Aug. 10, 2005
Incoming freshman Burkley Showe is in fifth place with 559.65 points on the 3-meter springboard after Wednesday's semifinal round at the 2005 Speedo National Diving Championships in Huntersville, N.C.
"Burkley placed fifth at Nationals and he is right up there with the best ever of incoming freshmen divers here at Tennessee," UT diving coach Dave Parrington said. "I am very happy with his performance, and excited to see him compete in the finals as well as being excited about getting him on campus competing for the Vols."
Rising sophomore Ryan Rincon finished 15th on the 10-meter platform with 379.98.
"Considering Ryan's adversity and injuries I am pleased with his performance," Parrington added. "His effort was great and just being here competing is a huge positive towards his progress."
Finals for the 3-meter board are Friday, August 12.