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Diving Concludes Zone Meets With Six Finalists

Dominic Giordano qualifies for third NCAA event, while Tony Galante makes second.


Five Pitt Divers Qualify For Tuesday's Finals

Dominic Giordano placed fourth at 3-meter to qualify for the NCAA Championships.


Divers Look To Qualify For NCAA's At Zones

Members of the Pitt diving team will compete in Zone A Championships for NCAA berth


Pitt Concludes Second Day of ECAC Championships

Kinga Cichowska wins the 100 breast with new ECAC record time.


First Day of ECAC Championships Complete

Pitt men's and women's divers sweep events.

CAREER: School record holder in platform diving with a score of 223.20 at the 2014 ACC Championships.

Started her junior year with a third and fourth place finish at Duke in the 1M and 3M, respectfully.

In the season opener against Duke, placed second on 3M and third on 1M ... Was third on 3M and fourth on 1M at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern ... Against West Virginia, won 1M and placed third in 3M ... Took second in both 1M and 3M at Denison ... Finished third in both 1M and 3M at the Senior Recognition Meet ... Competed at the ACC Championships in all three dives, scoring points by finishing 23rd in 3M ... At the ECAC Championships, placed second on 1M and fourth on 3M ... Made two finals at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships, taking 12th in platform (399.45) and 13th in 3M (501.05).

Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Qualified for the finals in 1M at the NCAA Zone A Qualifying meet, placing 13th with a score of 471.45In the season opener at St. Bonaventure, won the 3M dive ... Took second in both 1M and 3M at Bucknell ... At the Pitt Invite, placed fourth in 1M and eighth in 3M ... At West Virginia, won 3M and was fourth in 1M ... Against James Madison/Denison, nabbed second in 1M and third in 3M ... Won 1M and tied for first in 3M against Villanova ... Won 1M and tied for third in 3M at Pitt's Senior Recognition Meet ... Placed third in both 1M and 3M at Virginia ... Finished 20th in platform diving at the ACC Championships.

High School:
Placed third at the 2012 PIAA State Championship...finished second in both the 2012 PIAA State District I Championship and the Suburban One League Continental Conference Championship...earned 16th place in 1M at the 2012 USA Diving Age Group National Championship...2012-2013 Central Bucks West Swimming/Diving Team Co-Captain...selected for the 2012 Suburban One League Continental All League Selection Girls Diving 1st Team and the 2012 Pennsylvania High School All-State AAA Diving Team...2012 NISCA All America Interscholastic Diving Team...earned fourth place at 2011 PIAA State Championship...placed seventh at the 2011 PIAA District I Championship...third place winner at 2011 Suburban One League Continental Conference Championship...selected for the 2011 Suburban One League Continental All League Selection Girls Diving 1st Team and the 2011 Pennsylvania High School All-State AAA Diving Team...2011 AAU All American 1M and 3M...finished 18th at the 2010 PIAA State Championship...placed fifth at 2010 PIAA District I Championship...captured fourth place at 2010 Suburban One League Continental Conference Championship.

Personal: Daughter of Ray and Karen Saunders...has a younger sister, Juli...traveled to China and climbed the Great Wall...started gymnastics at age seven and competed four years, finishing at level currently undecided on field of study.

Saunders' Personal Best Performances
Event Score Date Venue
1 Meter 6 Dives
278.20 1/31/2014
vs. Villanova
vs. Cal/CMU/Grove City/Clarion
Platform 6 Dives 189.35 11/22/2013 Pitt Invitational
3 Meter 6 Dives 276.90 2/8/2014 vs. Virginia

Rachel Saunders

Rachel  Saunders


Warrington, Pa.

High School:
Central Bucks West


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