Katie Grunawalt
Katie  Grunawalt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granger, Ind.

High School:
Penn HS

Position:
Diving


03/13/2013

Keefer, McCrady Qualify for NCAA Championships

The two advanced to the Championships March 21-23

02/21/2013

Gophers in First Place, Win Three Titles

The Gophers lead the Championships with 303.5 points

02/09/2013

Gophers Post Strong Finish At Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota won 12 events on the day

02/01/2013

Gophers Finish Day One of Quad Duals

Minnesota won 6 events on the night to lead Wisconsin, Purdue and Illinois

12/01/2012

Jean Freeman Invite Wraps Up

Minnesota hosted a successful first year of the invite

2012-13 • Senior Season: Finished third in both 1 meter and 3 meter at Kansas (10/20) • placed second in 1 meter (273.60) and third in 3 meter (287.77) against Iowa State (10/12) • notched second-place finishes in both 3 meter and 1 meter diving at Michigan (10/5).

2011-12 • Junior Season: Competed in the Big Ten Championships for the third year • placed eighth in 3-meter (297.40) and 12th in platform (270.00) • also finished 28th on the1-meter board • earned runner-up in 3-meter diving at the Minnesota Challenge with a score of 311.35 • earned a new top score and finished first in platform diving (268.95)at theQuad Duals•also placed second and third in3-meter and 1-meter • won on the 3-meter board with a score of 315.30 against Kansas • also took first in 3-meter at Iowa State • letterwinner.

2010-11 • Sophomore Season: Big Ten Championships scorer in 3-meter diving, finishing 14th (315.50) • won the 1-meter against Wisconsin • recorded her best platform score (265.95) at Big Tens • posted her best 1-meter (281.40) and 3-meter (316.58) scores at the Michigan dual.

2009-10 • Freshman Season: Earned her first varsity letter after competing in the Big Ten Championships and Zone diving • Held the team's second-best score in the 1-meter and 3-meter events behind NCAA title winner Kelci Bryant • competed in the dual against Wisconsin and finished fourth in the 1-meter and third in the 3-meter (10/30) to start her Gopher career • finished second behind Kelci Bryant in the 1- and 3-meter events against Iowa (11/6) • won her first event as a Gopher in the 3-meter at the Quad Duals (1/29) and finished second in the 1-meter • added seven points to the Gophers' team total at the Big Ten Championships • won the 1-meter event when she posted a career-best score of 265.10 at the Minnesota Challenge (2/5) • competed in all three boards at the Big Ten Championships • finished 11th overall in the 3-meter with a career-best 287.00 • finished 16th overall in the platform and posted a career-best 227.10 in the prelims • competed on all three levels at the Zone D Diving Championships and placed 22nd in the 1-meter, 24th in the 3-meter and 13th on platform.

High School:A 2009 graduate of Penn High School • dove for her high school team • Notre Dame Double Dragon Diving Club for seven years under coach Caiming Xie • holds multiple school and pool records • holds the high school record with a score of 425 for 11 dives • all-conference honoree in 2009 • as a junior, placed second in the conference and 13th at the state championships• enters collegiate diving with top scores of 272.00 (six dives) and 473.45 (11 dives) • received high honor roll honors all four years of high school • awarded best mental attitude by her coaches.

Personal: Born May 15, 1991 • daughter of Kimberly and Kevin Grunawalt • has two younger sisters, Kara and Kolleen • majoring in health and wellness.

Grunawalt's Top Times
Year Event Score
2013 1-meter 298.45
2013 3-meter 343.70
2013 platform 277.35

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