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Kristy Ardavanis
Kristy Ardavanis
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.-2L
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Mesquite
Position: Diving

Academic Notes: Majoring in exercise science…WAC All-Academic selection for 2010-11...Two time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Received All-WAC second team honors with an eighth place finish on the 3-meter springboard at WAC Championships, posting a preliminary score of 271.75 and a final score of 250.50...Finished ninth on 3-meter (238.30) and 22nd on platform (158.95) at WAC Championship...Advanced to NCAA Zone Championships, finishing 37th on 3-meter and 42nd on 1-meter...Career best scores of 293.03 on 1-meter and 327.98 on 3-meter at Arizona...Won the 3-meter at the UNLV Diving Invitational with a score of 297.85...Finishd second on the 3-meter vs both Arizona State and Boise State.

2009-10 (Freshman): Received All-WAC first team honors on 3-meter springboard at WAC Championships … Finished third with a score of 311.50 for highest finish of any Lumberjack on 3-meter at championship meet … Earned All-WAC second team with seventh-place finish at WAC Championships … Placed 16th on platform with season-best score … Named Verizon Wireless WAC Diver of the Week on Jan. 11 … First career dual wins came against Idaho with sweep of 1-meter and 3-meter events … Team-high fifth-place finish at Air Force Invitational on Jan. 29 … Scored season-best 275.55 on 1-meter against Idaho on Jan. 9 … Turned in season-high 313.05 on 3-meter in double dual at No. 2 Arizona and versus Oregon State … Second-best Lumberjack score on 3-meter for the season.

High School: Graduated from Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz., in 2009…Two-year captain for head coach Joey Bellus… Placed third at the 5A state meet for Mesquite in 2009…Competed for the Sun Devil Divers under head coach Marc Briggs…Finished 10th in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the 2009 USD Junior Spring Regionals…Finished 7th in the 1-meter and 14th in the 3-meter at the 2009 USD Junior Summer Regionals…Competed at the 2008 USA Diving Zone meet…Earned strong scores at the Junior Olympic level…National honor society at Mesquite…Spanish honors society.

Personal Info: Kristy Nicole Ardavanis was born April 3, 1991 in Valencia, Calif.…Daughter of Joan and Steve Ardavanis….Two brothers, Zach and Alex…One sister, Kelly…Enjoys playing piano

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