Jan. 29, 2013
Junior Tori Lamp was one of 26 divers to be named to the USA Diving Olympic Performance Squad, the national diving governing body announced.
A native of Knoxville, Lamp is the reigning SEC Diver of the Year and has excelled on the collegiate and national stage.
Lamp is highly regarded as one of the top platform divers in the country. As a sophomore last season, she won the 10-meter platform competition and placed second in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events at the SEC Championships. A month later, she captured the silver medal on platform at the NCAA Championships.
Lamp's inclusion onto the Olympic Performance Squad puts her on an elite list of U.S. divers with the skills and aspirations to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Squad members were selected based on those divers who competed for the U.S. at the highest level during the past two years or who have been deemed as synchronized specialists by the High Performance Director.
Last summer, Lamp finished fifth on the platform at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials. The top two divers were chosen, putting her just three places away from heading to London. She also placed fifth on platform at the AT&T National Diving Championships in August.
In addition to being on the Olympic Performance Squad, Lamp will represent the United States on the platform this year in the FINA Grand Prix series.