The NC State swimming & diving team hosted its annual Red, White and Black meet Friday afternoon at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center.
The redshirt junior also finished 15th in the three-meter competition
Four divers compete at NCAA Zones
Joshua Karshen has been named the new NC State diving coach
Joshua Karshen begins his third season as the head diving coach at NC State, as he was named to the position in June 2012.
In Karshen's first season coaching the Wolfpack divers in 2012-13, several Wolfpack divers enjoyed quite a bit of success. Under Karshen's tutelage, Hannah Hopkins concluded her NC State career with her second consecutive All-America honors in the platform competition at the NCAA Championships. She also finished with All-ACC honors at the ACC Championships, finishing second overall in the platform competition. Rachel Mumma also enjoyed tremendous success under the guidance of Karshen, as she qualified for the NCAA Championships with a first-place finish on the one-meter springboard at the NCAA Diving Zone B Diving Championships. Members of the Pack diving squad have been named ACC Diver of the Week on four occasions under Karshen's tutelage.
State divers have also been successful on a national stage under the guidance of Karshen. Mumma finished as a US Zone Champion on the one-meter springboard and made the finals of the US National Championships, finishing in seventh. On the men's side, Chris Arcara and Charlie Retter qualified for the three-meter synchronized diving competition, finishing in eighth.
Prior to his time at NC State, Karshen spent three seasons coaching at Purdue, as well as the Boiler Diving Academy. At Purdue, he served as the diving coordinator for the 2010 Women's Big Ten Championships, NCAA Zone C Championships, and the NCAA Championships. The Women's NCAA Championship was recognized as a Meet of Excellence that year, and at the same time, Purdue University was also named a USA Diving Center of Excellence.