FIU’s Rebecca Quesnel to Compete at Canadian Olympic Trials This Saturday
TORONTO, Ontario (June 9, 2016) – Sophomore diver Rebecca Quesnel will be competing at the 2016 Senior Nationals and Olympic Trials for Team Canada on Saturday, June 11, from the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
The native of Burlington, Ontario, will be competing in the 10m platform program with the prelims beginning at 11:40 a.m. ET.
Quesnel, a five-time Conference USA Diver of the Week, has had a very successful collegiate season being named the 2015-16 C-USA Diver of the Year. She claimed the gold medal in the 1-meter and platform programs, while placing second in the 3-meter at this year’s C-USA Championships. She set the school record in the platform during the championships, posting a score of 299.80. Quesnel also set personal bests in the 1-meter (308.85 versus Illinois – 11/7/15), and the 3-meter (330.50 at FIU Relays – 1/9/16). Quesnel made FIU history, becoming the first Panther diver to qualify for the NCAA Championships back in March. Quesnel, the Conference USA Diver of the Meet during the conference championships, posted a score of 523.50 (over 10 dives in both the prelims and finals) to finish fifth in this year’s Zone B Diving Platform Finals and earn the program’s first birth in the NCAA Championships in diving. On the year, Quesnel posted 16 first-place results and a total of 23 top-three finishes.
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