Natasha Burgess

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Adelaide, Australia

    High School:
    Annesley College

    Position:
    Diving

    Birthdate:
    03/15/1993

    Experience:
    3L

    Natasha Burgess

    02/20/2014

    Cougars Finish 1-2 in 1M Diving

    Junior from Australia captures her second conference title in the event

    02/19/2014

    Natasha Burgess Takes Runner Up in 3M Diving

    Cougars stand in fifth place at American Championships

    11/02/2013

    Swimming and Diving Earns Win over SMU

    Cougars outscore SMU 158-141

    09/26/2013

    Swimming & Diving Set for Red and White Meet

    Cougars begin the 2013-14 campaign with the annual intra-squad meet

    04/11/2013

    More than 160 Student-Athletes Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs

    » 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Most Outstanding Diver
    » 2013-14 American Conference Champion - 1M
    » 2013-14 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - 1M
    » 2013-14 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - 3M
    » 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2012-13 Diving Team Academic MVP
    » 2011-12 Conference USA Freshman Diver of the Year
    » 2012, 2013 NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier
    » Conference USA Diver of the Week (Jan. 10, 2012; Feb. 7, 2012; Oct. 16, 2012)

    JUNIOR 2013-14
    Was crowned the inaugural American Athletic Conference Champion in the 1-meter diving (289.25) and finished second in the 3-meter (311.70) ... Named the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Most Outstanding Diver after her performance at the championship meet ... Also took first and second team all-conference accolades in the 1M and 3M ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving meet and finished 10th in the 3M scoring 625.65 points - the highest for the Cougars and the fourth best score in Houston history.

    SOPHOMORE 2012-13
    Captured first conference crown of her career in the 1-meter during the C-USA Championships with a score of 304.35 ... Took second in the 3-meter (309.20) and third in the platform (214.30) during the championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving meet and finished fifth in the 3-meter (653.50) and 16th in the 1-meter (521.80) ... Won three event titles on the year and had 12 top-three showings ... Named C-USA Diver of the Week (Oct. 16) after capturing wins in the 1- and 3-meter event to open up the season at Florida International.

    FRESHMAN 2011-12
    Became the eighth Cougar to be named Conference USA Freshman Diver of the Year ... Finished as runner up in the 1M (207.30), 3M (344.75) and in the platform (189.50) at the C-USA Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving competition and missed out on advancing to the NCAA Championships by one place - finishing ninth in the 3M ... Placed in the top four 11 of 12 times in the 3M competition, winning once at the Phill Hansel Invite (Nov. 17) ... Finished as runner up in the 3M five times ... Finished in the top six places in the 1M in all 11 competitions with three runner up finishes ... Placed second to teammate Julia Lonnegren six times... Named C-USA Diver of the Week (Jan. 10) after taking runner up in the 1M and third in the 3M at the Hawai'I Diving Invitational ... Picked up C-USA Diver of the Week (Feb. 7) after strong showing at No. 6 Texas A&M, took second in the 3M (339.08) and fourth in the 1M (314.93).

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Began her career as a gymnast before falling in love with the sport of diving six years ago and becoming one of her country's leading young divers...Since 2008, Burgess has twice qualified for Australia's Open Nationals, Elite Junior Nationals and New South Wales (NSW) Elite Junior Championships...Took top honors at the NSW Elite Junior Championships in the 3-meter and collected a third-place finish in the 1-meter competition...At the Diving South Australia (DSA) Elite Junior Championships, Burgess earned first place in the 1-meter and 3-meter events.

    Burgess attended high school at Annesley College, while diving for Diving South Australia Club team coach Jeff Arbon.

    PERSONAL
    Daughter of Kerry and Greg Burgess...Born on March 15, 1993...Majoring in pre-business.
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