Caitlin Atkinson
Caitlin  Atkinson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Laguna Niguel, Calif.

High School:
Santa Margarita Catholic HS

Height:
5-5

Event:
Diving

Experience:
2L

AT SAN DIEGO STATE
2007-08: Set a school record on the 1-meter board with a point total of 280.88 vs. San Diego (Feb. 2) ... Was the Aztecs' top-finisher in the 1-meter event in nine dual meets, including first-place performances vs. USD and Air Force/TCU (double dual) ... Also placed second in the 3-meter vs. Air Force/TCU with a season-high 261.60 ... Advanced to the finals in both springboard events at the USC Trojan Diving Invitational ... Finished sixth in the B final of the 3-meter dive at the Mountain West Conference championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals for the second straight year ... Earned her second career MWC diver of the week award on Jan. 9.

2006-07: Broke the school record in both the 1-meter (273.15) and 3-meter (265.50) events in her first year on Montezuma Mesa ... Along with teammate Megan Flanagan, became the first Aztec to ever qualify for the NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals ... Finished 23rd out of 39 divers with a score of 220.15, just missing the cutoff for the finals by nine points ... Swept the 1- and 3-meter events in three dual meets including, LMU, Howard and USD ... Also took first place in the 1-meter vs. North Texas and in the 3-meter vs. Cal Poly and Pepperdine (double dual) ... Finished fourth in the 1-meter B final at the Mountain West Conference championship meet with a score of 242.50 ... Earned the Aztecs' only weekly conference honor of the season when she was named the MWC Diver of the Week on Feb. 7.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won a pair of varsity letters as a diver at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. ... Won the Serra League championship in her event both as a junior and senior ... Placed seventh (as a junior) and ninth (as a senior) at the CIF finals ... Named diver of the year in back-to-back seasons ... Was selected a 2004-05 NISCA/Speedo 1-Meter diving All-American ... Placed eighth at the 2005 winter Southern Pacific Association (SPA) championships ... Finished 13th at that same meet in 2002 ... Was a member of the crown Valley Divers club team ... Competed as a member of the varsity track and field team as a freshman and sophomore ... Won the Serra League title in the 100 meters and placed sixth at the CIF meet.

PERSONAL
Caitlin McCarry Atkinson was born March 2, 1988, in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Daughter of Jeff and Tracey Atkinson ... Enjoys spending time with family and going to the beach ... Performed as an acrobat in Disneyland's Block Party Bash Parade ... Favorite athlete is cyclist Lance Armstrong ... Undeclared major at SDSU.

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