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    Lauryn McCalley     
     
      Lauryn McCalley
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moultrie Ga.

High School:
Colquitt County H.S.

Height:
5-7

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
09/12/1982

Club::
Moss Farms (Coach: Wenbo Chen)

PARRINGTON ON McCALLEY

"Lauryn brings everything a coach wishes for to the table, character, competitive spirit, dedication, desire, discipline, determination, leadership, loyalty, talent and toughness. All of which, I expect will enable Lauryn to complete her career with an outstanding season."

McCALLEY'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AT TENNESSEE:

COLLEGIATE BEST SCORES
One-Meter (six dives):313.20
One-Meter (championship):547.50
Three-Meter (six dives):326.25
Three-Meter (11 dives):532.20
2003-04: Brought home All-America laurels for the third-straight campaign...Increased her career-total to five, as she had a sixth-place effort in the three-meter springboard and a 12th-place performance in the one-meter event...Advanced to the national championships by winning the three-meter board at the NCAA Zone B event...Placed third in the one-meter and seventh on the three-meter board at the SEC Championships...Had the fifth-best dive in program history in the one-meter board, as she compiled a score of 313.20 in narrow victory over Ohio State...Final tally improved upon her career-best of 311.70 from that height... Claimed 10 individual diving titles on the year, including seven dual-meet crowns...Also had a pair of second-place showings and one third-place finish on the year in dual-meet action...Won five-straight crowns over a stretch of three dual-meets against Northwestern, Florida, and Ohio State...Had a pair of second-place finishes in a strong field at the Georgia Invitational...Score of 531.75 in the three-meter board placed as the fourth-best in Lady Vol history, narrowly behind her career-best mark of 532.20...Took home the Women's Athletic Departments "No Guts no Glory" award and Marine Corps Collegiate Athletics Leadership Award...Named to the Academic All-America team...Also a member of the Lady Vol Honor Roll.

2002-03: Earned the third All-America citation of her career with a fifth-place showing on the one-meter board at the NCAA Championships...Did so by recording a score of 311.70, which ranks her second in UT history for the event...Placed fourth on the three-meter and seventh on the 1m springboard at the SEC Championships...Score of 526.20 in the 3m prelims at SECs was the second best of her career and the fourth-highest total ever recorded by a Lady Vol in the event...Kicked off the season by sweeping the diving events in a dual meet against Kentucky...Also placed first on the 1m against LSU and on the 3m in meets against Northwestern and Florida...Registered five runner-up finishes during UT's dual meet season...Had a career day against Northwestern when she recorded lifetime-best scores on both boards...Total of 326.25 on the 3m against the Wildcats was the fifth-highest tally ever by a Lady Vol and ranks her third in UT history for the event...Score of 288.0 on the 1m against NU ranks her sixth in school history for the event...Placed third on the 1m and sixth on the 3m against a strong field at the Georgia Invitational...Named to Academic All-SEC squad and the Lady Vol Honor Roll.

2001-02: Garnered All-America honors in the one-meter and three-meter springboard during her first season at Tennessee...Made history by becoming one of just two Lady Vol freshmen ever to score on two boards at her first NCAA meet, and one of only five to do it in their career, when she placed seventh in the one-meter with 293.85 points and sixth in the three-meter with 532.20...Recorded her best one-meter score of 297.00 at the NCAA Zone B Championships en route to placing second in the event...Opened her Tennessee career by winning the one-meter competition in her first collegiate meet, the SEC Invitational...Won a total of five competitions during the season...Ranked third for the three-meter and fourth for the one-meter in school history at the end of the year...Received SEC Freshman Diver of the Year award...Named to the Lady Vol Honor Roll for her academic performance.

McCALLEY'S PERSONAL FILE

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned prep All-America honors for three years at Colquitt County High School...A two-time Georgia state high school champion, state record holder and the Georgia Diver of the Year for two seasons...In addition to diving, McCalley was stellar in the classroom as she was her class salutatorian and a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and garnered many other awards, scholarships and fellowships over her academic career.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Finished in second place in 3m synchronized diving and third place in 1m at the 2003 Speedo National Diving Championships...Notched a third-place finish on the 3m at the 2003 USA Diving World Championship Team trials, earning her the right to compete at the FINA/USA Diving Grand Prix...Placed fifth on the 3m at the Speedo American Cup on Jan. 11, 2003, in Bloomington, Ind...Won back-to-back three-meter springboard titles at the U.S. Diving Outdoor National Championships in 2000 and 2001...Also won a trio of three-meter synchronized crowns with partner Lane Bassham (an All-American at Alabama), dating back to the indoor championships in 2000...Placed second in the three-meter synchro at the 2002 Speedo National Championships...Currently a member of the U.S. Senior National Team for the three-meter as well as three-meter synchronized...Earned Junior National title on the one- and three-meter in the summer of 2001...Has won eight Junior Olympic gold medals during her diving career.

PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in microbiology...Born Jemique Lauryn McCalley on Sept. 12, 1982, in Moultrie, Ga...Daughter of William McCalley and Nancy Slocumb...Has one sister, Cara, 13...Grandfather played college football at Georgia...Career goal is to become a medical doctor...Ambition is to win an NCAA Championship...Enjoys water- and snow-skiing as well as going to church...Greatest diving thrill has been competing at the NCAA Championships...Admires the late Princess Diana...Biggest sports influence on her is Tiger Woods...Favorite spot on campus is Neyland Stadium...Favorite food is biscuits and gravy...Favorite car is an Infiniti...Favorite movie is My Best Friend's Wedding.

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