Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Doe Krug Pitt Aquatic Club Pittsburgh PA
High School Andy Halliwell
tournament score
1M 3M 5M 7.5M 10M
Best Result 350.50 - - - -
Meets Competed In

Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Championship Diving Meet during sophomore and junior years. My 11 dive, 1 m score of 350.50 above occurred during the first 11 dive event in which I competed. Historically, I have been a swimmer. I just started competitive diving as a freshman in high school, so my meets may be more limited than others. I may have started diving later, but I have learned very quickly. My coach, Andy Halliwell, believes I have a very high upside potential in diving.

Physical Attributes
Years diving USA Diving AAU
3
Diving Honors

Won the "Golden Speedo Award" in mid-June at the TriSynerG dive camp at Indiana University for being the most helpful and hardworking diver in camp.

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Upper Saint Clair High School
School City
PITTSBURGH
School State
PA
Guidance Counselor
Mr. Jerry Malarkey
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
360
School Size
1400
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
-
School Division
-
Major Category
Architecture and Related Programs
Major
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Civil Engineering, General
Major Category
Undecided
Major
Undecided
Other Academic Information
Member of National Honor Society. Taking a rigorous college prep program including Honors, IB, and AP classes. Earned International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Diploma. Weighted GPA through junior year is 3.89. Unweighted GPA through junior year is 3.54.
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Personal


First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Balta
Address
City
State
Zip
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Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
5'2"
Weight
110
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Recognized by faculty and administrators for being particularly helpful, polite, and well mannered. Selected by peers and counselors for trusted leadership roles. Excellent time management skills. Also a four year member of varsity swim team. Resilient, determined, and willing to work hard. Hispanic.

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

I want to dive on a college swimming & diving team because I am passionate about diving. I simply enjoy it very much. It's something I simply like to do. I am not pursuing college diving because it is something I have to do. I'm pursuing it because I really, really like it. It's that simple. Practice and competition is not a burden. It's a joy.

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

Upper St. Clair High School Summer Leadership Academy (grades 9,10,11,12): a Magna award winning program that teaches leadership concepts and develops personal leadership skills through experiential learning, challenging group projects, and hands-on collaboration. I am completing the highest level possible (Level 4) as a four year participant. http://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us/Domain/74

Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) State Leadership Seminar: a three day overnight event at Washington & Jefferson College focused on how to become an ethical leader at home, school, and in the community. I was selected as 1 of 2 sophomores among a class of approximately 365 students by Upper St. Clair High School's five guidance counselors to represent my school at HOBY's Western Pennsylvania State Leadership Seminar. http://www.hoby.org/programs/leadership-seminars/

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

I pursue "healthy athletic performance" in three ways. First, I keep an appropriate balance between academics and athletics as shown by the classes I take, my grades, and my athletic results. Second, I take excellent care of my body by eating a healthy diet. At 5'2" tall and 110 pounds, and thanks to both diving and swimming, I have substantial muscle and minimal body fat. Third, I make sure that I stay mentally healthy by keeping everything in a proper perspective.

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

Natural Helpers Program at Upper St. Clair High School: a peer-to-peer network to help classmates facing challenges such as loneliness, bullying, academic pressures, family conflicts, sexual abuse, loss, and crime. I was selected to join this relatively small team through an anonymous school-wide survey. http://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us/Page/1330

The Grand Residence of Upper St. Clair: an assisted living home for senior citizens. As a two year volunteer, I ran activities including word search and bingo for people with failing health and early dementia.

Rotary Club of Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park, PA: Regular two year volunteer for chicken barbeque dinner and pancake breakfast events feeding senior citizens and the community.

Service is very important to me. As someone who was adopted from Guatemala as a child, I have certainly been well served by my family and supported by the community around me. I want to give back to others. These are examples of how I have tried to do so at my school and in my community while earning good grades and competing on both the varsity diving and swimming teams.

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