July's news and notes on the Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team
Notre Dame places 30th in national championship meet
Notre Dame senior qualifies for 'A' final heat for second time in his career
Notre Dame senior scores first Irish points of the NCAA meet
Notre Dame senior All-American bests time set at last season's NCAA meet
AS A SOPHOMORE: For the second season in a year, was the sole Irish diver to compete at the NCAA Championships, placing 23rd in the 1-meter competition with a score of 330.00 and 20th in the 3-meter event (score of 370.30) … began the season competing at the Dennis Stark relays, placing first in the 1-meter relay event with classmate James Lichtenstein (combined scored 672.14, individually scored 343.57) and second in the 3-meter synchro diving event (283.80, again paired with Lichtenstein) … in an exhibition meet against Georgia Tech and South Carolina, took first in the 1-meter event (score of 334.40) and came in third in the 3-meter (343.25) … next day versus Auburn came in second in both events, scoring 342.83 in the 1-meter and 373.50 in the 3-meter … back home against Purdue, came in second in 1-meter (339.30) and fourth in 3-meter (353.40) … the next week against Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh, took fifth in both 1-meter (285.00) and 3-meter (319.10) competition … on the road at Michigan State, won both the 1-meter (370.80) and 3-meter (383.10) … at Hawkeye Invitational meet, took first in the 1-meter competition (378.40), qualifying for the evening finals after a 289.35 showing in the morning prelims … finished fourth in 3-meter (346.90) after qualifying with his 335.05 prelim score … dove to a score of 238.90 in the platform competition, finishing 11th … at Michigan, scored 233.10 in the 1-meter and won the 3- meter competition (353.55) … at Wisconsin, took third in both events (353.30 in 1-meter, 390.95 in 3-meter) … in Shamrock Invitational, won both 1-meter (374.80) and 3-meter (377.50) events … repeated first place performances the following week in both events, winning 1-meter with a score of 361.35 and 3-meter with a 409.27 showing … in ACC Championship meet, narrowly missed evening finals in both 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, earning preliminary scores of 313.90 in 1-meter (good for 11th place) and 331.20 in 3-meter (good for 15th place) … finished 20th in the platform competition (249.65) … qualified at NCAA Zone C diving meet by taking seventh place in the 3-meter competition, scoring 751.50 total (385.45 from prelims) … finished ninth in the standings in 1-meter competition (645.00, 317.20 after preliminary competition) and 14th in platform (531.80, 266.95 after prelims) … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Lone diver to compete at the NCAA Championships, placing 19th in the 1-meter (324.10), 23rd in the platform (259.30) and 27th in the 3-meter (325.6) ... also represented Notre Dame at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships, racking up an 18th-place finish in the 1-meter (321.90), 11th-place finish in the 3-meter (345.50) and 21st-place finish in the platform (255.85) ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: First began competing in diving during final two years at Tomball High School ... two-time Academic All-American in diving ... member of the school's 4A district and regional champion as a senior, finishing as the runner-up at the state championship meet ... dove for The Woodlands Diving Academy on the club circuit ... swept the 1 and 3-meter springboard events at the 2013 USA Diving Summer Junior Region 5 Championships ... finished first in the 1-meter and was the runner-up off the 3-meter springboard at the 2013 USA Diving Summer Junior Zone C Championships ... earned a pair of top-15 finishes in both dives at the USA Diving Summer Junior National Championships ... qualified for both the 2012 Junior National Diving Championships and the AT&T National Diving Championships ... took up diving during sophomore year of high school after previously competing in gymnastics for the Cypress Academy of Gymnastics ... was a two-time first team Academic All-American in gymnastics ... inducted into the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society while attending Tomball High ... son of Michael and Barbara Coumos ... has one brother, Andrew ... has one sister, Courtney ... mother, Barbara, competed in track and field and volleyball at the University of Texas at San Antonio ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies.
Coumos's Career Bests
|1-meter (6)||378.40||Hawkeye Invitational (2014)|
|3-meter (6)||409.27||v. Cleveland State (2015)|
|Platform (6)||290.60||Hawkeye Invite (2013)|
|1-meter (11)||321.90||ACC Championship (2014)|
|3-meter (11)||345.50||ACC Championship (2014)|
|Platform (11)||255.85||ACC Championship (2014)|