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  Robyn Grimes
  • Senior, 3L
  • Diver
  • Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central
  • Five-time All-American/SEC Champion
  • Club Coach: Candace Gottlieb
Collegiate Bests Season Bests
1m - dual 291.38 (Florida Atlantic, 2000) 291.38 (FAU)
1m - championship 428.30 (SEC, 2000) 428.30 (SEC)
3m - dual 327.15 (Tennessee, 2000) 327.15 (UT)
3m - championship 515.80 (Texas Invit., 2000) 515.80 (Texas Invit.)
Platform 559.30 (SEC, 1999) 422.65 (SEC)

UF All-Time Rankings: First on the three-meter springboard with a score of 327.15.

National/International Competition: Placed third on both the one- and three-meter at the 1997 Junior Olympic Winter Nationals-East...three-meter champion and runner-up on the one-meter at the 1997 Junior Olympic Winter Regional...finished eighth on the three-meter and 12th on the one-meter at the 1996 Senior Outdoor Prelims (Zone A)...one- and three-meter champion at the 1996 Junior Olympic Winter Regional...took sixth in three-meter synchronized diving at the 1995 Senior Outdoor Nationals...1995 one-meter Junior Olympic New Jersey champion...

1999-2000: Competed on the one- and three meter springboard and the platform at NCAAs...earned first-team All-America honors after placing fourth on the one-meter springboard at NCAAs, posting a score of 417.35...earned honorable-mention accolades on the three-meter by placing 11th with 467.35 points...was named to the Knoxville News Sentinel Women's All-SEC First Team...set collegiate-best records in four of the five events...won the one-meter springboard at the SEC Championships with 428.30 points, a career-best...placed fourth on both the three-meter (499.40) and platform (422.65)...scored the eighth-most points of anyone at SEC and led UF with 50 points...placed second on the one-meter (425.10), third on the platform (410.7) and seventh on the three-meter springboard at Zones to qualify for NCAAs...broke the school record on the three-meter boards three times this season, the last time vs. Tennessee with a score of 327.15...won the one-meter in 10 meets (all but Texas and Tennessee)...took the victory on the three-meter in nine meets...also won the three-meter boards at the Texas Invitational...had the best score on the three-meter in dual meets in the conference (327.15)...was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...

1998-99: Finished third on the one-meter with a season-best mark of 406.60 at SECs...tallied a season-best score of 479.15 in the preliminary round of the three-meter, at SECs, and finished seventh on the platform...finished seventh on the one-meter board at the Zone Diving qualifier, but just missed the cut for NCAAs...tied for eighth-place at the U.S. Diving Nationals...

1997-98: Scored in all events at NCAAs to earn three All-America honors, placing ninth on the platform (330.95), 10th on the one-meter (390.05) and 13th on the three-meter (478.20)...took third on the three-meter at the zone qualifying meet to reach the NCAA Championships...reached the finals in all events, taking fourth on the one-meter (406.65), fifth on the three-meter (479.65) and seventh on the platform (516.25) at SECs...

Club: Member of the Blue Dolphin team and coached Candace Gottlieb...

Personal: Born Robyn Kirsty Grimes on February 15, 1979, in Montreal, Canada...daughter of David and Catherine Grimes... involved in Habitat for Humanity...major is sport management.


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