June 8, 2011
Texas A&M senior-to-be diver Grant Nel was named to Australia's FINA World Championships team and will compete in the event June 16-23 in Shanghai, China, Diving Australia announced.
Nel will compete in the one- and three-meter springboard dives in China after winning both events at the Australia World Championships Trials in Melbourne, Victoria June 3-5. It will be Nel's second trip to Worlds after also representing Australia at the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne.
Earlier this year, Nel posted a pair of runner-up finishes on the springboard dives and was third on the platform at the NCAA Championships. He set new school standards in all three dives in 2011. Last summer, Nel grabbed a bronze medal on the three-meter board at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.