Scheck, Ransom Lead Mean Green At AFA Invitational
Ransom Records Career-Best Score On Three-Meter Board
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado - The North Texas diving team completed the Air Force Diving Invitational this weekend at the Cadet Natatorium, its last invitational event before the Conference USA championships begin.
"We had a long few days here at the Air Force Invite," head diving coach Mark Murdock said. "There were nearly 70 women in the competition, making it even more of a battle when there is 30 minutes between each dive. The divers had to keep warm between rounds and stay in a competitive mindset for the whole day."
On Friday, the team dove in two events, the one-meter board and the platform board.
Samantha Scheck led the divers in the one-meter event with a score of 214.10, finishing 36th, the highest finish for a North Texas diver on the weekend. Following Scheck was Averie Ruiz (203.00) in 49th and Allison Crites (199.25) in 52nd.
"Having a chance to compete on platform once more was a confidence builder for the team," Murdock explained.
Saturday saw three members of the Mean Green finish in the top-50 of the three-meter board. Ransom led the Mean Green, finishing 42nd with a career-best score of 214.40 Averie Ruiz tallied a score 206.95, good for 47th, while Scheck finished 50th, recording a score of 201.25.
"Overall, the team did well refocusing for each dive and now should be confident going into conference championships," Murdock added.
Up Next For The Mean Green
The North Texas swimming and diving team will host Senior Night on Friday, February 3, at 5 p.m. inside the Pohl Recreation Center in Denton. Emily Rush, Ash Stone, Samantha Scheck, Abbie Imes and Courtney Connelly will be celebrated for their contribution to North Texas' swimming and diving program.