UGA diver Ryan qualifies for US Word Cup team

AUSTIN, Texas — 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.

 

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