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Freshman diver selected to World Championship team



Freshman diver James Connor was selected to the Australian World Championship team Monday after an impressive weekend at the Australian Open diving championships.

Connor will compete in the 3-meter, platform, synchronized 3-meter and synchronized platform dives at the World Championships.

“James continues to establish himself as the premier male diver for team Australia,” IU Coach Drew Johansen said. “He is truly an all-around threat in every event he dives in. His experience diving for the Hoosiers this year as a freshman served him well in the four-day event that pushed him to his physical limits.”

Connor won four titles at the Australian Open. He is now the fourth diver with IU ties to earn a World Championship spot, joining sophomore Michael Hixon, freshman Jessica Parratto and graduate Amy Cozad.

“Absolutely not a bad weekend,” Connor said. “No complaints from me. This weekend has gone as well as I could hope.

“Everything we have done in the lead up to this competition has helped this performance.”

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