Bean Places 22nd in Women’s 1-Meter, Eckhoff Takes 24th in Men’s 3-Meter on Day Two of NCAA Zone “A” Diving

Senior Andrew Eckhoff
Senior Andrew Eckhoff

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – UMBC sophomore Katie Bean (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) finished 22nd in the women's 1-meter competition and senior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) placed 24th in the men's 3-meter event, on Day Two of the NCAA Zone "A" Diving Meet at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

For Bean, it is her second top-25 finish at the meet, after placing 21st yesterday in the 3-meter competition.  Today, the America East Most Outstanding Female Diver scored 223.00 points, just 3.30 points behind the 18th place finisher who advanced to the finals.  Freshman Corinna Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) also competed for the Retrievers, placing 41st by scoring 182.25 points.

In the men's competition, Eckhoff finished his career by scoring 275.45 in the 3-meter prelims and placing 24th.  The 3-meter record holder for UMBC, Eckhoff is a two-time America East Most Outstanding Male Diver after sweeping both competitions at this year's conference meet in Maine.  In addition, he won both events at the ECAC meet at Harvard to earn Most Outstanding Diver honors there as well.

Competing at his first Zones meet, sophomore Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) placed 34th on Saturday with a score of 233.45 in the prelims.

The NCAA Zone "A" Meet wraps up tomorrow with the men's and women's platform diving competition.