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Liz was nominated for Distinguished Diver by Heidi Root, Cailey Purswell, and Avery Francis for being a great role model and supportive team mate.
She works hard at every practice and has a wonderful attitude. She also supports her team mates and is there for them if they do good or bad.
Her coaches say: "Since day one of Liz's diving, she has been a role model for the divers and the coaches. She represents hard work, dedication, she makes corrections on dives, and does her diving homework drills.
Simply put, she's a coach's delight"
Class: Travel Team
How long have you been diving? 1 1/2 years
How did you start diving? I hurt my back in gymnastics and it wasn't fun anymore. My brother's swim coach saw me tumbling and told my mom about a dive team that might interest me once I got tired of gymnastics. I decided to give diving a try. My mom contacted Coach Tommy and I've been diving ever since.
What do you like most about diving? The family environment and friendly people.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete? I placed 1st in my first meet.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment:Walking into the boys' locker room was pretty traumatizing.
What are your other hobbies and interests? My hobbies are: Crafts, reading, and swimming. I like toplay with my pets, jump on my trampoline, and save animals.
Who is your hero and why? My parents and my brother. My Dad came to this country and worked hard to be successful. My mom earned her PhD and took care of the family at the same time. My brother got into West Point. But what I love most about them is that they love me no matter what, unconditionally.
Who is your biggest fan? My Family
What is your favorite thing? My Pets, but they are not things!
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