Tweardy & McCrady Place Fourth at World University Games

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM MacKenzie Tweardy was the eighth Purdue diver to qualify for the World University Games dating back to 2005.
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MacKenzie Tweardy was the eighth Purdue diver to qualify for the World University Games dating back to 2005.
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July 12, 2013


World University Games | Women's 10-Meter Platform Results

KAZAN, Russia -- Purdue's MacKenzie Tweardy and partner Sarah McCrady of Minnesota placed fourth in synchronized 10-meter diving at the World University Games as the diving events at the international competition concluded Friday.

The United States women claimed the silver medal in the overall team competition as the diving events at the World University Games.

Team medals for diving are awarded based on overall performance throughout the Games. Each country's top two scores from the preliminaries in each of the individual events as well as the final scores from each of the synchronized events are added together to determine the team medalists.

The U.S. women finished the Games with 2109.91 team points, second only to China's 2437.97 points.

The women closed out their week with Tweardy and McCrady scoring 266.16 points in Friday's women's synchronized 10-meter contest to place fourth in that event. China won the event, Russia took silver and Mexico bronze.

Other members of the U.S. women's team include Loren Figueroa (Kingwood, Texas/University of Missouri), Meghan Houston (Austin, Texas/University of Texas), Samantha Pickens (Murrysville, Pa./University of Arizona), Laura Ryan (Elk River, Minn./University of Georgia) and Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Florida State University). Houston and Ryan won the bronze medal in the synchronized 3-meter event earlier in the Games.

Also on Friday, Sam Dorman (Tempe, Ariz./University of Miami) and Zac Nees (Hatfield, Pa./University of Miami) placed fourth in men's synchronized 3-meter with 390.34 points.

The U.S. men placed fifth in the team standings with 2673.34 points. China won the men's title as well.

-- Story by Jen Lowery, USA Diving