Olivia Ricard has committed to Columbia University


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Michelle Sandelin Coral Springs Diving Coral Springs FL
High School Nancy Geiman
tournament score
1M 3M 5M 7.5M 10M
Best Result 469.20 390.15 - - 376.05
Meets Competed In

-2015 Florida FHSAA Class 3A District 9 Championship 1M (4th)
-2015 Florida FHSAA Class 3A Regional Championship 1M (4th)
-2015 Florida FHSAA Class 3A State Championship 1M (24th)

-2016 USA Diving Regionals 5/16 (1st time competing USA Diving)
-2016 AAU Red, White, and Blue National Championships (5/16)
-2016 Shark Relay Invitational (9/10) (1st) 245.80
(6-dive girls high school record)
-2016 Tarpon Invitational Champion-(9/17) 438.10
11-dive pool record & meet all time girls record)
-2016 FSPA Invitational (9/30) (5th) 394.80
-2016 CCAC All Conference Champion (10/9) (1st) 425.40
(11-dive meet record & high school girls record)
-2016 FHSAA District Class 3A Champion (10/19/16) (1st) 438.10
11-dive meet record, high school girls record, & pool record)
-2016 FHSAA Regional Class 3A Champion (10/29) (1st) 452.75
(*11-dive girls high school record, personal best)
-2016 FHSAA State Diving 3A Championship Silver Medalist (11/4) (2nd) 418.75

-2017 YMCA National Championships USA Diving (3/30-4/1/17) 5th on platform (376.05), 17th on 1M (352.00) 16th on 3M (356.95)
-2017 USA Diving Region 8 Championships (4/21-23) finaled 1M (344.35) 21st, finaled 3M (346) 22nd, 3rd Platform (374.00) * zone qualified on 1M and Platform
-2017 Florida Gold Coast Summer Association Championships/ 1st on 1M (352.75) 2nd on Platform (363.95)
-2017 USA Diving Zone D Championships/ 8th on platform (335.75) *Qualified for Nationals
-2017 USA Diving National Championships/ 11th Platform Prelim

-2017 6-dive girls high school record 250.80 (9/28)
-2017 Tarpon Invitational Champion 11-dive meet 452.00 (9/30)
(11-dive pool record & all time meet record)
-2017 CCAC All Conference Champion 458.00 (10/7) *Overall Swim & Dive 1st Place Conference Champion Team
11-dive girls high school record, personal best)
-2017 District Champion 452.30 (10/25) *Girls Swim & Dive 1st Place District Championship Team
-2017 Regional Champion 422.75 (10/31)
-2017 FHSAA State Championships Bronze Medalist 417.20 (11/11)

-2018 YCF All-Star Meet Orlando (Senior Womens Platform 5th 210.35, Womens 1M 7th 356.56, 16-18 1M 10th 309.70)
-2018 AAU Red, White, Blue National Championship Qualifier, Indianapolis (qualified)
-2018 USA Diving Regional Championships, St. Louis MO (qualified)
-2018 USA Diving Senior National Championships, SMU, Dallas, TX 1M, 3M, Platform
-2018 USA Diving Zone Championships, University of Minnesota (qualified for Nationals on 1M & 3M)
-2018 USA Diving JO Nationals, Georgia Tech, 1M,

-2018 6-dive girls high school record (260.40) 9/8
-2018 11-dive girls meet, pool, and school record (469.20) CCAC Conference Championships 1st place 10/13
-2018 Florida FHSAA District Championships 1st place (449.20) 10/24
-2018 Florida FHSAA Regional Championships 2nd place (467.50) 11/3 FGCU
-2018 Florida FHSAA 3A State Championships 4th (463.00) 11/9 Sailfish Aquatic Park, Stuart

Physical Attributes
Years diving USA Diving AAU
Diving Honors

Freshman: (2015-16)
2015 Gulf Coast High School Most Valuable Diver
2015 Gulf Coast High School 11-Dive Record Holder
2015 FHSAA CCAC Conference Champion Record Holder (11 Dives)
2015 CCAC First Team All Conference Swimming & Diving
Collier County Female Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention (10/15)
2015 Varsity Letter Earned Academic Athlete
2015 NISCA Girls Scholar Silver Team Scholar

