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Taryn Urbanus Readies For NCAA Diving Championships

Taryn Urbanus will compete in the 1 and 3-meter events at the NCAA Championships this week.
March 19, 2015

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Connecticut junior diver Taryn Urbanus (Quincy, Mass.) is set to compete in two events at the 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held March 19-21 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Urbanus, who will be the first UConn diver to compete at the NCAA Championships since 2013, will take part in the 1 and 3-meter events.

The 1-meter preliminaries get underway at 11 a.m. on Thursday, and the finals of the event will be at 7 p.m. that day. The 3-meter competition takes place a day later, with the preliminaries once again at 11 a.m. and the finals set for 7 p.m.

Each session will be streamed live online, and ESPN3 will broadcast the finals on Friday and Saturday. To see the action from each day click HERE.

Urbanus joined the 40 other competitors at the NCAA Championships after placing in the top-three in both the 1 and 3-meter at last week's NCAA Zone A Meet in Buffalo. The UConn standout totaled 627.95 points in the 3-meter to earn second-place honors, and she followed that up with a third-place finish in the 1-meter.

"Taryn will be competing with the `best of the best' in colleges throughout the country," UConn diving coach John Bransfield said. "Many of these kids have competed on U.S. National Teams throughout their collegiate careers."


 

 

The Quincy, Mass. native broke through this season after winning the 3-meter final at the 2014 American Athletic Championships. She was named the Conference Female Diver of the Week on Jan. 27, and she earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore following her victory in the 3-meter.

"It has been a joy to witness her maturation as a competitor," Bransfield said. "This has been an exciting process, and if she can treat this week as just another part of her `own game' the outcome will be a great finale to the year."

Check back on UConnHuskies.com for a complete recap of all the action from Thursday and Friday.

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