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Mary Yarrison Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 30, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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2004-05 Season: Utilized a medical redshirt for the second-half of the season due to a shoulder separation... Against UCLA, finished third in both spring-board events... Finished second in the 3-meter and third in the 1-meter against USC... Won the 3-meter competition (301.35) versus Wisconsin and placed second in the 1-meter (257.32).


2003-04 Season: Named Co-Pac-10 Newcomer Diver of the Year... All-American Honorable Mention for platform diving... At the 2004 NCAA Championships, finished 10th on the 10-meter platform, 14th in the 3-meter competition and 32nd on the 1-meter... Won the 3-meter title (496.30) at the 2004 Zone E Diving Championships... Took second place in the 10-meter platform finals (406.5) and in the 1-meter finals, finished third (533.95)... At the 2004 Pac-10 Championships, placed second in the 1-meter finals (289.20) and third in both the 3-meter (480.55) and platform finals (377.30)... Against Arizona State, took third place in the 1-meter competition (264)...Won the 3-meter competition (305.7) and took third place on the 1-meter board against Texas... Finished second on the 1-meter board (275.03) against Stanford... Swept the competition at California, winning both the 1-meter (276.8) and 3-meter events (308.475)...Won the 3-meter and 1-meter competition against Northern Arizona and Missouri... Took first-place in the 3-meter competition, at the 2003 Texas Invitational (464.6)... Also posted a mark of 264.50 to earn sixth-place honors on the 1-meter competition...Claimed second place on the 1-meter board against UCLA (256.95)... Was second in both the one and 3-meter events against USC... Won the 3-meter competition against Wisconsin.


National & International Competition ?- Competed at the 2004 Olympic Trials in St. Louis, Mo. ... Member of the U.S. Diving Junior National Team from 2000-03... USA East-West All-Stars 1998-2003... 2003: Gold medalist in both the 1-meter and the 3-meter events in the 16-18 age group at the 2003 Junior Pan American Diving Championships in Brazil... Was also the champion in the 1-meter (16-18) at the Speedo National Junior Diving Championships in Coral Springs, Fla. ... 2002:  Was fifth in the synchronized 3-meter, 10th in the 1-meter and 12th in the 3-meter at the Junior World Championships... 2000:  Part of a U.S. squad that won the World Youth Meet in Waldkraiburg, Germany... Finished first in the 1-meter, second in 3-meter synchronized diving and third in the 3-meter at that meet... Was eighth in the 3-meter at the Junior World Championships that year.


Prep: Four-year letterwinner in diving for coach Katie Juhn at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Va.... Also lettered all four years swimming freestyle and butterfly... Four-time team Most Valuable Athlete... Four-year Washington Post All-Metropolitan Team honoree... Named first team All-Liberty District, All-Northern Virginia and All-Virginia each of her four seasons as well... Three-time NISCA All-American... Four-time Virginia state champion on the 1-meter... 2003 All-Metropolitan Performer of the Year... 2003 Fairfax County Sportswoman of the Year... Set a state and school record as a senior with an 11-dive score of 486.50 on the 1-meter... National Merit semifinalist... Competed for the Montgomery Dive Club out of Rockville, Md. ... Junior National champion on the platform in 2001 and on the 1-meter in 2001, 2002 and 2003... 2000 East National champion in the 3-meter... Second in 3-meter synchronized diving at 2003 American Cup... Club finished second at the 2001 Junior Nationals and was fourth at 2002 Senior Nationals.


Personal:  Born Mary Grace Yarrison on Sept. 17, 1985, in Fairfax, Va. ... Daughter of James and Betsy Yarrison... Has one older brother, Jim, and a younger sister, Emily... Is pursuing a degree in marketing.


Personal Bests:

1-meter?- 593.95 points

3-meter ?- 496.30 points

10- meter platform- 406.5 points



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