Alison Gibson of Longhorn Aquatics competes during the Senior Women's 3m Springboard Semifinal during the 2017 USA Diving Summer National Championships on August 10, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Swimming & Diving

Alison Gibson earns fourth place at World University Games

Posted August 24th, 2017

Story highlights
  • Alison Gibson and Brooke Schultz take fourth in synchronized three-meter diving
  • Gibson also competed in one-meter springboard event earlier this week
  • Joanna Evans qualified for two finals

Alison Gibson, a sophomore at UT, teamed up with Brooke Schultz to finish fourth in the synchronized three-meter diving final at the World University Games in Taipei City, Taiwan Thursday.

It was Gibson’s second event at the competition.

Diving for the United States, the duo scored 268.17 points, just 2.13 points behind third place.

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Mexico took the gold medal with 290.22 points. South Korea finished in second place with 280.89 points while Russia took bronze with 270.30 points.

Earlier in the week, Gibson finished 18th in the one-meter springboard event with 229.10 points.

In swimming, UT junior Joanna Evans qualified for two finals events. Swimming for The Bahamas, Evans finished the 200-meter freestyle in 1 minutes, 59.19 seconds to qualify fifth. She qualified seventh for the 800 freestyle in 8:36.89.

Austin Katz, who swam for the U.S. and will join UT this semester, qualified second for the 200 backstroke final with a time of 1:57.69.

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