SOUTHLAKE, Texas- Mary Beth Geeze and Delia Covo qualified for the 2011 NCAA Zone 'D' Diving Meet in Austin, Texas at the SCAC Western Shootout. North Texas qualified multiple divers to the NCAA Zone Meet for the first time in school history and will participate in the event for the first time since Melissa Whitaker qualified in 2003. Both Geeze and Covo set school records on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards respectively.
Delia Covo posted a 280.15 and won the 3-meter diving competition, besting her previous school record of 269.85, set on November 5th against SMU. Mary Beth Geeze posted a 272.55, which would have also set the school record if not for Covo's performance. A score of 280 is needed to qualify for the Zone Diving Meet on the 3-meter board.
Geeze posted a 271.60, shattering the school record of 256.50 set by Melissa Whitaker on 10/28/2000, and clearing the 265 score needed to qualify for the Zone Meet on the 1-meter board. Jessica Bills (232.55), Kendall Schmid (217.15) and Monica Wolfe (187.35) all set season-highs in the event.
North Texas returns to the pool on December 2nd at the Texas Invitational.