LEXINGTON, Va. - VMI's Dallas Disbro has been named the VMI Athlete of the Week, for the time period ending Feb. 1.
Disbro won the
3-meter diving event Jan. 27 versus Limestone with an NCAA Zone
Qualifying score of 327.75 points. That was well over the qualifying
mark of 310 points, and also shattered the previous Keydet best of
301.05 points, which had stood since 1982. The Keydet senior is now
eligible for the NCAA Zone Diving Competitions, a meet held in Buffalo,
N.Y. in early March. Should he be able to compete at that event, he will
be able to battle for a berth at the NCAA Championships.
In addition to being the first NCAA qualifying mark achieved under head coach Bill Nicholson, Disbro’s effort was also the top 3-meter performance in the CCSA this year, topping the previous best of 274.70, which Disbro himself set in October. He also won the 1-meter dive in Friday's competition.
For his efforts, Disbro was also named the CCSA Men's Diver of the Week for the third time this season.
2011-12 VMI Athletes of the Week
Feb. 1 - Dallas Disbro (Men's Swimming and Diving)
Jan. 25 - Keith Gabriel (Basketball)
Jan. 11 - Matt Brock (Wrestling)
Jan. 4 - Stan Okoye (Basketball)
Dec. 14 - Jennifer Sing (Track and Field) and Quinton Upshur (Basketball)
Dec. 9 - Andrew Embree (Wrestling) and Antonio Wood (Track and Field)
Nov. 18 - Kevin Jones (Men's Rifle)
Nov. 2 - Dallas Disbro, Meghan O'Halloran and Mackenzie Perkins (Swimming and Diving)
Oct. 27 - Stephen Lloyd (Men's Swimming and Diving)
Oct. 21 - Taylor Feuerstein (Men's Soccer) and Felix Kitur (Cross Country)
Oct. 12 - Noah Hagos (Cross Country)
Sept. 22 - Tracy Hairston (Football)
Sept. 15 - Amanda Berrios (Women's Soccer) and Noah Hagos (Cross Country)
Sept. 8 - Sarah Strand (Women's Soccer)