Ivan Diggs

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Richardson, Texas

    High School:
    Plano East

    Height:
    6-4

    Event:
    High Jump

    Birthdate:
    11/28/1985

    Experience:
    3L

    Major:
    Business Administration

    Ivan Diggs

    2008 NCAA Indoor All-American - High Jump
    2008 Conference USA Indoor Male Athlete of the Year
    2008 NCAA Indoor Qualifier - High Jump
    2008 Conference USA Indoor Champion - High Jump
    2007 NCAA Indoor All-American- High Jump
    2007 NCAA Outdoor All-American- High Jump
    2007 NCAA Indoor Qualifier- High Jump
    2007 NCAA Regional Qualifier- High Jump
    2007 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier- High Jump
    2006 Conference USA Academic Honor Roll
    2005 Conference USA Academic Honor Roll

    2008
    Indoor: Set a pr in the high jump, clearing 2.22m (7-03.25) to take first at the Houston Indoor Opener...named C-USA Athlete of the Week for his performance...finihed third at the Leonard Hilton Memorial...cleared 2.18m at the Razorback Invitational to notch a first plance finish...took first at the Houston Indoor Invitational...cleared 2.17m to take third at the Tyson Invitational...won his first conference championship with a leap of 2.16m at the C-USA Indoor Championships...named C-USA Indoor Male Athlete of the Year following the meet...finished fourth at the NCAA Championships with a leap of 2.19m...Named NCAA All-American for the third time in his collegiate career following the meet. Outdoor: Forced to sit out the entire outdoor season due to injury.

    2007
    Indoor: C-USA Indoor Championship runner-up in the high jump after clearing 2.16m/7-01.00...recorded a fourth-place finish in the high jump at the Arkansas Invitational...won the high jump after clearing 2.16m/7-01.00 at the Leonard Hilton Memorial...finished third in the high jump at the Dan DeHart Invitational and the Houston Invitational...won the high jump at the UH All-Comers Meet setting an NCAA provisional mark clearing 2.18m/7-01.25. Outdoor: Finished tied for fourth in the high jump clearing 2.10m/6-10.75 at the Tom Tellez Invitational...was also fourth in the high jump at the Texas Invitational...notched a second place finish in the high jump at the LSU Tiger Classic...won the high jump at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational and at the Cal Collegiate Challenge...runner-up in the high jump at the C-USA Championships...finished seventh in the high jump at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a personal best of 2.16m/7-01.00... named an NCAA All-American after finishing eighth in the high jump at the NCAA Championships clearing 2.20m/7-02.50 for a personal best.

    2006
    Indoor: Finished third in the high jump at the Conference USA Indoor Championships clearing 2.14 meters (7-00.25)...recorded a second-place finish in the high jump at the Albuquerque Invitational and the Houston Indoor Invitational. Outdoor: Was fifth in the high jump at the Conference USA Championships clearing 2.13 meters (6-11.75)...had second-place finishes in the high jump at the Houston Invitational, Brutus Hamilton Invitational, Rice Bayou Classic, and the UTSA Relays.

    2005
    Indoor: Finished third at the Conference USA Championships after clearing a season-best jump of 2.08 meters (6-9.75)...also finished third at the Houston Invitational, Houston Indoor Opener and the Leonard Hilton Memorial. Outdoor: Was the runner-up at the Conference USA Championships after clearing a season best 2.15 meters (7-0.50)...had a third-place showing at the California Golden Bear Invitational and LSU Alumni Gold...finished in 14th place at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships...was the runner-up at the Rice All-Comers meet.

    High School
    Posted a third place finish at the UIL Class 5A State Championships with a leap of 6-8"...was the runner-up at the Region II-5A meet...was District 9-5A champion in 2002 and 2004...was Second-Team All-District performer as a post after helping Plano East basketball team win the district championship.

    Personal
    Majoring in management information systems and marketing...member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...born November 28, 1985 in Wichita, Kansas...son of Ivan and Catherine Diggs of Richardson, Texas...both of his parents played basketball at Friends University...hobbies include playing basketball and listening to hip-hop music...signed with Houston after being recruited by Arkansas, North Carolina, Texas Tech, George Mason, North Texas and Louisiana-Monroe.

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