UGA diver Ryan qualifies for US Word Cup team

AUSTIN, Texas ‚Äî Laura Ryan of the Georgia diving team qualified to represent the United States in the 2014 FINA World Cup during the USA Diving Winter National Championships on Sunday. 

Ryan, a senior from Elk River, Minn., came in fourth on the 3-meter springboard with 879.90 points. Maren Taylor won with 923.90 points, followed by Casey Martin with 907.75 and Emma Ivory-Ganja with 882.30.

Ryan will be joined on the U.S. World Cup team by Taylor. Martin and Ivory-Ganja did not meet the degree of difficulty requirements to advance.

The FINA World Cup will take place July 15-20 in Shanghai, China.

Ryan won her preliminaries round with 311.15 points, then stood fourth after the semifinals after missing just one dive and posting 254.55 points for a total of 565.70. She added 314.20 points in the finals to come in fourth.