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Kara Salamone


Cooper City, Fla. (Cooper City
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Two-time All-American Selection


Career Best Dives

One-meter: 317.25      (IRSC/FGCU, 1/31/09)

Three-meter: 346.75   (2009 SEC Championships)

Platform: 293.70          (2009 SEC Championships)


UF All-Time Rankings

Three-meter: First, 346.75


At Florida

2008-09: A CSCAA Division I Scholar All-American for her work in the classroom…An NCAA Zone and Championships qualifier…A two-time All-American for her performance at the 2009 NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, where she finished seventh on the platform (271.95) and 14th on the one-meter board (289.65)… Took fourth in the three-meter springboard at the 2009 SEC Championship meet, shattering the UF record in the event, while racking up a score of 346.75…Additionally placed third in the one-meter competition at SECs (309.55) and fourth on the platform (282.55)…Achieved a season and UF career-best score in prelims of the platform diving competition at SECs in Auburn, Ala., (293.70)…UF career-best mark in the one-meter competition came in the triangular with Indian River State College and Florida Gulf Coast University on Jan. 31, where she totaled 317.25…Held the top dives for the Gators on the one and three-meter boards during the season…Saw diving action in 10 of Florida competitions during the 2008-09 campaign.


2007-08: Joined the Florida swimming and diving squad after transferring to UF from the University of Texas … Competed for the Longhorns from 2005-07.


High School

Graduated from Cooper City in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in 2005 … Coached at Cooper City by Sally Hansell.



A member of the Fort Lauderdale Diving Team, coached by Tim O’Brien … Dove with former UF diver Jeana Bartell and current Gators Colin Bell and Anthony Lewark.



Born Kara Jayne Salamone on Jan. 21, 1987 ... Daughter of Michael and Joyce Salamone … Has one sister, Lisa (24) … Enjoys watching movies, listening to music and hanging out with her friends on her free time … An anthropology and education major.


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