The Golden Gophers had three qualify in diving events during the last day of the Zone D diving meet at Missouri.
2016-17 Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten team • outstanding student-athlete award • finished in fourth place with a 280.43 in 3-meter diving vs. Iowa • improved to 244.58 and fourth place in 1-meter diving against North Dakota • finished third place in 2-meter diving with a 240.65 at the Jean Freeman Invitational • improved to 308.20 in 3-meter diving at the Minnesota Challenge • competed in 1-meter (246.30), 2-meter (224.10), and 3-meter (260.35) diving events at the 2017 Big Ten Championships.
2015-16 Freshman Season: First-year letterwinner • Finished 39th on 3-meter and 48th on 1-meter at the 2016 Big Ten Championships • Earned a top-five finish in 3-meter diving in Minnesota’s win at North Dakota • Made her collegiate debut vs. Florida where she scored a career best in 1-meter diving.
High School: 2015 graduate of Grand Rapids High School • coached by Matt Roponen and Jerry Casey • A-honor roll • five-time letterwinner in diving • five-time all-conference • two-time all-state • named Section 7a Diver of the Year for four straight years • lists most memorable sports thrill as winning the Section 7a Championships as a team from 2011-2014.
Personal: Born October 5, 1996 • daughter of Mac and Lisa Justus • enjoys waterskiing, snowmobiling and wakesurfing • plans to major in biology.
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