Swimming and Diving's Harris Selected WAC Diver of the Week

Swimming and Diving's Harris Selected WAC Diver of the Week

DENVER, Colo. – Northern Arizona swimming and diving’s Taryn Harris was selected Verizon Wireless WAC Diver of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday. Harris finished fourth on the 1-meter and seventh on the 3-meter at the Wildcat Diving Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., this past weekend.

Harris placed fourth in the championship finals on the 1-meter scoring 236.70 in the preliminary round and entering the finals as the eighth and final seed. Harris improved upon that number at the right time scoring 268.45 in the finals finishing behind only Buffalo’s Meili Carpenter, Arizona State’s Ellina Eggers and BYU’s Tawni Jones.

Harris, from East Wenatchee, Wash., advanced to the 3-meter finals scoring 285.25 in the preliminary round with the competition’s fourth-best performance. She finished in seventh-place with a score of 256.25.

The junior diver’s preliminary score on 3-meter (285.25) was an NCAA Zone Qualifying score and her final score on 1-meter (268.45) was an NCAA Zone Qualifying score as well.

Harris was competing in the Lumberjacks’ first of two invitationals this year, a meet featuring more than 70 divers from 12 schools including programs such as Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Buffalo, New Mexico, San Jose State, Stanford, UNLV and Wisconsin.

San Jose State’s Heather Denman was named the Verizon Wireless WAC swimmer of the week.  Denman set three WAC individual season-bests at the Toshiba Classic in Long Beach, Calif., and was a member of three relays that also set top times in the WAC this year