Courtesy of Akron Sports Information Departments
YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan University divers Kelly Hendricks (Schaumberg, Ill.-Conant) and Danielle Hulvey (Pickerington, Ohio-Pickerington Central) will try to qualify for the 2013 World Championships in Spain and World University Games in Russia by competing at the World Championship Trials in Tallahassee, Fla. The divers will hit the water at the Morom Aquatic Center on the campus of Florida State University, May 15-20
Hendricks was named a First Team All-American after a third place finish in the three-meter dive and All-American Honorable Mention for an 11th place finishes in the one-meter competition at the NCAA Championships, March 23. The EMU senior shined in the competition posting a 356.05 in the three-meter dive. Her score earned her third place overall in the national championships. Hendricks put up a 360.30 in the prelims which was good for second in the round.
Hendricks was named second team All-MAC at the 2013 MAC Championships, after taking second in both the one- and three-meter dives. Following her performance at the MAC Championships, she finished in the top-10 in both the one- and three-meter dives at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in West Lafayette, Ind., including the top spot in the one-meter dive with a total score of 587.50.
Hulvey, named the Most Outstanding Diver at the 2013 MAC Championships, will also be competing on the boards for EMU. The junior earned All-America Honorable Mention status with a 16th place finish in the one-meter dive at the NCAA Championships. Hulvey was unable to make it into the finals of the three-meter dive, posting a 218.80 in the preliminary round. She took second in the one-meter dive at the 2013 NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in order to qualify for the national championships.
Currently, Hendricks and Hulvey have already finished her first dive of the trials, the one-meter springboard competition. Hendricks took 13th in the preliminary/quarterfinal round with a score of 211.70, while Hulvey's 173.55 earned her a 20th place in the prelims.