DIVING: Selection camp to determine 2008 World Cup team begins January 20

Jan. 13, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS-USA Diving has invited 32 divers to its 2008 World Cup team selection camp, set for January 20-24 in Columbus, Ohio. The FINA World Cup, an Olympic qualifying meet, will be held February 19-24 in Beijing. Competition will be conducted in four events for both men and women: 3-meter, 10-meter, synchronized 3-meter and synchronized 10-meter synchronized. The U.S. may enter two divers on each individual event and one team per synchronized event. The United States has already secured six out of a possible 12 Olympic spots and will be looking to fill its additional spots at the World Cup. The U.S. still needs to earn one individual spot for men's 3-meter and women's 10-meter, two individual spots for men's 10-meter, and one spot each for both women's synchronized diving events. The U.S. earned its other spots at the 2007 World Championships. USA Diving will use the World Cup selection camp to choose teams to compete at 2008 Grand Prix meets in China and Russia as well. Divers invited to the World Cup Selection Camp: Name/Hometown/Events (synchro partner) David Boudia//Noblesville, Ind./3M, 3MS, 10M, 10MS (Finchum) Matt Bricker/Winter Park, Fla./10M, 10MS (McCrory) Chris Colwill/Brandon, Fla./3M, 3MS (Tarantino) Troy Dumais/Ventura, Calif./3M, 3MS (Richeson) Thomas Finchum/Indianapolis, Ind./3MS, 10M, 10MS (Boudia) Kristian Ipsen/Clayton, Calif./3M Harrison Jones/Spring, Texas/3M, 10M JJ Kinzbach/Montgomery, Texas/10M Drew Livingston/The Woodlands, Texas/10M Nick McCrory/Chapel Hill, N.C./10M, 10MS Sean Moore/Englewood, Colo./10MS (Wieser) Mitch Richeson/Greenwood, Ind./3M, 3MS (Dumais) Mark Ruiz/Orlando, Fla./3M Jevon Tarantino/Boca Raton, Fla./3M, 3MS (Colwill) Wes Wieser/Chesterfield, Mo./10MS (Moore) Justin Wilcock/Smithfield, Utah/3M Bianca Alvarez/Miami, Fla./3M Heather Bounds/Round Rock, Texas/10M, 10MS (Cardinell) Allison Brennan/Huntington Beach, Calif./3M Kelci Bryant/Chatham, Ill./3M, 3MS (Rittenhouse) Cassandra Cardinell/Loudonville, N.Y./10M, 10MS (Bounds) Mary Beth Dunnichay/Elwood, Ind./10MS (Ishimatsu) Nancilea Foster/Spring, Texas/3M, 3MS (Krug) Haley Ishimatsu/Seal Beach, Calif./10M, 10MS (Dunnichay) Abby Johnston/Columbus, Ohio/3MS (Yarrison) Cassidy Krug/Coraopolis, Pa./3M, 3MS (Foster) Jessica Livingston/The Woodlands, Texas/10M, 10MS (Wilkinson) Christina Loukas/Riverwoods, Ill./3M, 3MS (Miller) Amanda Miller/Centreville, Va./3MS (Loukas) Ariel Rittenhouse/Santa Cruz, Calif./3M, 3MS (Bryant) Laura Wilkinson/Spring, Texas/10M, 10MS (Livingston) Mary Yarrison/Springfield, Va./3MS (Johnston) - USA Diving - Featuring America's best divers, USA Diving is the national governing body for the sport of diving. Headquartered in Indianapolis, USA Diving offers diversified programs geared toward the broadest number of diving enthusiasts, from the novice to the world champion. USA Diving conducts approximately 40 regional and national events annually and is responsible for training and selecting teams that represent the United States at international events such as the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup. For additional information please call Jennifer Lowery at 317-237-5252 or visit www.usadiving.org.