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Courtney Forcucci

  • position Diving
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown Fort Mill, S.C.
  • High school Houston
  • position Diving
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown Fort Mill, S.C.
  • High school Houston

Courtney Forcucci Bio

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2011-12 – One of the top divers in the country… Received first team All-SEC honors…Became the ninth South Carolina diver to earn two All-America honors…Finished fifth on the three-meter board at the NCAA Championships with a score of 368.50 and 15th on the one-meter board with a score of 288.65… Won gold on the three-meter springboard at the SEC Championships with a school and SEC record of 392.40…Also won bronze on the one-meter board at the SEC Championships with a score of 324.20…Placed 19th at the NCAA Championships in the platform competition with a score of 237.25…Set the 12-dive school record on the three-meter board at NCAA Zone Championships with a score of 670.75 to finish second…Won SEC Diver of the Week four times…Had 16 individual wins on the season, with eight coming on the one-meter board and eight on the three-meter board…Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials on the three-meter springboard…Finished 16th overall in the semifinals with a 10-dive score of 513.00…Received CSCAA Scholar All-America honors…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 – One of the top divers in the SEC…Finished fourth in 1-meter diving at SEC Championships, scoring career-best 315.95…Earned ninth-place finish on platform at SECs with 229.25, her first attempt at the platform event since coming to South Carolina…Just missed finals in the 3-meter event, finishing 18th…Took 8th place in 3-meter event at NCAA Zone B with 12-dive score of 608.35; barely missed berth in NCAA Championships…Had the Gamecocks’ top score on the 3-meter board with a 367.80 vs. Clemson…Posted career-best 311.05 on 1-meter board vs. Alabama/Georgia…Named SEC Diver of the Week following sweep of 1- and 3-meter boards vs. Western Kentucky in season-opener (10/16) and again after another sweep against Alabama/Georgia (1/29)…Defeated defending ACC Champion Abby Johnston on 1-meter board with then-career high 308.93 vs. Duke…Won seven times during the season…Qualified for 2012 Olympic Trials by advancing to 3-meter finals at USA Diving Winter National Championships…Also won 1-meter preliminary round and advanced to semifinals.

2009-10 – Awarded a medical redshirt after suffering a broken leg in November… Injury derailed a promising season… Won six of eight events entered during first four dual meets… Swept both boards in meets at North Carolina/Virginia Tech and Clemson… Named SEC Diver of the Week following UNC/VT meet…Took first place on 3M vs. Kentucky and Tennessee…Score of 330.23 on 3M at Tennessee set a pool record… Top score on 3M was 333.53 vs. Clemson… Top 1M score was 291.08 in season-opening meet vs. Kentucky… Transferred from the University of Houston before the season… Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll. 2008-09 (at Houston) – Competed at NCAA Championships in 1-meter and 3-meter events… Finished in the top 10 in all three events at NCAA Zone D Diving… Runner-up in 1-meter and 3-meter events at C-USA Championships; finished third in platform… Finished 11th at AT&T National Diving Championships in 3-meter (245.60)…Earned sixth-place finish at USA Diving Spring Nationals in 3M synchronized. 2007-08 (at Houston) – Finished 15th in platform diving at NCAA Championships to earn first All-America honor…Was runner-up in 1-meter event at NCAA Zone D with 566.25 points…Won the Conference USA 3-meter championship with a score of 287.25…Was runner-up in the C-USA 1-meter event… Named Diver of the Meet at the 2008 C-USA Championships… Named Conference USA Diver of the Week twice, once after sweeping the 1M and 3M events in a tri-meet with Florida International and Indian River CC, then again later when sweeping LSU and Rice… Named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. PRE-COLLEGE -
 Graduated from Fort Mill High School… Competed for coach and former Gamecock Brandon Hulko on the South Carolina Divers club team… Four-time national qualifier and was a three-time national finalist… Six-time East National qualifier… Three-time Canada-US Challenge qualifier… Won the 3-meter championship at the 2002 Canada-US Challenge… Was a Junior Pan-Am Trials qualifier in both 2002 and 2003… Worked as a student athletics trainer and was recognized as a Junior Marshal and AP Scholar. PERSONAL – 
Full name is Courtney Amanda Forcucci… Born on Dec. 30, 1988, in Dover, N.H…. Daughter of Jay and Michelle Forcucci… Father, Jay, was an All-America lacrosse player at Rensselaer and uncle David played goalie on the lacrosse team at Brown… Mother, Michelle, works in the athletics department at Charlotte.

Forcucci’s Top Scores (at SC)
Event Score Date Meet Location
1-meter (6 dives) 325.40 11/19/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
1-meter (12 dives) 590.35 3/5/12 NCAA Zone B Auburn, Ala.
3-meter (6 dives) 392.40!$ 2/16/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
3-meter (12 dives) 670.65! 3/6/12 NCAA Zone B Auburn, Ala.
Platform (5 dives) 243.55 2/17/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
! = School Record
$ = SEC Record