Minnesota diving competed in their first platform competition of the season on the final day of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invite.
The season opener came down to one-one hundredth of a second for the No. 17 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team who edged their way past No. 23 Florida State, 153.5-146.5. The No. 21 Golden Gopher men's swim and diving team fell short of an upset over No. 20. Florida State falling 179-121.
2017-18 Freshman Season: Finished eighth in the 1-meter dive with a 277.25, sixth in the 3-meter dive with a 311.75, and fifth in the platform with a 272.15 at the Triple Dual vs Northwestern and Purdue • fourth place finishes in the 1-meter dive with a 289.20 and in the 3-meter dive with a 323.10 vs. Denver • took tenth in the 3-meter dive with a score of 332.40, twentieth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 277.25, and fifteenth in the platform dive with a score of 274.10 at the Tennessee Collegiate Diving Invitational • had seventh place finishes in the 3-meter dive with a 328.30 and the 1-meter with a 291.30 at the Quad Dual against Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin • took eighth in the 3-meter dive with a 292.20 and first in the 1-meter dive with a 377.13 against Florida State.
High School: 2017 graduate of Niles North High School • coached by Joe Wilson • four-time letterwinner in diving • four-time All-Conference and All-State honoree • four-time NISCA All-American • Honor Roll student • 2017 IHSA state champion • 2016 IHSA State third place • 2015 IHSA state fifth place • 2014 IHSA state 10th place • member of the Chicago dive club and Windy City Diving • 2017 Junior National Finalist, 11th in 3-meter and 10th in 1-meter • 2016 & 2017 Senior National Qualifier in 1-meter and 3-meter • 2016 Zone Champion in 1-meter and 3-meter.
Personal: Born September 21, 1998 • son of Misha and Svetlana • enjoys playing the piano • plans to major in aerospace engineering.
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