Rachel Gitelson

    Hometown:
    Glendale, Ariz.

    High School:
    Ironwood

    Height:
    5-4

    Event:
    Diving

    Birthdate:
    08/16/1985

    Experience:
    4 letters

    Rachel Gitelson

    2005 NCAA Platform Diving All-America
    2005 NCAA Zone D Platform Champion
    2007 C-USA Platform Diving Champion
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (1-Meter Diving)
    C-USA Diver of the Week (Jan. 31, 2006)
    2006-07 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2003-04 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    2006-07 SEASON
    Finished second on the 3-meter board against No. 8 SMU and No. 25 Oregon State... Placed fourth on the platform with 217.40 points at the Texas Invitational... Finished third on the 1-meter springboard with 259.15 points during the C-USA Championship... Won her first conference individual title after scoring 293.45 points on the platform... Scored 446.25 points to finish third on the platform at the NCAA Zone D meet and cap her impressive collegiate career.

    2005-06 SEASON
    Finished second on the platform at the NCAA Zone D meet with 507.15 points... Made her season debut on the 1-meter springboard at the Texas Invitational... Swept both diving events during a dual meet against Tulane... Claimed top honors on the 1-meter board with 287.00 points and finished with 278.17 points in the 3-meter event against the Green Wave... Honored as C-USA Diver of the Week following those performances... Was one of six divers to qualify for all three championship finals during the C-USA Championship... Named to the Dean's List Honor Roll for UH's Honors College.

    2004-05 SEASON
    Finished 12th on the platform with 391.55 points at the NCAA Championships... Captured her first championship with 403.50 points on the platform at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championship to qualify for her first NCAA Championships... Finished more than 40 points ahead of her closest competitor... Finished second on the 3-meter springboard at the C-USA Championship with 415.75 points.

    2003-04 SEASON
    Regular contributor as a member of the Cougar diving corps... Qualified for the NCAA Zone D Diving Meet during her first collegiate season... Earned second-place finishes in the 1-meter and 3-meter events during her collegiate debut against North Texas in the season opener... Scored 255.45 points on the 3-meter board and recorded 247.80 points in the 1-meter event... Placed second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events against Kansas.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Was a three-year letterwinner at Ironwood High... Won the Class 5A state diving meet... Competed in track and field as a pole vaulter... Made the Honor Roll every semester and graduated in the Top Three percent of her class... Recognized as an Academic All-America.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Rachel Elise Gitelson... Born on Aug. 16, 1985, in Durham, N.C.... Daughter of Richard and Elisa Gitelson... Has one sister, Sheri... Majoring in finance and marketing... Also recruited by Ohio State, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, North Carolina and UCLA.

    Rachel Gitelson's Personal Bests
    1-Meter
    • 287.00 • Houston • 1/28/06
    1-Meter (11) • 575.40 • West Columbia, Mo. • 3/8/06
    3-Meter • 290.20 • Houston • 11/3/06
    3-Meter (11) • 528.10 • Austin, Texas • 3/2/07
    Platform • 507.15 •West Columbia, Mo. • 3/10/06

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