Nov. 18, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Olivia Ball of Ohio and Ian Forlini of Pennsylvania have signed national letters of intent with the Georgia diving teams, according to an announcement Monday by Georgia coach Dan Laak.
"I am very excited about both Olivia and Ian," Laak said. "They are two of the top divers in the country and will help our team tremendously. They come from great club programs and have already excelled at the national level. I can't wait to start working with them. The Georgia diving program will continue its success with the addition of both Olivia and Ian. Not only are they good students, but they are good students and good people."
Ball is a native of Powell, Ohio, and attends Oletangy Liberty High School. She competes for the Ohio State Diving Club under Coach Justin Sochor. This year, Ball took fourth on 3-meter and 18th on 1-meter at the Junior National Championships and she came in eighth on 1-meter in the USA Diving National Championships. In 2012, Ball was fourth on 1-meter and 16th on 3-meter at the USA Diving National Championships and she was eighth on 1-meter at the USA Junior Junior National Championships.
Forlini attends Tennett High School and is a native of Warminster, Pa. He competes for Coach Steve Kuttruff's Centennial Diving squad. Forlini came in fifth on 1-meter and ninth on 3-meter at the 2013 USA Junior National Championships. In 2011, Forlini was third on 3-meter and fourth on 1-meter at the Junior National Championships.