Both competitors turned in solid performances last week in dual meets with the NCAA Division I University of the Incarnate Word (TX).
Valmessei, a first-year diver, won the 1-meter event against UIW with a score of 293.75. The mark qualified him for the NCAA Division III Zone Championships to be hosted by Trinity March 2-3, 2018 at San Antonio's Palo Alto College. Valmessei also placed fifth on the high board in the UIW meet.
Peterson earned Diver of the Week accolades for the second time this season. The Tiger senior placed second on the 1-meter board against UIW and was third on the 3-meter board. She qualified at an earlier meet on the 1-meter board for the Zone Championships.
Trinity's swimmers and divers will host the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Saturday in Hixon Natatorium. The diving events get under way at 10:00 a.m. and swimming starts at 11:00 a.m.