Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: ACC Champion (2012 - 3-meter springboard) ... All-ACC (2012 - 3-meter springboard) ... Academic All-America First Team (2012) ... Academic All-District (2012) ... All-ACC Academic (2009, 2012) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2009, 2011, 2012)
2011-12: Captured the ACC title on the 3-meter springboard, notching a personal best score of 365.95 in the event finals ... earned the first All-ACC honors of her career with the performance ... gained entry to the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in both disciplines, finishing ninth in the 3-meter competition with a score of 330.75 ... also took 21st in the preliminaries of the 1-meter event at Zones ... posted a personal best 325.45 on the 1-meter board against Clemson and Richmond ... won the 1-meter competition at the Nike Cup Invitational after tallying a score of 362.60 in the finals ... took third at the 3-meter height at the Nike Cup Invitational ... recorded first-place finishes on the 3-meter five times during the course of the regular season ... also won the 1-meter event in meets against NC State/SCAD, Virginia and Clemson/Richmond ... became the first member of the Duke Swimming & Diving program to garner Academic All-America First Team honors ... also named to the Capital One Academic All-District III Women's At-Large Team and the All-ACC Academic Team ... selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.
2010-11: Resumed competition late in the season against South Carolina, where she collected a fourth-place finish in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events ... posted season-best score on the 1-meter board against Virginia, taking second at 275.85 ... captured a first-place finish on the 1-meter the next week against North Carolina (255.00) ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009-10: Did not compete during the 2009-10 season due to injury ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2008-09: Earned entry to the NCAA Zones diving meet, where she competed on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards ... captured sixth place on the 3-meter board, scoring 589.40, and 10th on the 1-meter board with a 522.70 mark ... claimed sixth place in the 1-meter at the ACC Championships, registering 289.70 in the prelims and 281.50 in the finals ... secured fourth place in the 3-meter competition at the conference meet (344.25) ... took 18th place in the conference on the platform with a score of 193.05 ... recorded a second-place finish in 1-meter diving in her first collegiate meet against UNC Wilmington (261.68) ... took third place on both the 1- and 3- meter boards in the Duke diving sweep of Clemson ... competed in the Ohio State Diving Invitational in the 1-meter and 3-meter events ... named to both the ACC Honor Roll and the All-ACC Academic team.
Prep: Set state record and captured state championship as a senior with score of 498.10 for 11 dives ... injured junior and sophomore season ... state champion with score of 472.95 for 11 dives as a freshman ... second place finish with score of 461.80 as an eighth-grade competitor ... two-time state champion ... Region II Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Most Valuable Diver as a freshman ... named all-state and all-region in freshman and senior seasons ... competed with the Kentucky Dive Club ... was the 1-meter Junior National champion in 2005 ... 1-meter and 3-meter USA versus Canada Junior Challenge champion ... 1-meter Junior Pan-Am champion ... 2007 3-meter senior National Finalist ... took fourth on 1-meter at Junior Nationals in 2007 ... class salutatorian ... 4.0 GPA and in top-10 of class all four years ... Class of Kentucky as a sophomore ... AP Scholar, National Letter of Commendation, Youth Salute Scholar and National Honor Society member as a junior and senior ... also involved in Beta Club, National Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honors Society and Ambassadors Club.
Personal: Born Jessica Ann Lyden on May 3, 1990 in Baton Rouge, La. ... daughter of Michael and Emily Lyden ... has one brother, Jack, and one sister, Brittany ... mother was a diver for the University of Texas (1981-86) and father was a diver at Western Michigan (1976-80) ... father coached at Eastern Michigan, LSU and the University of Kentucky from 1991-2008 ... majoring in psychology ... favorite athlete is Olympic diver Greg Louganis.