Jodie  McGroarty

Jodie McGroarty

RS Senior

Sheffield, England

High School:
Norton College H.S.





Silver: 1
2013: 3M Springboard
Bronze: 1
2009: 3M Springboard

2013 - 2
2012 - 2

2013 All-American
2013 All-SEC (2nd team)
2013 SEC Diver of the Week (1 time)
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 CSCAA Scholar All-American
2012 All-American
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC All-Freshman Team

2013 All-American
2013 All-SEC (2nd team)
2013 SEC Diver of the Week (1 time)
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 CSCAA Scholar All-American


  • Consistent veteran for the Lady Vols all season on the springboards. She placed in the top three on the 1 meter nine times during the regular season and did the same on the 3 meter nine times as well
  • Set personal bests on the 1 meter (335.75) and the 3 meter (361.20). Her score on the 1 meter was a school record
  • Enjoyed five victories on the 3-meter springboard, winning against Louisville, Ohio State, Georgia and Florida and also taking first in the Tennessee Diving Invitational
  • She won the 1 meter twice against Louisville and Virginia Tech
  • Earned SEC Diver of the Week honors after winning the 3 meter and taking second on 1 meter at the Tennessee Diving Invitational


  • Earned the silver medal on the 3-meter springboard at the SEC Championships at Texas A&M. That performance earned her second-team All-SEC honors.
  • Also placed ninth on the 3 meter, narrowly missing the team finals


  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season
  • Earned two first-team All-America honors for the first time in her career
  • She took bronze on the 1-meter springboard while setting a school record of 335.75
  • Also took top-eight on the 3-meter, helping the Lady Vols to a third-place team finish

2012 All-American
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • In her first trip to the NCAA Championships, became the 11th Lady Vol diver to earn All-America honors under diving coach Dave Parrington
  • Claimed 10th on the 3-meter boards (334.55) and placed 13th in the 1-meter competition (304.00) to earn All-America honors in both events
  • Also competed on the platform at NCAAs, finishing with a five-round tally of 219.15
  • Set career-best scores on both boards and the towers at the Southeastern Conference Championships
  • Her tally of 311.05 on the 1-meter boards was good for fifth, while she finished one spot behind in sixth on 3-meter after a score of 344.80
  • In the 3-meter prelims, she accumulated a six-round score of 350.00, which was the best in the field
  • In her platform debut, she finished 11th with a score of 235.05
  • Took first on the 3-meter against No. 2 Florida, while sweeping both boards at Louisville
  • Finished second in the 3-meter competition at Georgia
  • Claimed top three finishes on both boards in her season opener versus Kentucky and Indiana, notching runner-up on 3-meter and third in the 1-meter competition.

2010-11 - REDSHIRT
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Redshirted for the season.

2009-10 - SOPHOMORE
  • Captured ninth on the 3-meter and 11th on the 1-meter at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships
  • Qualified for the meet in both events at the Tennessee Invitational, where she was runner-up on the 3-meter (337.90) and took third on the 1-meter (273.55)
  • The 3-meter score is the fifth best performance in school history
  • Finished 14th and 15th on the 1-meter and 3-meter at the SEC Championships
  • Had a pair of third-place finishes against Florida
  • Won the 3-meter and placed second on the 1-meter at Virginia
  • Was runner-up on the 1-meter against Kentucky in her season opener
  • Also added third-place finishes on the 1-meter at Georgia and the 3-meter against South Carolina.

2008-09 - FRESHMAN
2009 SEC All-Freshman Team


  • Placed third on the 3-meter with a career-best score of 348.10 at the Southeastern Conference Championships
  • Also took fourth on the 1-meter with a career-best score of 302.40 at SECs
  • Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Her top performances on the 1-meter and 3-meter were Lady Vol season-bests
  • Is the No. 2 all-time performer on the 3-meter and No. 5 on the 1-meter in six-dive competitions in the Lady Vol record books
  • Snagged first on the 3-meter and second on the 1-meter at Florida
  • Won the 1-meter and was second on the 3-meter in the near-upset of No. 1 Georgia
  • Finished second on the 3-meter at the Allan Jones Diving Invitational
  • Placed first on the 1-meter at Kentucky
  • Won the 3-meter and was second on the 1-meter versus Arkansas/Vanderbilt.

  • Finished runner-up on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at the 2009 British Diving Championships
  • Nearly competed at 2008 Olympics on 3-meter board, narrowly missing out with a runner-up finish at Great Britain's Olympic Diving Trials.
  • Signed with Lady Vols in 2007 but deferred her enrollment to continue to compete for Great Britain on the international level
  • Was part of British National Age-Group team beginning in 2003
  • Moved up to the Senior National Team in 2006
  • Had great performances at the 2008 British Championships, winning a gold medal from the three-meter board and silver in the three-meter synchronized diving event
  • Competed on the one-meter board at the 2007 World Championships
  • Took gold on one-meter and silver on three-meter synchronized event at 2007 British Championships
  • Finished seventh on the 3-meter at 2006 European Championships
  • Took first on 1-meter, 3-meter and 3-meter synchronized boards at the 2006 ASA Elite Junior National Championships.

  • Earned her undergraduate degree in communications
  • Highest ambition is to compete at the Olympics
  • Admires Greg Louganis, Muhammad Ali and Lance Armstrong
  • Has one brother, Kyle, and one sister, Fern
  • Jodie Marie McGroarty, daughter of James and Ethel McGroarty, was born on May 29, 1989, in Zimbabwe.



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