Jason Cook places 5th in pair of NCAA diving events

By Jackson Alexander

UMass Athletics

Jason Cook, a star diver for the Massachusetts men’s swimming and diving team, finished in fifth-place in both the one and three-meter events this past weekend at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships in Annapolis, Md.

The junior finished fifth out of 46 divers in the one-meter event with a final score of 612.75 and fifth of out 43 divers in the three-meter event with a final score of 665.05.

Virginia Tech teammates Ryan Hawkins and Logan Shinholser won the one and three-meter events, respectively. Hawkins posted a score 657.85 in the one-meter dive for the win, while Shinholser’s final score of 790.05 in the three-meter dive was enough for the victory.

The event marked Cook’s third straight trip to the NCAA Zone A Championships. He made UMass history in his freshman year when he became the first Minutemen diver to qualify and compete in the NCAA Diving Championships.

Cook, a native of Amherst, holds the Atlantic 10 record in both the one and three-meter dives. He has also helped lead UMass to three A-10 Championships during his time at the school.

He holds the school record in the one and three-meter dives with scores of 334.50 and 395.05, respectively.

Cook will look to build on his already illustrious career in his senior year at UMass next season.

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