BYU sophomore all-America Courtney Nelson outdistanced a field of 37 divers from 12 western states to win the three-meter board at the Zone E diving qualifying meet Friday afternoon.

Nelson scored 498.85 to defeat Carla Goltman of UCLA (488.05) and Karen Rittsberger of Arizona (437.00). The top three finishers qualify for the NCAA diving championships March 16-18 in Indianapolis.