Kristy Ardavanis
Kristy Ardavanis
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Mesquite
Position: Diving

Academic Notes: Majoring in exercise science with a minor in chemistry…Two time WAC All-Academic selection...Three time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

2011-12 (Junior): Earned two All-WAC first team honors with a second place finish on 1-meter with a final total of 301.65 and a fourth place finish on 3-meter with a final total of 309.60 at the WAC Championships...Qualfied for NCAA Zone Diving regional, advancing to the final and leading NAU with a 12th place finish on 3-meter and placing 24th place on 1-meter...Made the NCAA Championship priority list for Zone E...Career high score of 308.70 on 1-meter at Northern Colorado, the second highest 1-meter score in program history...Season high score of 326.75 on 3-meter at Arizona...Named Verizon WAC Diver of the Week five times during the season...Won both 1-meter and 3-meter competitions in five meets, winning 1-meter seven total times.

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, the second highest 3-meter score in program history...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 … Competed on 1-meter and 3-meter at NCAA Zone Diving meet...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