Senior Jessica Parratto is going to the national championships for one final time.
Parrato won two events at the NCAA Zone C Championships in West Lafayette, Indiana and qualified for the national championships in three.
In order to qualify for each respective diving event, Parratto had to be one of the top nine finishers in the 1-meter dive, top eight in the 3-meter dive and top-12 in the platform dive at the Zone C Championships.
Parratto easily hit all three benchmarks.
Parratto finished first in both the 1-meter dive and the platform dive. In the 1-meter, Parratto finished with a score of 604.25, and in the platform, she had a score of 595.15. Parratto’s score in the platform dive was the third best overall score from the five different Zone Championships taking place across the United States.
In the 3-meter dive, Parratto was second, finishing with a total score of 679.70.
Parratto won the platform dive national championship in 2015 and placed second in 2017.
At the 2019 Big Ten championships in Bloomington, Parratto won both the 1-meter and platform dive.
The 2019 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships will run from March 20-23 in Austin, Texas. The 1-meter dive competition will be Thursday, March 21, the 3-meter dive Friday, March 22 and the platform dive Saturday, March 23. Parratto will compete in all three events.
With Parratto qualified, IU’s group for the national championships is now up to 17 athletes. Parratto is the only IU women's diver to qualify.