Fifteen Utes are recognized for their scholarship.
One of only three to place in top eight in all three disciplines.
Becomes second diver in school history to advance to national meet.
Purss comes just shy of podium finish.
Utes aim for NCAA national qualification.
2012-13 - Placed fifth on the tower (522.45), sixth on the 3-meter (604.70) and ninth on the 1-meter (542.25) at the NCAA Diving Zone E Championships ... was named an alternate for the NCAA Diving Championships ... placed fourth on the 1-meter board (296.45), fifth on platform dives (255.15) and 18th in 3-meter dives (225.35) at the Pac-12 Championships ... won the 3-meter dive (300.90), runner up in the 1-meter dive (278.75) and third on the platform (225.50) at the Air Force Falcon Invitational ... won the 1-meter (301.12) and the 3-meter (298.57) at Denver ... won the 1-meter (304.95) versus BYU ... first in the 1-meter vs. ASU (274.50) ... placed third on the platform (228.20) at the Purdue Invitational ... won the 1-meter (299.33) and took second on the 3-meter (246.75) against UNLV ... won the 1-meter (281.47) and the 3-meter (267.07) versus Cal.
2011-12 - Redshirt.
Prior - Placed 12th in 3-meter (246.00) at 2011 Winter Senior Nationals ... was an alternate for Canada Games Team ... competed in three Junior National Championships and five Senior National Championships ... placed seventh in 1-meter at 2009 Junior Nationals ... coached diving for four years ... coached by Lu Li.
Personal - Born January 14, 1991 ... daughter of Laura and Steve Merry ... has two brothers: Mitchell and Andrew ... enjoys hockey, hanging out with friends, camping, dirt-biking and skydiving ... previously competed in track and field, volleyball and gymnastics ... placed third in long jump at City Championships ... has overcome challenges due to a Lupus diagnosis to reach collegiate diving level ... majoring in mass communication and parks, recreation and tourism with an emphasis in sports management.
1-meter - 301.05
3-meter - 318.05
Platform - 255.15