Successful day for Blue?Devils

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Competing at nationals for the first time, Fredonia State senior Ryan Fuller finished 10th Thursday in 1-meter springboard diving.

His placement was good enough to be cited as an NCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American.

Fuller nailed his final dive of the consolation final, held after preliminaries, to earn 54 points. He finished with 448.95 points.

He surpassed several divers who had been ahead of him with the final dive.

He was 12th after preliminaries with 433.20 points. That was just over 22 points out of eighth place and a spot in the finals on Thursday night.

Fuller will compete for the final time as a collegian Saturday in the men’s 3-meter springboard competition.

Today, fellow senior Sarah Ficarro will compete one last time. She and junior Ashley Keller are entered in the women’s 1-meter competition.

Both women earned Honorable Mention All-American status in the 3-meter competition Wednesday. For Ficarro, it was her seventh All-American certificate. It was Keller’s first; she, like Fuller, is competing in the NCAA D-III meet for the first time.