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Three Divers To Represent UConn At NCAA Zone Championship In Buffalo

STORRS, Conn. (March 12, 2009) - The University of Connecticut will be represented by three divers this weekend at the NCAA Zone Championship at the UB Alumni Arena on the campus of the University at Buffalo. The event takes places Friday-Sunday, March 13-15 and the top four divers in each event will advance to the NCAA Championship.

The women's team will be represented by senior Liza Marianni (Cherry Hill, N.J.), who is making her fourth NCAA Zone appearance. Marianni finished second at last month's BIG EAST Championship in the three-meters. She has been a finalist before at the Zone championship with two top-10 finishes in her career.

The men will be represented by junior Stephen Ferreira (Madison, Conn.) and freshman Brad Schott (Wilton, Conn.). Ferreira is making his second Zone appearance as he qualified as a freshman last year and made the cut to the finals in the one-meter. He finished in top eight of both the one-meter and three-meter at the BIG EASTs this year.

Schott qualified for the event as a freshman and will look to compete to make the cut in each event.