Laura Ryan
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Elk River, Minn.

High School:
Elk River

Last College:



Record Book:

• Set five schools records: 1-meter championship meet, 3-meter dual/invitational, 3-meter championship, platform dual/invitational and platform championship meet.

• Set the SEC meet record on 3-meter, becoming the first woman to eclipse 400 points.


• Named the Diver of the Meet at the NCAA Championships.

• Became Georgia's first NCAA champion by winning the 1-meter title and then added the 3-meter title the next day.

• Posted 413.75 points on 3-meter, the second-highest score ever at the NCAAs.

• Finished third on platform to help the Lady Bulldogs win their second straight national championship.

• Qualified for the NCAAs by winning the 3-meter title at the Zone B Championships.

• Took second on platform and fourth on 1-meter at the Zones.

• Named the SEC Diver of the Year and First-Team All-SEC.

• Chosen as the Diver of the Meet following the SECs.

• Won the 3-meter title, came in second on platform and placed third on 1-meter as the Lady Bulldogs won the SEC title for the fifth straight year.

• Became the first Lady Bulldog diver to repeat as an SEC champion.

• Chosen as the SEC Female Diver of the Week on Nov. 26 after finishing first on 3-meter, second on 1-meter and fifth on platform at the Auburn Fall Invitational.

• Chosen as the SEC Female Diver of the Week on Jan. 7 for her efforts in the Georgia Diving Invitational and dual meet with North Carolina State.

• Named the SEC Female Diver of the Week on Jan. 14 after sweeping the springboards in back-to-back meets at Texas A&M and at Texas.

• Anchored the victorious 200 freestyle relay in Georgia's win over Emory, becoming the first diver in recent history to compete as a swimmer.

• Inducted into the UGA Student-Athlete Leadership Academy.

• Named to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

•Chosen as Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

• Named a recipient of the Ramsey Scholarship for Academic/Athletic Excellence.

• Named to the Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Dean's List.


• Came in fifth on platform and 13th on 3-meter at the NCAAs as the Lady Bulldogs won the program's fifth national title.

• Placed first on 3-meter, third on platform and 18th on 1-meter at the SECs as the Lady Bulldogs claimed the team title for the fourth straight year.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

• Named the SEC Diver of the Week after winning both boards against Florida.

• Named to the Olympic Performance Squad, the United States Canada Cup Team and the FINA Grand Prix by USA Diving.

• Named to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Named a First-Team Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.


• Competing for Indiana, came in eighth on 3-meter and 12th on 1-meter and platform at the NCAA Championships.


• Won the Big Ten championship on platform, came in second on 1-meter and placed third on 3-meter.

High School:

• Graduated from Elk River High and was coached by Jason Baumann.

• Was a three-time AAU National Champion.

• Won the Minnesota state championship in 2007.

• Was a three-time Academic All-State honoree.

• Set eight school records in diving, swimming and track.


• Earned a team silver medal and a bronze in 3-meter synchro springboard at the World University Games in Russia.

• Won the 3-meter synchro and claimed high point honors at the 2012 AT&T National Championships.

• Won a bronze medal at the 2012 FINA Grand Prix in 10-meter synchro.

• Was a 2012 London World Cup team member and placed 10th in 10-meter synchro.

• Has been a National Team member since 2010.

• Won a bronze medal at the 2009 Junior Pan American Games on 1-meter.

• Was a member of the 2008-09 Junior National Team.

• Won three national titles in 10-meter synchro from 2010-12 and one title in 3-meter synchro in 2012.

• Has been a 19-time national finalist.

• Qualified for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in every event.


• Born July 4, 1992.

• Daughter of Gary and Barb Ryan.

• Majoring in Psychology.

Collegiate Personal Bests:

1-Meter Springboard 341.50 11 Big Ten Championship

3-Meter Springboard 413.75 14 SEC Championships

Platform 350.85 11 Big Ten Championship

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