Former Indiana diver Christina Loukas earns Olympic berth

Christina Loukas, a former NCAA champion at Indiana, finished second in the 3-meter springboard finals at the U.S. Olympic trials to earn a spot on the team. The release from IU sports info follows.

Loukas Makes Second Olympic Team

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Former Indiana University All-American and 2009 NCAA Champion Christina Loukas can now call herself a two-time Olympian after earning a spot on the 2012 squad at the USA Diving Olympic Trials in Federal Way, Wash.

Loukas finished second in the 3-meter springboard finals with a score of 1017.85 points. She headed into the finals in second place and despite missing her reverse 2 ½ pike for just 49.50 points, she never let go of that position spot. Loukas scored 72 points or higher on three other dives, including 76.50 on her back 2 ½ in the first round.

She joins Cassidy Krug on the team after Krug won the event with 1094.85 points.

Loukas also represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic games, finishing 9th in the women’s 3-meter springboard competition.

The Trials conclude Sunday with finals in men’s 3-meter and women’s 10-meter. Eight divers have already claimed spots on the team.