May 21, 2010
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama Swimming and Diving team has signed Luke Zippi (Melbourne, Fla.) to a National Letter of Intent head coach Eric McIlquham announced this week.
"Luke has had a lot of success on the state and national level and we feel like he'll be able to add to the rich diving tradition we enjoy here at Alabama," McIlquham said.
Zippi is a senior at Viera High School where he dove for Michelle Sirounis. The 2009 Florida 2A State Champion, he also earned a silver medal off the three-meter board at the 2009 AAU National Championships.
"I was looking for a fun team with awesome teammates and coaches to be on, where I knew I could improve and succeed," Zippi said. "Bama was exactly what I was looking for."
Zippi competes for the Treasure Coast Dive Team and is coached by Gregg Sevaites. He is the son of Mary and Carl Zippi.