COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 16)-New Mexico State freshman diver Audrey Ruiz represented the Aggies at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships, March 14-16, at the Air Force Academy Cadet Natatorium in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ruiz competed in all three diving events. She opened the zone meet on the 3-meter springboard, March 14. Ruiz scored 224.30 points and finished in 45th place. The following day, March 15, Ruiz posted 190.70 points on the 1-meter board for a 47th-place showing. She ended the zone meet on the platform. Ruiz was 37th on the tower with a score of 121.50.
"This was Audrey's first NCAA Zone Championship, and as such it was an incredible learning experience for her," diving coach Molly Parker said. "This was her first collegiate meet experience of this size and caliber and in each event she really focused on her own meet which shows a level of competitive maturity. Gaining experience at this type of meet is crucial for her development as a competitor."