Kelci Bryant
Kelci  Bryant


Chatham, Ill.

High School:
Keystone National (Homeschooled)


Career Highlights: A two-time NCAA champion • named the 2011 CSCAA Diver of the NCAA Championships • the 2010 NCAA champion on the 3-meter springboard and the 2011 NCAA champion on the 1-meter board • 2010 NCAA runner-up on 1-meter board and the 2011 runner-up on the 3-meter board • a four-time career All-American • 2011 USA Diving Winter Championships titilst at 1-meter • a four-time Big Ten champion • the 2010 Big Ten Diver of the Year • the 2010 and 2011 Big Ten Diver of the Championships • owns school records in both 1-meter (370.30) and 3-meter (421.70) diving events • a U.S. Olympian (synchronized 3-meter springboard) in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

2010-2011 • Junior Year:The NCAA champion in 1-meter diving, runner-up on the 3-meter board • tallied 37 points for Minnesota at NCAA meet, second most on the team • earned CSCAA Diver of the Championships honor • scored 349.65 in winning 1-meter • second-place score of 395.85 in 3-meter • the NCAA Zone D champion in 1-meter with a score of 643.65 • the Zone D runner-up on the 3-meter board with a score of 716.10 • named the Big Ten Diver of the Championships after winning both the 1-meter (370.30) and 3-meter (421.70) with Minnesota record marks • the 2011 Big Ten Diver of the Year • won the 2011 USA Diving Winter Championships title on the 1-meter springboard • captured eight diving titles • a three-time Big Ten Diver of the Week award winner • Academic All-Big Ten honoree

2009-10 • Sophomore Season: NCAA Champion in the 3-meter and was the national runner-up in the 1-meter at her first-ever NCAA Championships • All-American in both springboard categories • recorded a school-record score of 415.50 at the NCAA Championship to win the 3-meter title • prior to winning an even title, earned a score of 352.65 to finish second in the 1-meter, also setting a new school record • Big Ten Diver of the Year and Big Ten Diver of the Championships • First Team All-Big Ten • set a Purdue facility record and a meet record when she posted a school-record score of 348.20 to win the event at Big Tens (2/17) • followed with another facility record in the 3-meter when she held a score of 386.60, also at Big Tens • Three-time Big Ten Diver of the Week honoree • set a then-school record for 1-meter score on six dives at 324.90 • has won every dual diving competition she has competed in this year • started her Gopher career off with wins in the 1-meter (323.33) and the 3-meter (374.10) in the dual at Wisconsin and set a school record • was later named the conference's diver of the week after helping the Gophers defeat the Badgers • swept the 1-meter and 3-meter events in the dual against Iowa (11/6) and was later named the Big Ten Diver of the Week • earned 20 points at the OSU Invite for her win in the 1-meter with a score of 324.90 • posted a school record score of 394.45 at the SWCCC • missed the next two weeks of Gopher competition to compete at the USA Diving Winter Nationals • won the 3-meter synchronized event when she paired with Olympian Christina Loukas • also won the 1-meter • with the two wins, has now won seven national titles • won two bronze medals at the FINA World Series • named the athletic department's female athlete of the year and was also named the team's most valuable.

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Competed one year at Miami before transferring to Minnesota • competed at the Beijing Olympics in the springboard synchronized 3-meter with partner Ariel Rittenhouse under U.S. diving coach Wenbo Chen • finished fourth overall in their Olympic debut • member of the U.S. National Team since 2005 • has earned numerous accolades during her career • won the 3-meter at the 2009 National Diving Championships, her first individual title since 2005 • competed at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome and with Rittenhouse and finished sixth overall in the synchro 3-meter • was a bronze medalist at the 2009 FINA Diving World Series (Great Britain) on the 3-meter • at the 2008 World Cup, earned a bronze medal on the synchronized 3-meter and placed 12th on the 3-meter • was a back-to-back gold-medalist on the synchronized 3-meter at the 2007 and 2008 Kaiser Permanente National Diving Championship • In 2005, Bryant was the national champion on the 1-meter and 3-meter at the age of 16.

Personal: Born January 15, 1989 • communications studies major • daughter of Kathie and Randy Bryant • is the youngest of five children • comes from an athletic family with all four siblings competing in college athletics • sister, Katie, was a national champion diver at Miami • brother, Kevin, played baseball at Morehead State • sister, Kara, swam at Millikin University • brother, Steve, plays baseball at Culver-Stockton • home-schooled in order to have more time to train.

Bryant's Top Scores
Year Event Scores
2011 1-meter 370.30
2011 3-meter 421.70


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