Freeman, Rydze Place 3rd, 7th in 1-Meter at Winter Nationals

Dec. 18, 2011

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Former University of Iowa diver Deidre Freeman and current Hawkeye senior Veronica Rydze placed third and seventh, respectively, in the final of the 1-meter springboard at the USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials on Sunday.

Freeman, who graduated from the UI last season, tied for third place with 274.90 points. Rydze dove to a seventh place showing with a career best five dive total of 258.38.

Freeman and Rydze will team up to compete in the women’s 3-meter synchro event on Thursday.

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