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Nancilea Underwood
Nancilea Underwood

Spring, TX

High School:
Oak Ridge


2005-06 -- all-American, placing fourth on three-meter (358.00) at NCAA Championships... won one-meter (626.95) and three-meter (658.30) with school-record setting scores at NCAA Zone C Qualifier... led team in both events in the six and 12-dive format... runner-up with collegiate best 322.75 on one-meter at Big Ten Championships, which ranks second on Iowa's all-time best performers list... also placed fourth on three-meter (335.05) at Big Ten meet... set school record and collegiate-best 400.05 on three-meter at Illinois-Chicago... set Fieldhouse pool three-meter record (365.78) Minnesota... named Big Ten Diver of the Week three times... won one and three-meter vs. Minnesota, at Kansas with Missouri, at Iowa State and at Illinois-Chicago... runner-up on three-meter and placed fourth on one-meter at Ohio State Invite... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2005 Items - won three-meter synchronized diving at SPEEDO National Diving Championships... placed second at U.S. National Senior Diving Championships on three-meter springboard ... ninth in three-meter springboard at FINA World Championships... won bronze medals in three-meter springboard and three-meter synchronized diving at FINA Diving Grand Prix in Zhuhai, China... won bronze in three-meter synchronized diving at Speedo/FINA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Florida... named to World Championships team by USA Diving... was also one of two Americans invited to compete at FINA Grand Prix Superfinal in Mexico.

2004-05 -- all-American... placed second on three-meter (561.84) and third on one-meter (321.40) at NCAA Championships... won three-meter (560.30) at NCAA Zone C Qualifier, placing sixth on one-meter (544.15)... broke her own school and Fieldhouse pool record in three-meter six dives (348.25) vs. Truman State... also won one-meter vs. Truman State (317.35)... won one-meter (304.35) and placed second in three-meter (320.10) at Minnesota... placed third in one (277.35) and three-meter (509.90) at Minnesota Invite... runner-up in one and three-meter vs. Iowa State (269.25, 267.75) and Illinois (281.32, 304.73)... named Big Ten Diver of the Week twice... academic all-Big Ten... academic all-American... letterwinner.

2003-04 -- received an Olympic redshirt... placed fourth at U.S. Olympic Team Trials on three-meter (840.15)... placed fifth on three-meter at U.S. World Cup trials (720.63)... runner-up at Speedo American Cup on three-meter (756.45)... placed fourth on three-meter (472.83) at Speedo National Championships, leading the field going into the finals... also placed fourth in synchro three-meter with Cassidy Krug of Stanford at Speedo National Championships... placed sixth in three-meter semifinal at Speedo FINA Diving Grand Prix.

2002-03 -- honorable mention all-American... placed 11th in three-meter diving (491.85) and 24th in one-meter diving (247.25) at NCAA Championships... set school record on three-meter championship competition (564.60) at Big Ten Championships... runner-up on three-meter (564.60) and finished third on one-meter (307.20) at Big Ten Championships... placed second on three-meter (470.235) and fifth on one-meter (541.55) at NCAA pre-qualifying meet... won three-meter five times and placed second six times... won one-meter diving three times and placed second three times... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2001-02 -- placed sixth in three-meter (472.55) and 10th in one-meter (258.45) at Big Ten Championships... won three-meter at Minnesota Invite (479.80) and at Iowa State (291.37)... runner-up in one-meter at Wisconsin (254.18), and three-meter at Purdue and Ohio State (294.95), vs. Minnesota (289.88) and vs. Kansas (276.98)... letterwinner.

High School -- two-year recipient of Joe Paul Ogden "Outstanding Diver of Year in Texas" award... two-time all-American, and region, district and state champion... national team member for Woodlands diving team 1995-2000... four-time Junior National finalist... four-year selection to Who's Who Among American High School Students... two-year academic letterwinner... coach was Steve Montgomery.

Personal -- born September 14, 1983... daughter of Olen and JoAnn Underwood... international studies major, english minor... father played professional football for three NFL teams.

Underwood's Collegiate Bests

One-Meter (6)322.75Big Ten Championships2/16/06
One-Meter (11)541.55Big Ten Championships2/19/03
One-Meter (12)626.95at NCAA Zone C Qualifier3/10/06
Three-Meter (6)400.05at Illinois-Chicago1/28/06
Three-Meter (11)564.60Big Ten Championships2/19/03
Three-Meter (12)658.30at NCAA Zone C Qualifier3/11/06

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