University of Miami Athletics

Brittany Viola

position

Diving

Height

5-5

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Orlando, Fla.

High School

Lake Highland Prep

Senior (2009-10)
Granted a redshirt during the 2009-10 season…

Junior (2008-09)
Competed over the summer of 2009 as the team captain for the United States Diving Team at the FINA World Championships in Rome… Collected Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship titles at College Park, Md. in the 1-meter springboard and 10-meter platform… The second time in as many years she has claimed ACC titles in those two events… Named the 2009 ACC Championships Most Valuable Diver… Claimed a total of 13 first place finishes in her three diving events (1m, 3m and platform) over the course of the season… Picked up a first place finish on the platform at the Ohio State Invitational, posting a total score of 308.80… Earned a season second-best score of 316.20 on the 1-meter springboard in a dual meeting with Florida Atlantic as she posted a score of 316.20… Had her best score on the 1-meter board at the ACC Championships in claiming the crown with a score of 341.85… On the 3-meter board, collected her highest score of the year (360.60) at FIU on Jan. 30… Finished third on the 3-meter board at the ACC Championships with a score of 357.90… Picked up an honorable mention All-American title at the NCAA Championships on the 1-meter board with a performing point total of 301.60… Only competed in two platform events for the season, one being a top place finish at the ACC Championships, turning in a score of 361.85 – the highest mark for her on the year… Did not compete in many platform events due to a nagging injury… Picked up first place honors on the 3-meter board in a tri-meet with ACC foe Duke and Campbell with a score of 318.15… Had another first place total (299.63) in a non-conference dual meet with the University of Kansas at home…

Sophomore (2007-08)
Placed herself beside some of the great names in Miami women’s diving history, wiping away several records for the Hurricanes… National Champion in the 10-meter platform… Posted a score of 362.60 in the finals to walk away with the first women’s individual title at UM since former All-American Jenny Keim in the same platform event… Just the fourth women’s national champion in diving for the Hurricanes all-time, joining Jenny Keim (1999, 2000), Wendy Williams (1989) and Doris Glenn Easterly (1998)… Collected top finishes in all four of the platform events for which she competed on the year… Blew away the scores at the NCAA Zone “B” Championships on six dives where she collected a score of 702.50… Tabbed an All-America performer following a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 1-meter springboard… Swept all three diving events at the 2008 ACC Championships for first place titles in three events… Picked up her best score of the year at the ACC Championships in the 1-meter springboard where she netted a score of 324.65, a new career-best for that event… Had a total of nine (9) first place finishes in the 1-meter springboard throughout the year… Set a pool record for women in the 1-meter event against Florida Atlantic when she scored a 296.10… Her winning score of 296.45 was one of her top performances on the road at the Georgia tech Fall Invitational… Picked up seven (7) first place finishes in the 3-meter springboard, including 12 top three performances overall… Failed to collect a top three finish in just one (1) event on the campaign… Her best performance came at the ACC Championships where she put in a score of 340.55 through five dives, also a career-best for the Orlando native… Posted a score of 308.70 for first place at the Georgia Tech Invite… Best performance at home was against Florida International with a score of 290.00 in the 3-meter event… Recorded a score of 286.70 in a tri-meet against FAU and Florida Gulf Coast…

Freshman (2006-07)
Named the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year… Was also an All-American team in her first season at UM… Placed sixth in the women’s 10-meter platform finals with a score of 285.50 at the NCAA Championships in Minnesota after a preliminary score of 294.55… At the ACC Championships, finished in second place in the platform event with a score of 303.45… Earned honorable mention All-American in the three-meter springboard with a 14th place finish at the NCAA’s…

High School/Prep
Participated in the Junior World Championships, finishing in second place on the 10 meter platform… Turned in a first-place finish in the one-meter event at the state championships… As a freshman, captured second place in the state championships and finished fourth her sophomore year at the state championships…

Personal
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota… Birth date is April 19, 1987… Majoring in Electronic Media & Sports Administration… Strives to be a sports commentator one day in the future… Daughter of Frank and Kathy Viola… Has two siblings, Frankie and Kaley… Chose to attend UM because of Coach Ableman, the diving team and the campus atmosphere…

Around the Pool with Viola
Enjoys dancing, billiards, bowling and volleyball away from the pool… Says her first impression of Miami was that it was beautiful and relaxing… Her favorite athlete is her father (a former major league pitcher) who has helped her with her diving today… Favorite television show is One Tree Hill… Says the one thing she’d tell children is to enjoy the sport you do, and to do it for yourself and have fun… Her mother has been the biggest influence in her life because she’s an amazing woman and caring individual…