Schedule set for Tiger diving program's first season

Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams' team plans exhibition meet on Oct. 19 at renovated McHugh Natatorium

Clemson women's diving coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams

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Clemson women's diving coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams

The Clemson diving program released the first schedule in program history on Tuesday. Head coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams announced the slate, which will include nine events. Among the highlights will be eight meets, including four invitational meets in a variety of locations across the country, and a home exhibition on October 19 at 5 p.m. in newly refurbished McHugh Natatorium.

"I am looking forward to getting started with our 2012-2013 meet schedule,” Hasselbach Adams said. “We have added new and exciting competitive diving invitationals to our meet line-up this year. This will allow our divers to compete against divers from schools around the country they have never competed against before in collegiate competition.

“We are also looking forward to showcasing our 2012-13 diving team at the diving exhibition on October 19th. Our 12 ladies will be educating the spectators about the sport of diving and also performing a high-flying, entertaining diving show. It will be fun for the whole family and you won't want to miss it! We are looking forward to a very competitive season."

The first home meet in program history will be held on January 26, when Clemson will host Davidson. It will be the final regular season meet of the season.

The Tigers will begin competition on October 13 in Atlanta, GA against Georgia Tech and College of Charleston. Six days later will be the Clemson Diving Exhibition, which will coincide with men’s soccer and volleyball matches later that night.

Clemson will participate in four prestigious invitational meets in four different states. These include the Cougar Invitational in Houston, TX, the University of Missouri Invitational in Columbia, MO, and the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, GA. All of these events will come between November 15-December 2. The Tigers will also compete in the University of Tennessee Invitational, which will be held from January 3-5, 2013, for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

Additional meets include a week-long competition against N.C. State, North Carolina, and Duke in Greensboro in mid-December and a competition against rival South Carolina, Wingate, and College of Charleston in Columbia, SC, on January 25.

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1650tiger writes:

Why did only one ACC school agree to compete with Clemson's diving program? And why is there only one team willing to travel to compete at Clemson this year?

Oh, I know - because the NCAA scores diving and swimming together... so this whole thing is a shame.

Hope this lifeboat for Title Nine works okay until Women's Golf is fully funded.

gardenorb writes:

OMG! This facility is soo different than my years in 86 and 87. I hope you still have the hot tub. I remember the air being really cold at the pool. Pat Green well got us a hot tub our second year and it made things so much better. Good luck this season Leslie and your Tigers!

gardenorb writes:

Clemson may be rebuilding a team and if they are heavily recruiting, you will see major changes in a few short years. There was a time when Clemson held the Southeastern Section, US Competition. I dove against an Olympian. Look back and see the results on Mandy Meeks, Dave Hrovath and Chuck Wade (who was 2nd in the Pan Am tandem diving event). This team obviously has a vision and will reach its goals. Grit your teeth and show them all diving Tigers!

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