Kushner Qualifies for Semifinals of Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla.,-On the first day of the All Star Challenge, Thursday, Feb. 3,in Orlando, Fla., University of Arkansas freshman diver Brieanne Kushner finished in the top eight of the three-meter springboard.

Head diving coach Scott Reich said he was pleased with Kushner’s performance on the first day of competition of the challenge.

“It was a great day,” Reich said. “Brieanne was excellent and it was one of her best performances. This was a real confidence builder for conference for her.”

Former Lady Razorback Mandy Moran defeated Kushner in the semifinals, which Reich said was an unfortunate contest.

“It was a bad draw for Brieanne, if she would have had another match-up she probably would have moved on,” Reich said.

The Lady’Backs compete in the one-meter and platform events, Saturday with competition starting at 8 a.m.

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