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Veronica Rydze
Veronica Rydze


Iowa City, IA

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Rydze & Freeman Finish 4th at Olympic Trials

Former UI duo have strong showing in 3-meter synchro event


Freeman Finishes 18th in 3-Meters at Olympic Trials

Former Hawkeye advanced to semifinals; finished with a score of 484.65


59 Hawkeyes Named Winter Academic All-Big Ten

Iowa student-athletes honored for academic excellence


Hawkeyes Conclude NCAA Zone D Diving Championships

Molina finishes 7th in the men's platform event


Divers Kick Off Zone D Diving Championships

Hawkeyes competed on the 3-meter springboard

Iowa Items -- her best scores on one-meter (272.10) and three-meter (302.62) rank 10th and sixth, respectively, on Iowa's all-time best performers list.

2008-09 -- won three-meter vs. Northwestern with a collegiate-best 302.62... that score ranks sixth in school history... her collegiate-best 272.10 on one-meter at Missouri Inivte ranks 10th in school history... placed 18th on three-meter (265.25) and 23rd on one-meter (228.15) at NCAA Qualifier... recorded 12 top-three finishes... academic all-Big Ten... placed seventh on three-meter synchro with Hawkeye teammate Deidre Freeman at 2009 U.S. Diving Nationals... won three-meter synchro event with Freeman and placed seventh on individual one-meter at 2009 National Preliminary Zone C meet... letterwinner.

2007-08 -- won three-meter (236.55) vs. Minnesota... recorded five top-five finishes... scored collegiate bests on one-meter (260.85) and three-meter (270.76)... letterwinner.

High School -- two-time state champion and two-time state runner-up on one-meter... all-American and team captain as a senior... set six and 11-dive school records on one-meter... high school coach was Tony Kramer... club coach was Bob Rydze... ran on state and Drake Relays shuttle hurdle relay in track senior year... track team captain senior year.

Personal -- born August 15, 1988... daughter of Bob and Elaine Rydze... father is University of Iowa diving coach... mother is Coe College cross country coach... biology major.

Rydze's Collegiate Bests

One-Meter272.10at Missouri Invite12/5-7/08