Peterson becomes first Wisconsin diver to qualify for national championships in 16 years

For the first time since 2001, the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers will have a diver at the NCAA Championships.

Senior Ashley Peterson punched her ticket and became the first diver of any gender to qualify in 16 years after an impressive sixth-place finish in the platform event with a score of 507.80 at the NCAA Zone D qualifiers in Columbia, Mo.

Head coach Whitney Hite was elated to find out Peterson is Indianapolis bound.

“We're thrilled for Ashley," Hite said. "Our diving program has made some great strides under Anton Slobounov and this is a great step for both Ashley and for our program."

Peterson will join ten other members of the Wisconsin women’s swimming and diving program at the NCAA Championships, which run from March 15-18 at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis. 

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