Ava Dijstelbloem has committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Thomas Gallagher West Chester Diving Club West Chester PA
High School Margaret Fisher
tournament score
1M 3M 5M 7.5M 10M
Best Result 445.50 326.70 - - -
Meets Competed In

2021 PIAA District 1 AAA Championship
2021 PIAA Central League Championship,
2020 PIAA District 1 AAA Championship,
2020 PIAA Central League Championship,
2020 Whirlwind - LOB Winter Diving Classic,
2nd Annual Jersey Diving Academy Invite,
2019 West Chester Classic
2019 PIAA Central League Championship,
2019 PIAA District 1 AAAChampionship,
2019 Suburban Swim League Diving Championship,
2019 USA Diving Junior Region 2 Championship,
2019 West Chester Classic,
2019 John Smith Memorial Meet,
2019 TNT Invitational,
2019 Whirlwind - LOB Winter Diving Classic,
1st Annual Jersey Diving Academy Invite,
2018 West Chester Classic

Physical Attributes
Years diving USA Diving AAU
Diving Honors

Strath Haven High School 6-Dive Record (292.75, 2021),
Penncrest High School 6-Dive Pool Record (292.75, 2021),
2020 MVP - Diving - Strath Haven High School Swim and Dive Team,
Strath Haven High School 11-Dive Record (445.50),
2020 All-Delco - Second Team,
2020 All-Central - Second Team,
2021 PIAA District 1 AAA - (7th place),
2020 PIAA District 1 AAA - Alternate to State Championship (9th place),
2021 PIAA Central League Championship - 2nd place (272.80, 6 dives),
2020 PIAA Central League Championships - 2nd place (445.50 11 dives),
2019 PIAA Central League Championships - 3rd place (393.95, 11 dives),
2019 PIAA District 1 AAA - finalist,
2019 Suburban Swim League Championships - 2nd place,
2019 All-Delco - Honorable Mention,
2019 All-Central - Second Team,
Dive Captain of the Strath Haven High School Swim and Dive Team


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High School
Strath Haven High School
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Guidance Counselor
Jennifer Salvage
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School Division
PIAA AAA - District 1, Central League
Major Category
Aerospace, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineer
Major Category
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Major Category
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Other Academic Information
4.0/4.0 unweighted GPA, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Honor - (AP BC Calculus: 5; AP Physics C Electricity & Magnetism: 5; AP Physics C Mechanics: 5; AP Seminar: 4), High Honor Roll, National German Exam - gold medal, AP Physics C (Mechanical), AP Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism), AP Seminar, AP Calculus AB/BC; AP Computer Science Principles, AP German, AP Chemistry, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus
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Personal Highlights

Captain of the Strath Haven High School Diving Team, Former USA Gymnastics Level 9 gymnast, Strath Haven Orchestra (have been playing violin for 11 years), Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (SPC) Youth Music Ministry Team, Appalachia Service Project (2018 & 2019), Student Council Representative, Science Olympiad, Co-President of the SHHS Committee for Educational Speakers, Co-President of Little Einsteins (volunteer science education club for elementary schools), SPC Youth Group, Math League

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

Throughout my life, I have been a competitive athlete. My participation in sports has taught me skills that have made me a better student and friend. Over the years, I have benefitted from developing time management skills, a strong work ethic, resilience, and determination. These are all skills that I know will help me make the most of my experience in college. I want to be recruited to dive in college because I have recently begun diving at the club level and would love to continue learning and competing new dives. From my many years as a gymnast, I know that being part of a sports team can also help me prioritize my time and help me develop meaningful friendships.

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

My church has had a relationship with the T.M. Thomas Learning Tree in Chester, PA for many years. In the summer of 2018, my sister and I developed a movement curriculum that we implemented with their preschool kids. We taught a weekly course throughout the summer that focused on building strength and having fun through movement.
In the summer of 2019, I was a part of the Rose Valley Swim Club's summer dive team. As one of the older divers, I helped coach the team, ran practices, and provided encouragement throughout the season.

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

As a student-athlete, I have learned how to manage my time. I understand the importance of getting my school work done, while also leaving time for relaxation with friends and on my own. On a daily basis, I try to eat well and make sure that I go to bed at a reasonable time to ensure that I maximize my performance both in classes and in practice.

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

My family has a deep commitment to community service, and I have been involved in various projects throughout my life. The projects I've worked on have been fun, meaningful, and have allowed me to build relationships with people from other communities than my own. For the past two summers, I have participated in my church's Appalachia Service project trip in West Virginia and Kentucky. This service project focuses on building relationships between different communities by bringing in volunteers, like myself, to help refurbish families' homes. Over the past years, I have become friends with members from both the Appalachia communities and my own with whom I have stayed in touch with ever since.
I've been playing the violin since I was five, and in my local community, I regularly participate in volunteer music programs at my church and in community programs.

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