BLACKSBURG, Va.- Senior diver Tyler Pramer finished up his distinguished career as a Bulldog at the NCAA Zone A Championships on Tuesday.
In the one-meter diving event, Pramer placed 19th in the preliminary round and barely missed qualifying for finals; the top 18 advanced to compete in the last round of dives. His score in prelims was 274.60, just 2.75 behind Virginia's Jordan Sacks, the last diver to qualify for finals.
Harvard's Michael Mosca, the reigning Ivy League champion, won the event, followed by Kyle Butts and T. J. Shinholser from Virginia Tech. Butts, Hawkins, Virginia's J. B Kolod and Mosca have locked up four of the five spots that Zone A is allotted at the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. The last qualifier will be determined after the platform dive tomorrow, which Pramer will not compete in.
Pramer played a critical role in Yale's success during his four years with the team. He competed in four Ivy League championship meets, at which he scored a combined total of 183 points. At the end of the 2014 championship, he received the Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver Award for scoring the most championship points of any diver in the Ivy League's Class of 2014.
With Pramer's season complete, sophomore swimmer Brian Hogan is the last Bulldog with a meet still ahead of him. He will race at the NCAA Championships, which will be held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas from Mar. 27-29.
-Report by Josh Mandell '16