Anna Kiess

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hanover, Germany

    High School:
    Coubertin Gymnasium

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    Diving

    Birthdate:
    04/28/1983

    Experience:
    3L

    Anna Kiess

    • 2005 NCAA Platform Diving National Runner-Up
    • 2006 NCAA Platform Diving All-American
    • 2005 NCAA Platform Diving All-American
    • 2004 NCAA Platform Diving All-American
    • 2004 NCAA 3-Meter Diving All-American

    • 2005 C-USA 1-Meter Diving Champion
    • 2004 C-USA Platform Diving Champion
    • 2004 C-USA 1-Meter Diving Champion
    • 2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (Platform Diving)
    • 2006 All-Conference USA Third Team (1-Meter Diving)

    • 2004 C-USA Freshman Diver of the Year

    • C-USA Diver of the Week (Jan. 17, 2006)
    • C-USA Co-Diver of the Week (Jan. 24, 2006)
    • C-USA Diver of the Week (Feb. 3, 2004)
    • C-USA Diver of the Week (Jan. 24, 2005)
    • C-USA Diver of the Week (Dec. 2, 2004)
    • C-USA Diver of the Week (Nov. 2, 2004)
    • C-USA Diver of the Week (Oct. 28, 2004)

    • 2004-05 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    • 2003-04 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    2005-06 SEASON
    Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive season... Placed eighth on the platform during the NCAA Championships... Finished second on the 1-meter board at the NCAA Zone D meet with 575.40 points... Added a third-place finish on the 3-meter board with 606.30 points at the Zone D meet... Placed second on the 1-meter board with 279.75 points during the season-opening, double-dual meet against C-USA rival Rice and host Texas... Scored 310.15 points on the 1-meter board and 315.05 points against North Texas in exhibition... Won the 1-meter competition with 280.73 points against Rice and LSU during a double-dual meet... Finished second in the 3-meter event with 292.58 points... Honored as the C-USA Diver of the Week following that performance... Won the 3-meter event with 323.75 points and finished second in the 1-meter competition against host Nevada and New Mexico State... Honored with teammate Tania Cagnotto as the C-USA Co-Diver of the Week following those performances... Captured third place with 301.40 points on the 1-meter springboard during the C-USA Championship to lead the Cougars to a sweep of the Top Three places... Finished second on the platform with 272.70 points during the C-USA Championship.

    SUMMER 2005
    Participated at the 2005 World Championships on the platform for the German National Team.

    2004-05 SEASON
    Finished as the National Runner-up with 478.95 points on the platform at the NCAA Championships... Earned a third-place finish on the 1-meter springboard with 517.25 points at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championship to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the second straight season... Finished less than a point behind teammate Azul Almazan for the 3-meter championship at the Zone D meet... Captured the C-USA 1-meter diving championship for the second consecutive season with 299.15 points at the C-USA Championship... Finished more than 30 points ahead of her closest competitor at that meet... Was taken to the hospital after hitting her head on the board during a 3-meter diving against Texas A&M and Miami (Fla.)... Finished second in both diving events against Rice and at LSU... Won the 1-meter competition with 300.15 points and finished third on the 3-meter board against North Texas and SMU... Won the 1-meter springboard to help lead the Cougars to a win over Arkansas... Finished second on the 1-meter board to help lead the Cougars to a win over Arkansas... Won the 1-meter competition with 308.77 points and finished second the 3-meter board against Kansas and Harvard... Named C-USA Diver of the Week for the third time after that meet... Earned first-place finishes in both the 1-meter (279.15 points) and 3-meter (295.95 points) events at Louisiana-Monroe... Swept the diving events for the third consecutive meet against C-USA rival TCU, scoring 313.20 points on the 3-meter board and 315.38 points in the 1-meter event... Named the C-USA Diver of the Week for the second consecutive week following that showing... Was the only diver to top the 300-point mark in both events... Won the 3-meter diving competition with 312.83 points and took top honors on the 1-meter board with 280.20 points in the season-opening meet against Texas... Swept the 1-meter and 3-meter events against Rice... Named C-USA Diver of the Week following those performances... Finished with 268.94 points on the 3-meter board and with 300.23 points in the 1-meter event.

    2003-04 SEASON
    Solid contributor for the Cougar diving corps in her first collegiate season... Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a true freshman... Owned three of the Cougars top four scores on the 1-meter board... Won both the 1-meter and platform championships at the Conference USA meet... Honored as the 2004 C-USA Freshman Diver of the Year... Placed third on the 3-meter springboard during her first collegiate event in a tri-meet against Texas and Northern Arizona... Finished second on the 3-meter board with 273.00 points during a tri-meet against Louisville and Kentucky... Earned a second-place finish in the 1-meter event with 258.75 points during a tri-meet against Miami and Florida International... Captured her first career first-place finish with 258.75 points on the 1-meter board during dual meets at Biscayne Bay, Fla... Recorded 273.15 points to win the 1-meter competition at North Texas and finished third on the 3-meter board against the Mean Green... Captured first place on the platform with 416.475 points at Arkansas... Finished second on the 3-meter board with 286.95 points against the Lady Razorbacks... Honored as the C-USA Diver of the Week following those performances... Swept both diving competitions against SMU... Racked up a career-best 321.53 points on the 3-meter board and followed that with 267.30 points in the 1-meter event... Claimed a pair of first-place finishes against Texas A&M on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards... Was the only diver to top the 300-point plateau with 306.01 points on the 3-meter board and followed that with a meet-best 260.18 points in the 1-meter event against the Aggies... Captured the 2004 Conference USA 3-meter diving championship with 282.70 points in the finals... Scored a meet-high 290.35 points in that event in the preliminaries... Joined teammate Azul Almazan as the only divers to score more than 500 points in both the preliminaries and finals of the 3-meter event... Rallied to win the platform competition at the Conference USA Championship... Honored as the Conference USA Freshman Diver of the Year at that meet... Earned Top Four finishes during all three events at the NCAA Zone D Championships... Finished second on the 3-meter board with 503.00 points and placed third on the platform with 391.45 points... Placed ninth in the platform during the NCAA Championships.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Won the platform competition at the Junior European Championships in 1997, 2000 and 2001... Captured the Junior European championship in 2000 and 2001... Finished second at the Championships in 1997... Finished second on the 3-meter board at the 2000 Junior World Championships.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Anna Kiess... Born on April 28, 1983, in Grodno, Belarus... Daughter of Tatjana and Waldemar Kiess... Majoring in theater.

    Anna Kiess' Personal Bests
    1-Meter * 316.60 * Reno, Nev. * 1/21/06
    1-Meter (11) * 525.75 * Houston * 3/12/04
    3-Meter (6) * 323.75 * Reno, Nev. * 1/21/06
    3-Meter (11) * 606.30 * West Columbia, Mo. * 3/9/06
    Platform * 478.95 * West Lafayette, Ind. * 3/19/05

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