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Taryn Zack

  • position Diving
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
  • High school Vimy Ridge Academy
  • position Diving
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
  • High school Vimy Ridge Academy

Taryn Zack Bio

• Three-Time All-American •

• 2011 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year •

• 2011 SEC Champion (1-meter) •

• 2011 First-Team All SEC •

• 2009 SEC Champion (1-meter) •

• 2009 SEC Runner-Up (3-meter) •

• 2009 First-Team All SEC •

2010-11 – Competed at NCAA Championships for fourth straight year…Finished 18th on 1-meter and 21st in the 3-meter event…SEC Champion on 1-meter board with SEC record score of 336.55…Finished fifth on 3-meter board at SEC Championships…Broke her own school record for 12 dives on 1-meter at NCAA Zone B in Athens with a 598.95…Named SEC Diver of the Week following performance against the Tigers where she won the 1-meter board and was runner-up on the 3-meter…Every score posted on both boards during the season met the NCAA Zone qualifying standard…Won the 1-meter competition vs. Kentucky/Charleston…Was runner-up on the 1-meter board at Nike Cup Invitational…Named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

2009-10 – All-American in 1-meter event with seventh-place finish at NCAA Championships… Took 20th place in 3-meter event at NCAAs…Earned way to NCAA Championships with third-place finish on 3M at NCAA Zone B…Set school records in both 1M (357.75) and 3M (389.03) in dual-meet wins vs. UNC-Wilmington…Broke records previously held by assistant coach Allison Brennan…Named SEC Diver of the Week twice during the season…Finished fourth on both boards at SEC Championships… Won five events during the season…Finished fifth on 3M board at Canadian National Championships, earning a spot on Canada[apos]s Grand Prix team…Women[apos]s team MVP…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 – SEC Champion in 1-meter diving (325.90)…SEC runner-up in 3-meter event (360.90)…First-team All-SEC selection…Competed at NCAA Championships in both events… Named SEC Diver of the Week four times; honors came after North Carolina, Clemson, Gamecock Invitational and College of Charleston meets… Achieved great success despite battling wrist injury all season… Finished second in 1M at NCAA Zone B competition (569.85, 12 dives)…Won eight times during the regular season, three times in 1M and five times in 3M…Best score in 3M came in meet vs. Clemson (376.28)… Top 1M score came in the SEC Championship… Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2007-08 – All-American in the three-meter event with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships…Honorable Mention All-American in the one-meter event with an 11th-place finish…Became the 14th different Gamecock women[apos]s diver to earn All-America honors…Won the NCAA Zone B Diving competition in the one-meter event with a score of 584.20 (12 dives), breaking Allison Brennan[apos]s school record…Scored 28 points at the SEC Championships with fifth-place finishes in both the one-meter and three-meter events…Top six-dive score in the three-meter came against Florida State with a 323.85…Top one-meter score was in the season-opener against Virginia Tech (336.45)…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE – Graduated from Vimy Ridge Academy … Member of the Edmonton Springboard and Platform Diving Club … 2002-2006 Member of the Canadian Senior National Traveling Team … Four time Junior National Champion (3m) … Competed for Canada at the Junior World Championships in Aachen, Germany in 2002 … Competed at the Junior Pan American Games in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in 2005 … 2005 Canada Games Double Gold Medalist (3m/3m Synchro) … Finished eighth at the 2004 Olympic Trials (3m).

PERSONAL – Full name is Taryn Amy Elizabeth Zack … Born April 24, 1987 … Parents are Gordon and Lori Zack … Major is biological sciences.

Zack[apos]s Top Scores
Event Scores Date Meet Location
1-meter (6 dives) 357.75! 1/23/10 Vanderbilt/UNC-Wilmington Columbia, S.C.
1-meter (12 dives) 598.95! 3/11/11 NCAA Zone B Diving Athens, Ga.
3-meter (6 dives) 389.03! 1/23/10 Vanderbilt/UNC-Wilmington Columbia, S.C.
3-meter (12 dives) 669.30! 3/13/10 NCAA Zone B Diving Atlanta, Ga.