Freeman and Rydze to Compete at the World Championships Trials

May 9, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa divers Deidre Freeman and Veronica Rydze will compete at the USA Diving 2011 World Championships trials for synchronized diving and 1-meter events Thursday through Sunday at the Morcom Aquatics Center on the campus of Florida State. The divers will both compete in the individual 1-meter and 3-meter synchro events.

The women’s 3-meter synchro preliminary and semifinal rounds will be held on Friday, May 13, while the women’s 1-meter preliminary and semifinal rounds will take place Saturday, May 14. The final rounds of both events will be held Sunday.

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The divers last competed at the NCAA Championships March 17-18 in Austin, Texas. Freeman earned an All-America honor for her efforts on the 1 and 3-meter boards, while Rydze received the accolade on the 1-meter.

Rydze placed 13th overall on the 1-meter (296.65) and was unable to finish the 3-meter event due to an injury. Freeman placed 15th overall on the 1-meter (286.30) and 10th on the 3-meter (370.65).