jackets and the College of Charleston Cougars. In the women's diving events, the Tigers swept the Cougars 13-0 and fell to the Yellow Jackets 27-13.
Chelsea Uranaka led Clemson with a score of 265.65 in the three-meter, while Juliana Melchionda finished third in the one-meter with a score of 250.95. Elizabeth Tatum posted top-five finishes in both the one-meter (234.00) and the three-meter (262.32) for the Tigers.
Emily Howard placed fourth in the one-meter with a score of 235.60 and sixth in the three-meter with a score of 223.80. Katherine Barolak's score of 225.45 was good enough for fifth place in the three-meter. Megan Helwagen posted the sixth-best score in the one-meter (224.55). Jessica Doolittle placed seventh in the one-meter with her score of 207.10, while Emily Yoder finished seventh in the three-meter with a score of 200.30. Jessica Resler finished in eighth place in the one-meter with a score of 174.30.
"I am extremely proud of our Tiger divers," Hasselbach said. "From a competitive standpoint, they are right where they need to be this early in our season. Every one of them stood up and competed. It was a proud moment as six of our new divers wore the 'Paw' in their first ever competition as a Clemson Tiger."
Admission to Friday's exhibition is free to the public.