Anastasia Pozdniakova

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Elektrostal, Russia

    High School:
    Secondary General Education School No. 16

    Height:
    5-3

    Event:
    Diving

    Birthdate:
    12/11/1985

    Experience:
    3L

    Anastasia Pozdniakova

    06/12/2013

    Farewell to Conference USA

    Over the next 20 days, UHCougars.com will take a look back at athletic achievements during Houston's Conference USA history

    2009 NCAA 1-Meter Diving Champion
    2009 NCAA 3-Meter Diving Runner-Up
    2009 NCAA Platform Diving 9th place
    2009 All-American 1-Meter Diving
    2009 All-American 3-Meter Diving
    2009 All-American Honorable Mention Platform Diving
    2009 NCAA Zone D Meet 1-Meter Diving Champion
    2009 NCAA Zone D Meet 3-Meter Diving Champion
    2009 NCAA Zone D Meet Platform Diving Runner-Up
    2009 C-USA 1-Meter Diving Champion
    2009 C-USA 3-Meter Diving Champion
    2009 C-USA Platform Diving Champion
    2009 C-USA Diver of the Year
    2009 C-USA Diver of the Meet
    2009 FINA World Championships Third place 3-Meter Synchronized Diving
    2008 Beijing Olympic Silver Medalist
    2007 NCAA 3-Meter Diving National Runner-Up
    2007 NCAA 3-Meter Diving All-America
    2007 NCAA 1-Meter Diving All-America
    2007 NCAA Zone D Meet 1-Meter Diving Champion
    2007 NCAA Zone D Meet 3-Meter Diving Champion
    2007 C-USA Diver of the Year
    2007 C-USA Diver of the Meet
    2007 C-USA 3-Meter Diving Champion
    2007 C-USA 1-Meter Diving Champion
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (Platform Diving)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (3-Meter Diving)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (1-Meter Diving)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (Platform Diving)
    Thirteen-time C-USA Diver of the Week

    2009 Summer
    Teamed up with Yulia Pakhalina to take home a bronze medal in the 3-meter synchronized diving event at the International Swimming Federation Championships (FINA)... Finished seventh in the 3-meter event.

    2008-09 Season
    Was named the C-USA Diver of the Week six times ... Fifth highest total for a single season in C-USA history... Tied for fourth in C-USA for most Player of the Week awards in a career at 13... Named Cougar of the Year... Won 26 of 29 events entered... Placed second in two events ... Claimed first place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events versus North Texas with scores of 307.43 and 281.70... Honored as the C-USA Diver of the Week for the performance... Swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at Michigan State... Was the only diver to break 300 points in either event... Scored 325.88 in the 1-meter and 382.13 in the 3-meter... Swept both events at Oakland the following day... Established a pool record with a score of 396.07 in the 3-meter... Scored 375.67 in the 1-meter... Honored a second week in a row as C-USA Diver of the Week... Won both the 1-meter and 3-meter events against Rice and New Mexico... Named C-USA Diver of the Week a third week in a row... Swept both diving events at the Phill Hansel Dual Meet... Only diver to break 300 with scores of 322.10 and 389.70 in the 1-meter and 3-meter events, respectively... Captured consecutive C-USA Diver of the Week honors... Won both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at No. 8 Texas A&M... Took first place against No. 16 SMU in the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions with scores of 350.86 and 296.78... Honored at the C-USA Diver of the Week for her efforts... Finished the regular season as she started by sweeping both the 1-meter and 3-meter with scores of 333.00 and 380.85 at the Texas Invitational... Named C-USA Diver of the Week for sixth time... Captured all three titles at the C-USA championships in the 1-meter (346.10), 3-meter (397.20) and platform (277.55) ... Captured first at the Zone Diving Championships in the 1-meter event with 676.15 points, besting her previous program and personal record of 614.25... Also won the 3-meter event at the Zone diving Championships with 763.55 points, a margin of 114.25 over the second... Broke her individual and program record with the win... Only diver to surpass 700 points at the event... Placed second in platform competition at the Zone Diving Championship with a score of 262.7... Won the NCAA championship title in the 1-meter event with a score of 351.15... Placed second in the 3-meter competition with a score of 386.10... Won the consolation finals in the platform event with a score of 263.15.... First Cougar to win an NCAA title since Yulia Pakhalina won the 1-meter event at the 2003 NCAA Championships... By finishing in the Top-10 in all three events at the NCAA Championships, she became the first Cougar to accomplish this feat since Linda Pesek did so in 1991.

    2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS
    Teamed with Houston alumna Yulia Pakhalina to win the silver in women's 3-meter synchronized springboard with 323.61 points.

    2008 SUMMER
    Won silver in the 3-meter synchronized springboard with former Cougar Yulia Pakhalina at the World Cup... Took first in the 3-meter synchronized springboard with Pakhalina at the European Championships... Finished seventh on the 3-meter event... Placed second in the FINA Diving World Series... Won first place on the 3-meter synchronized springboard with teammate Yulia Pakhalina and third on the 3-meter springboard at the Russian Nationals/Olympic Trials.

