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Sydney Dusel

Diving
Position
Freshman
Class
Naperville, Ill.
Hometown
Naperville Central
High School

All-America
2020:
1m Dive, 3m Dive

All-ACC
2020:
1m Dive, 3m Dive
2019: 3m Dive

Virginia Career Best
1-meter:
335.00
3-meter: 373.50
Platform: 253.60

2019-20
• Won the 3m board at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships and finished second on the 1m board at the meet
• Advanced to NCAA championships on both springboards, earning All-America honors in both events
• Placed third on the 1m and 3m board at ACC Championships, earning All-ACC honors in both events
• Swept the springboards against North Carolina, NC State, Wisconsin and at the Georgia Tech Invitational
• Recorded a career-best on the 3m board against Virginia Tech, second-best score in school history
• Qualified for the Olympic Trials at the USA Diving National Winter Championships, recording a score of 296 on the 3m board
• Finished fifth on the 1m board at the USA Diving National Winter Championships and 10th on the 3m board
• Captured a season-best score on the 1m board at Zones, recording a score of 317.50
• Named ACC Diver of the Week 1/7
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Was the ACC runner-up on the 3m board, finishing second the a score of 335.90
• Set a school record on the 1m board at the Navy Diving Invite
• Set an Aquatic and Fitness Center record on the 3m board, tying Kylie Towbin in the event against Virginia Tech
• Recorded a career-best dive on the 3m board at the Navy Diving Invite, a mark that ranks second in school history
• First-team VaSID honoree
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18
• Ranks fifth in UVA history in the 3-meter dive with a score of 322.40 and fourth in the platform in the with a score of 253.60
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the in all three dives, finishing 21st in the 3-meter dive, 24th in the platform and 36th in the 1-meter dive
• Placed third in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the NCAA Zone A Championships and fifth in the platform
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2016-17
• Finished 24th in the platform dive and 42nd the 3-meter dive at the NCAA Championships
• Captured the top scoring 1-meter dive (319.73) and fifth ranked 3-meter dive (321.15) in school history against Virginia Tech
• Placed 12th in the 3-meter dive, 14th in the platform dive and 22nd in the 1-meter dive at the ACC Championships
• Finished fifth in the 3-meter dive and 10th in the platform at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships
• Recognized on the CACAA Scholar All-America Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Two-time Illinois state champion
• High school All-American
• Dove for Windy City Diving

Personal
• Daughter of Mary Jo and Rick Dusel
• Has an older brother, Henry
• Father, Rick, as well as grandfather, Bud Dusel, and uncle, Mike Dusel, were all NCAA Division I wrestlers
• Mother, Mary Jo, was a Division I gymnast