The two advanced to the Championships March 21-23
The Gophers lead the Championships with 303.5 points
Minnesota won 12 events on the day
Minnesota won 6 events on the night to lead Wisconsin, Purdue and Illinois
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 Dualsalso 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.
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Training Change Pays off for Waddell
The South Dakota native became Minnesota's third Big Ten Freshman of the Year after a prolific conference meet.
Gophers Fourth at B1G as Zhou, Waddell Honored
Minnesota placed fourth at the conference meet and claimed the Big Ten Diver of the Championships and Freshman of the Year awards.
Saturday B1G Prelims
Minnesota will have competitors in every "A" final of the conference meet's last session.