Rebe University of Minnesota women's diver Rebecca Cornthwaite has been selected to participate in the 2003 World University Games. Cornthwaite, who is training in Australia, will travel to South Korea to represent Australia from August 16-27.
Cornthwaite earned All-America honorable mention honors this past season in platform diving, becoming the first Gopher diver to garner All-America honors since Laurie Nelson in 1990-91. Cornthwaite just missed the top eight finishing ninth in the platform, posting a score of 394.75. It was the second straight year that Cornthwaite competed at the NCAA Championships.
"This truly reflects the hard work that Rebecca has done this summer and at the University of Minnesota," Martens said.
Cornthwaite will join teammate Keri Hehn and Minnesota men's swimmer Justin Mortimer at the World University Games. Golden Gopher women's coach Jean Freeman and Golden Gopher men's coach Dennis Dale will also serve as assistant coaches at the World University Games.
"I think Rebecca is one of the finest student-athletes that we've had in our program in years and it's nice to see her receive this honor and opportunity to travel," Freeman said. "I'm very excited that I get to be there with Justin, Keri, Rebecca and Dennis."