    2007-08 SEASON
    Sat out the entire season as she trained for the 2008 Olympic Games.

    2006-07 SEASON
    Claimed first place in the 1-meter competition with 303.80 points during the first tri-meet against Northern Colorado and at New Mexico State... Won the 1-meter springboard event with 300.55 points during the second day of the tri-meet against Northern Colorado and at New Mexico State... Swept both diving events against No. 8 SMU and against No. 25 Oregon State in a tri-meet... Earned 323.73 points on the 1-meter board and 316.58 points in the 3-meter competition and was the only diver to crack 300 points in either event... Honored as the C-USA Diver of the Week following that performance... Finished first in the 3-meter diving with 377.85 points during the first day of the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend... Captured first place on the 3-meter springboard with 383.10 points during the finals of the Texas Diving Invitational... Scored 316.70 points on the 1-meter springboard to win by nearly 40 points during the Texas Diving Invitational... Finished first on the 3-meter springboard with 316.45 points during the Hawai'i Diving Invitational... Captured first place on the 3-meter springboard with 382.00 points to set a CRWC Natatorium record during the first half of a quad meet against North Texas, Florida International and New Mexico State... Finished first on the 1-meter springboard with 325.15 points during the second half of that meet... Swept both diving events against No. 5 Texas A&M... Won the 3-meter competition with 358.13 points and claimed top honors on the 1-meter springboard with 301.87 points... Was the only diver to crack 300 points in either event against the Aggies... Swept both diving events against Miami (Fla.)... Tallied 350.48 points on the 3-meter springboard and 299.32 points on the 1-meter board against the Hurricanes... Scored 366.75 points to win the 3-meter diving championship by more than 75 points during the second day of the Conference USA Championship... Finished with 337.30 points to win the 1-meter championship during the C-USA Championship... Finished third in the platform... Joined teammate Ginni van Katwijk as the only divers to finish in the Top Three of all three diving events at the C-USA meet... Captured championships on both the 1- and 3-meter springboards during the NCAA Zone D meet... Scored 740.30 points on the 3-meter board and 614.25 points in the 1-meter competition to earn her first berth to the NCAA Championships... Earned All-America accolades in both the 1- and 3-meter springboard events during the NCAA Championships... Scored 407.10 points to finish as the NCAA national runner-up on the 3-meter springboard... Posted 338.40 points on the 1-meter springboard to finish fifth at the NCAA Championships... Enjoyed a busy but successful summer season... Won the 1-meter competition at the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Fla... Also finished 15th on the 3-meter board at that meet... Placed 11th on the 3-meter board at the FINA Diving World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.

    2005-06 SEASON
    Claimed fourth place on the 1-meter board and ninth on the 3-meter board at the 2006 European Diving Championships in Budapest, Hungary... Placed ninth on the 1- and 3-meter boards during the 2006 FINA Diving World Cup in Changshu, China... Finished ninth and sixth on the 3- and 1-meter springboard events, respectively, during the NCAA Zone D meet... Joined Tania Cagnotto as the only divers to finish among the Top Three individual leaders in all three diving events at the C-USA Championship... Earned the silver medal with 319.60 points on the 3-meter springboard during the C-USA Championship... Finished second on the 1-meter springboard during the C-USA Championship with 309.75 points to help lead the Cougars to a sweep of the Top Three places... Captured third place on the platform during the C-USA Championship with 247.50 points... Finished second on the 3-meter board with 302.10 points during her first collegiate meet against C-USA rival Rice and host Texas... Earned a second-place finish on the 1-meter with 313.25 points and added a similar finish with 341.55 points on the 3-meter board against North Texas... Earned the first win of her collegiate career with 319.73 points on the 1-meter springboard against Arkansas.... Posted 296.85 points on the 1-meter springboard to win at Texas A&M... Placed second in both diving events during a tri-meet against SMU, Wyoming and host North Texas... Claimed first place on the 1-meter springboard with 311.75 points at the Texas Invitational... Finished second in the 3-meter competition with 292.55 points at the Texas Invitational... Won the 1-meter event at the Georgia Diving Invitational and Shootout with 281.65 points... Named the C-USA Diver of the Week for that effort.

    2004-05 SEASON
    Sat out the entire season with a redshirt... Competed at the 2005 FINA Diving World Championships in Montreal... Placed 13th on the 1-meter board and 11th in 3-meter synchronized diving.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Finished fourth on the 1-meter board during the 2004 European Championships in Madrid, Spain... Earned a 12th-place finish on the platform during the FINA Junior Diving World Championships in Aachen, Germany, in 2002.

    PERSONAL Full name is Anastasia Urevna Pozdniakova... Born on Dec. 11, 1985, in Elektrostal, Russia... Daughter of Tatiana and Uriy Pozdniakova... Majoring in art history, emphasizing in painting with a minor in studio art.

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