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Mary Yarrison
Mary Yarrison


Springfield, Va.

High School:
Robert E. Lee HS





Personal Bests
1-meter - 483 points (11 dives)
1-meter - 308 points (6 dives)
3-meter - 494 points (10 dives)

National & International Competition - 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... Also 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 interested in a degree in biology with the intent of becoming an orthopedic surgeon... Says she chose the University of Arizona because "the atmosphere and the people made me comfortable, the coaches are great, and I'll get a good education as part of the honors college."