Sophomore: (2016-17)
Collier County Female Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention (8/2016)
2016 Gulf Coast High School 6-Dive All time School Record (245.80)
2016 Gulf Coast High School 11-Dive All time School Record Holder (452.75)
Collier County Female Athlete of the Week (9/13/16)
Collier County Female Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention (9/20/16)
6-time Gulf Coast High School and CCAC Record holder
2016 FHSAA CCAC Conference Champion
2016 FHSAA District Champion
2016 FHSAA Regional Champion
2016 2nd Place Florida FHSAA State Diving Championships
2016 CCAC First Team All-Conference Swimming & Diving
2016 Varsity Letterman
2016 GCHS All Time Leading Scorer
2016 Gulf Coast High School Most Valuable Diver
2016 USA Today/NDN Top 3 Finalist Swimming & Diving Female Athlete of the Year
2016 NISCA Girls Scholar Gold Team Award--Gulf Coast High School Girls Swimming & Diving
2016 USA Today/NDN All-Area 1st Team Swimming & Diving

Junior: (2017-18)
2017 CCAC Conference Champion
2017 FHSAA District Champion
2017 FHSAA Regional Champion
2017 Bronze Medalist FHSAA State Championship
NDN Southwest Florida Athlete of the Week (9/30)
NDN Southwest Florida Athlete of the Week Nominee (11/6)
2017 Varsity Letterman
2017 GCHS All Time Leading Scorer
2017 Gulf Coast High School Most Valuable Diver
2017 USA Today/NDN Top 3 Finalist Swimming & Diving Female Athlete of the Year

Senior (2018-19)
Swimming & Diving Captain
2018 FHSAA State Championships 4th Place
GCHS 1M Record Holder


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High School
Gulf Coast High School
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Guidance Counselor
Maureen Marvin
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Other Academic Information
* Member National Junior Honor Society * Member GCHS Model UN, team ranked 6th in the nation * Member GCHS Danceline Team * High Honors and honor roll consistently * 2015-16, 2016-17 2-Time Recipient of Freshman Academic Varsity Letter Award, Scholar Athlete * 2016 Finalist CCPS IFILM Festival, SWFL Ecology & Marine * 2017 AP Scholar Award * Sophomore PSAT National Merit Program qualifier * 2017 National Honor Society inducted *2017-18 NISCA Scholastic Gold Team Award, Gulf Coast High School Girls Swimming & Diving
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Personal Highlights

*go to www.OliviaRicard.com to see divemeets.com, press, and video

*started diving mid-2015 after several years as a competitive gymnast

*USA Diving National Qualifier 2017

*USA Diving National Qualifier 2018

*USA Senior Nationals 2018

*compete all 3 boards

*have a full 10 M list

*coachable, disciplined, team leader, positive, committed to excellence in classroom and in pool, learns and progresses rapidly, not afraid, strong, consistent mindset for competition.

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

I want to be recruited to dive in college so I can enter a strong academic and athletic university as an integral part of a team of elite athletes who train and think like me--to become an honorable representative of the school as a well respected student athlete, to contribute points. I want to be able to bring my leadership and sportsmanship to a group of student athletes to help motivate the team as a whole and the individuals to their best, both on the boards and as students on campus.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

Leadership happens in every day scenarios as well as in holding positions. For me, I have become a natural leader on my high school dive team--as a person fairly new to the sport myself, I have taken newer, younger and less experienced divers under my wing to set an example of "anything is possible", to encourage divers at their lowest to endure and push through, and to set an example of how to be a fun, happy, and joking athlete and friend off the board, but to show there is a time and place to do so, to respect the coach and administrators at all times. When it's time to learn and time to compete, it's all hands on deck. Leadership is not about being the boss, but about leading by example and just being human, setting an example in celebratory times as well as challenging times.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

My healthy athletic performance is not just how I dive. It's the lifestyle I live and the discipline I need to possess to bring my total athletic performance to it's full potential. I love food, but I follow a lean, low sugar nutrition plan and I condition heavily off the board. I get rest and I sacrifice fun times more than I ever thought I would. This is what is helping me get to the next level.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

My efforts as a volunteer at a school for less fortunate young children in the Ft. Lauderdale area is important to me because as a young woman and an athlete who has been given the fortunate opportunity to pursue my dreams and goals, I am able to carry my strength into the classroom to help these children become self confident and empowered to work with what they have to be the best they can be regardless of circumstances.

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