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Chambliss again earns All-American honors at NCAA championships
3/20/10

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

Chambliss placed sixth in one-meter diving Friday evening, with 477.36 points. His score broke his own school record for one-meter championship diving (466.35), set at last month's Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association (UNYSCSA)/Empire 8 championship meet.

By placing in the top eight, Chambliss earned All-American certification. Alfred's lone representative at the national championship meet, Chambliss had previously been named an All-American after placing fifth in Wednesday's three-meter diving competition. Nathan LaRowe of SUNY Potsdam won the one-meter event Friday with 563 points.

The championships, being held in Minneapolis, MN, conclude today. After Friday’s events, Chambliss had accumulated 27 points and Alfred stood in 27th place in the team standings.

Chambliss is only the second diver in AU program history to earn All-American honors — John Sturm placed fifth in three-meter diving in 1985 — and is the first AU diver ever to earn multiple All-American certifications. 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.