Nov. 12, 2003
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Senior Clayton Davis was today selected as the Big Ten's Diver of the Week after posting a pair of NCAA Central Diving Zone qualifying scores last Friday at Iowa. The native of Spring, Texas scored a 323.25 off the 1-meter springboard and a 332.01 off the 3-meter.
Davis' 1-meter score against the Hawkeyes was good for first place, while his 3-meter scored placed him behind teammate Steven LoBue, who posted a score of 341.03. Off both boards, Davis finished ahead of Iowa's Timo Klami, who is previous winner of the Diver of the Week award and was last season's Big Ten 3-meter champion.
Both of Davis' scores show great improvement over his previous outing at the Indiana Intercollegiates in late October. At the season-opening meet, held at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center, Davis mustered scores of 272.95 (1-meter) and 307.60 (3-meter), both of which just missed the diving zone qualifying standard.
Last week, sophomore Carrie McCambridge was named Diver of the Week after she swept the competition at the Miami (Ohio) dual. Against the Redhawks, McCambridge posted a score of 193.65 off the 3-meter and a diving zone qualifying mark of 285.08 in 1-meter competition. And like Davis, McCambridge has already qualified for Central Diving Zones in both dives just a few weeks into the season.
The men's and women's swimming and diving teams are in action this Friday and Saturday at the Georgia Tech/Florida Atlantic triangular. The meet begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. Georgia Tech will be providing live results after every heat via their athletics web site at www.ramblinwreck.com.
Purdue's men's team enters this weekend's meet receiving eight votes in the latest College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll. The Yellow Jackets and Owls are not ranked.