Swimming & Diving

Laurissa Prystaj
Laurissa Prystaj

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairport, N.Y.

High School:
Fairport

Height:
5-6

Position:
Student Assistant

Birthdate:
08/11/1983



As a Senior (2005-06): Broke her own school records on the one- and three-meter springboards with scores of 305.95 and 351.60, respectively, to qualify for her fourth NCAA Zone B Diving Championships ... Scored on both boards for the Jackets at the ACC Championships, finishing 11th on the one-meter board with a score of 236.90 and 13th on the three-meter board with a score of 255.35 ... Tallied a pair of runner-up finishes on the one- and three-meter boards at the Georgia Tech Invitational (11/18-20).

As a Junior (2004-05): Posted new school records in one- and three-meter, six-dive and 11-dive events ... Set new Tech records on the one- and three-meter springboards in a dual meet versus Emory and North Florida (1/29) with NCAA Zone B Diving qualifying scores of 304.95 and 330.30, respectively ... Posted a new school record on the three-meter board, with an 11-dive score of 488.70 in the finals at the ACC Championships, finishing in sixth place ... Advanced to the finals of the one-meter board at the ACC meet, finishing in seventh place (267.35) ... Tallied 31st- and 35th-place finishes on the one- and three-meter springboards at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships.

As a Sophomore (2003-04): Broke her own school record on the three-meter springboard with a score of 299.25 in six dives versus Emory (1/31) ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships for the second straight season ... Finished 18th on the three-meter springboard, 20th on the platform and 25th on the one-meter board ... Tallied a fifth-place finish at the ACC Championships on the three-meter board with a school record score of 463.80 in 11 dives and finished ninth on the one-meter board ... The fifth-place finish is the highest for a Tech women's diver at the conference championships ... Recipient of team's inaugural Shilo Ayalon Most Valuable Athlete Award ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

As a Freshman (2002-03): Set school records in the one-meter and three-meter diving events this season ... Competed at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships, finishing 36th in the one-meter (205.10) ... Earned a ninth place finish at the ACC Championships in the three-meter, 11-dive event, setting a new school record (418.75 pts.) ... Scored 224.70 points in six dives at the ACC meet in the one-meter event to finish 12th ... Top six-dive, one-meter score came at Emory (289.35) ... Broke her third school record in the three-meter, six-dive event at North Florida, scoring 293.20 points ... Dean's List for fall and spring semesters ... ACC Honor Roll.

High School: Dove for coach Carolyn Carlton at Fairport High School...Prep All-American as a senior...Placed seventh on the three-meter board, 13th on the platform and 16th on one-meter at 2002 junior nationals...New York state champion in 2001...Three-time all-county selection...Holds all diving records at Fairport, as well as county records...Won sectionals as a junior and senior and state qualifiers three times...Participated in summer nationals, east nationals and senior zones in 2002...Member of National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society...Graduated with high honors...Also taught Sunday school.

Personal: Laurissa Alia Prystaj...Born August 11, 1983, in Rochester, N.Y....Daughter of Walter and Barbara Prystaj...One of five children...Majoring in material science engineering.

Prystaj's Career Top Times
EVENT TIME
1-meter (6) 305.95*
3-meter (6) 351.60*
3-meter (11) 488.70*

* - School Record.
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