Minnesota diving competed in their first platform competition of the season on the final day of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invite.
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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