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AU's Chambliss earns diving All-American honors
3/17/10

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Alfred University senior diver Kameron Chambliss (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond) has earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III swimming and diving championships.

Chambliss placed fifth in three-meter diving Wednesday. By placing in the top eight, Chambliss earned All-American certification. He is Alfred's lone representative at the national championship meet, being held today though Saturday, March 20, in Minneapolis. Phil Devine of Wisconsin-Oshkosh won the three-meter event Wednesday with 563 points.

After Wednesday's preliminary round in three-meter diving, Chambliss stood in second place and after the evening finals, he had scored 501.15 points to finish in fifth. His score broke his own school record for three-meter championship diving (497.05 points), set at last month's Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association (UNYSCSA)/Empire 8 championship meet.

Chambliss becomes only the second diver in AU program history to earn All-American honors; John Sturm placed fifth in three-meter diving in 1985. He is also the first member of an AU swimming and diving team to place in the top eight at the NCAA championships since 2001, when Todd Striker took fourth in the 200-yard backstroke and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle.

Chambliss will compete in the one-meter diving competition on Friday.