GREENSBORO, N.C. – Jake Burris closed his collegiate diving career Saturday night, gaining his second All-America finish in the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
The Albion College senior from Chelsea, Mich., finished seventh in the 3-meter competition. He was awarded 516.75 points.
Four of his six dives in the finals scored at least 54.60 points. His top dives were the inward 2 ½ which netted 63.45 points and the reverse 1 ½ somersault with a 2 ½ twist which gained 63.80 points.
Burris, who started with a fifth place finish in the 1-meter competition on Thursday, scored 26 of the 28 points scored by Albion in the NCAA Championships.
Burris' career includes three All-America awards (he finished sixth on the 1-meter board in Greensboro in his first year) and five honorable mention All-America awards.
Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.
The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.