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


Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet

Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet

4/16/2018 - W. Swimming

Minnesota celebrated the 2017-18 season at its annual banquet to recognize the team's accomplishments as well as individual award winners.

Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind

Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind

4/3/2018 - W. Swimming

2017-18 saw the team earn individual championship titles, impressive dual record, numerous individual top times and new school record times.

Gophers Place 10th at NCAA Meet

Gophers Place 10th at NCAA Meet

3/17/2018 - W. Swimming

The Gophers' 10th place finish came with a total of 157 points, which is the second most in program history,

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