|Club||Justin Ruszkowski||GC Diving||Keller||TX|
|High School||Memorial High School|
2017 USA Diving Junior Region 4 Championships
2018 USA Diving Junior Region 4 Championships
2019 Texas 5A UIL HS State Championships
2019 USA Diving Junior Region 4 Championships
2019 AAU RWB Nationals
2019 USA Diving Zone B Championships
2019 USA Diving Junior Nationals
2020 Texas 5A HS State UIL Championships
2021 Texas 5A HS State UIL Championships
2021 USA Diving Zone B Championships
2021 AAU National Championships
|Years diving||USA Diving||AAU|
2021: AAU Diving All-American 1m & 3m. USA Diving Zone B Qualifier 1m, 3m and PL. 2020-21 NISCA All-America Honors. TX 5A HS State Championships silver medalist; 1st team All-District, 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-State. Frisco ISD new district record. New 6 and 11 dive records Memorial HS
2020: 2019-20 NISCA All-America Honors. Texas 5A State HS Championships bronze medalist; 1st team All-District, 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-State. Frisco ISD new district record. New 6 and 11 dive records Memorial HS
2019: USA Diving Junior Nationals Qualifier (3M, Platform), Zone B Qualifier (1M, 3M, Platform). AAU Red White Blue National Champion 3M & Platform. Texas 5A State Championships 5th place freshman year, 1st team All-District, 1st team All-Region, 2nd team All-State. Set 6 and 11 dive records Memorial HS
At age 12, I was a level 9 gymnast training 8 hour days and homeschooling. Once I decided it wasn't my passion for the long-haul, I was encouraged to dive but wanted to see what other sports had to offer. While diving casually 2 nights a week I also played club volleyball, ran track and CC and pole vaulted. It wasn't until Spring of my freshman year when I qualified for State Championships that it occurred to me that I could be really good at a lot of sports, or great at one. I focused only on diving for the next six months and found myself competing at 2019 Jr Nationals in PL and 3M. Despite the setbacks of 2020, I am motivated to be one of the top female divers in the country.
Since the age of 5 I have been a competitive athlete. I am passionate about fitness and competing, always looking for opportunities to learn and I believe sport has shaped me into the person I am today. Having the varied background that I do, I believe I am only getting started in how far I can go in dive. College diving is "next level" and I know that is where I will thrive.
I believe in a "lead by example" approach to life. In the pool, I am hyper-focused and listen carefully after every dive for what I can do to improve. I encourage my teammates to do the same so that they reach their goals. Out of the pool, I work hard to be my best self. I see others around me cheating and I know they are only cheating themselves. In the long run, only those that work for what they have will be successful.
Fitness is top of mind for me. I try to eat healthy and stay active so that I can accomplish my goals in the water. During quarantine, I ran and swam for whole body workouts and lifted weights to increase my leg strength in preparation for getting my 16-18 dives. Now that we are training again regularly, I lift weights on the side of club practice and have learned to love healthy food. I seriously crave oatmeal!
My sport schedule doesn't afford me a lot of time to do volunteer work though I help quite a bit with pool events. My older brother is a swimmer and I have timed at more meets than I can count over the years. I also dog-sit for neighbors and help teach swim lessons in our community pool over summer breaks.