- Monica Dodson
- Franklin, Ind. (Whiteland Community)
2011 SEC Women’s Diver of the Year
Two-Time SEC Champion and Record Holder
Five-time All-American Selection
Career Best Dives
One Meter: 313.87 (Florida State, 11/23/10)
Three Meter: 373.85 (2011 SEC Championships)
Platform: 325.20 (2011 SEC Championships)
Placed 14th at the 2006 Senior Nationals … Placed 15th at the 2006 US Open.
2010-11: Named SEC Women’s Diver of the Year… Selected SEC Diver of the Week twice (Oct. 12 and Jan. 11)… A 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll selection… Earned two All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, bringing her career total to five… Earned her highest career NCAA finish on the three-meter springboard (fifth, 350.85), while also taking 12th on the platform (319.95) … Broke the SEC and school record at the SEC Championships in Gainesville in both the three-meter competition (373.85) and platform (325.20), capturing her only two career conference championships…Tied her career best with a sixth-place finish in one-meter competition at the SEC Championships…Won the three meter (352.13) and took second on the one meter (284.63) against Tennessee…Took second on the three meter (315.00) and third on the one meter (283.65) against Auburn…Finished first on the three-meter boards against Georgia Tech (324.98)…Finished first on the platform (263.60), third on the three meter (311.25) and 11th on the one meter (256.05) at the Tennessee Diving Invite…Won the three-meter springboard (343.60) and platform events (280.75) and took second on the one meter (287.90) at the Big Al Open…Took third on the three-meter boards (267.15) at Florida State…Finished second on the three-meter boards (312.40) against Stanford and Michigan…Won the one-meter event (263.10) and took second on the three meter (298.20) at Georgia…Swept the diving events against Virginia, including breaking the then-school record on the three-meter boards (362.11)…Took first on the three-meter boards (326.10) at the All Florida Invitational.
2009-10: Pulled off an eighth-place finish on the platform at the NCAA Championships for the third All-America honor of her career, teaming up with Kara Salamone to pull the Gators from fourth place to first at the NCAA Championship prior to the final event of the meet… Took fourth on the platform, seventh on the three-meter boards and ninth on the one-meter boards at 2010 SEC Championships… A 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll selection… Achieved a career-best mark on the one-meter board with a 292.90 at the Georgia Invitational on Dec. 4… Set a then career high on the three-meter board with a 340.75 at the 2010 SEC Championships.
2008-09: A 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll selection…Represented the Gators at the 2009 NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season, marking the second time in UF diving coach Donnie Craine’s career that two UF divers have gone to NCAAs the same year (Dodson and Kara Salamone)...Qualified for 2009 NCAAs after her performance at NCAA Zones in the platform competition…Earned All-American honorable mention accolades for her 16th-place finish on the platform (214.05), while also placing 29th on the one-meter board (255.60) and three-meter board (261.40) at the 2009 NCAA Championship meet in College Station, Texas…Finished seventh in the three-meter competition (304.05), sixth on the one-meter board (292.30) and sixth on the platform (266.30) at the 2009 SEC Championship in Auburn, Ala., aiding the Gators to their 17th SEC Championship title…Her score on the one-meter board at SECs marked a career-best…Also achieved another career-best on the platform at the 2009 Tennessee Diving Invite (309.20), where she won the event in Knoxville, Tenn….Dove in 13 meets for Florida during the 2008-09 campaign…Won the one-meter and three-meter at LSU…Took second in the three-meter competition when Georgia visited Gainesville…Took first on the one-meter board against in-state rival Florida State and when UF visited Auburn for a dual.
2007-08: Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Picked up the first All-American honor of her career when she finished eighth on the platform with a total of 206.10 at the NCAA Championships in Columbus … finished fourth in preliminaries with a score of 273.40 … Finished fourth on the three meter board at the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa with a score of 305.70 … Holds top scores of 281.84 on the 1M, achieved against Michigan, 315.15 on the 3M, achieved at the Georgia Diving Invitational and 288.60 on the platform, also from the Georgia Invite … Earned her fifth first place total of the season at Georgia, taking first on the 3M board with a season-best 315.15 … Added a victory of 258.22 on the 1M board against Florida State … Dove to a first-place finish at Minnesota on the 3M board (269.93) … Picked up two first place finishes at Virginia, scoring 178.75 on the 1M and 193.90 on the 3M.
Two-time Sectional Champion … Two-time Regional Champion … Three-time state finalist.
Member of the Indianapolis Starz, coached by Eric Barnes.