As a young girl I was a competitive gymnast, swimmer, and volleyball player, and would college and olympic diving on tv every chance I got. About 5 years ago, my best friend from gymnastics mom told me about how her son had been doing diving and gave my mom the coaches information. When I tried diving for the first time knew it was something I wanted to pursue. After diving for about 2 years I decided that I would quit gymnastics and swimming and focus on becoming a better diver, knowing that this is what I wanted to do in college. At the time, along with diving I was still on a club volleyball team. When I started high school freshman year I played volleyball in the fall, dove in the winter, and was on a school dance team in the spring. There is no girls Catholic School diving league in New York which meant if I was going to dive I would need to be on the boys varsity team and compete against boys from other schools- I saw it as a challenge. Freshman year I placed 4th the Boys Catholic League Championship meet. Then sophomore year came around and instead of playing volleyball I joined the girls varsity swim team in the fall, dove in the winter, and did dance again in the spring. And I at the Catholic Diving Championships with over 40 divers I placed 2nd as a Sophomore and I had a qualifying score for boys states, and was recognized as an all league diver and broke my school record. This was the first time in 20 years that someone in CHSAA got second place and still received the score needed to go to states. This year as a Junior I placed 1st in the Catholic Boys League Champs and was again All-League. Along with competing in high school diving I also compete in USA diving. I go to regionals, I have qualified for zones, and I've gone to AAU Nationals. This past summer I went to RipFest Indiana Diving Academy for 2 weeks and worked hard to learn 7 of my goal dives, and I will be returning this summer for 3 weeks in August.
I am a hardworker, my academics have been equally as successful as my diving career. With each dive, as it is with each grade I am determined to do better than the last. Aside from being on a travel team, school team, studying, and being involved with extra curricular activities I work as a lifeguard at a local fitness club, it is an all year position and I work approximately 10 hours a week. I can balance a lot, and thrive on a heavy schedule. I look forward to the challenges I'll face in college, the friends I'll make and the team that I will be a part of.