Underwood Places Second

Aug. 17, 2005

HUNTERSVILLE, NC – University of Iowa senior diver Nancilea Underwood placed second on the three-meter springboard at the 2005 U.S. National Senior Diving Championships in Huntersville, NC, last weekend.

Earlier in the competition, Underwood won the three-meter synchro title with Stanford junior Cassidy Krug. It was the first career title for both divers. Underwood also placed fourth on the one-meter springboard.

It has been a busy and successful summer for Underwood, who has been training with Krug at USA Diving’s national training center in Indianapolis, IN. The duo placed third on three-meter synchro in May at the Speedo/FINA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In June, Underwood was one of two Americans invited to the FINA Grand Prix Superfinal in Veracruz, Mexico. In July, she earned a berth on the United States’ 2005 World Championships team. She placed 11th on three-meter at that event in Montreal last month.

Women’s Three-Meter Springboard Finals
1. Kelci Bryant 495.03
2. Nancilea Underwood 488.01
3. Cassidy Krug 469.50
4. Victoria Ishimatsu 463.59
5. Heather Bounds 452.79
6. Brittany Renfrow 448.20
7. Summer Mitchell 435.75
8. Courtney McClow 424.74