Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: Olympic Bronze Medalist (Men’s Synchronized 10-meter Platform Diving - London 2012) ... U.S. Olympic Team Member (10-meter and Sychronized 10-meter Platform Diving - London 2012) ... National Champion (Platform - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) ... All-America (1-meter - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014; 3-meter - 2010, 2011, 2013; Platform - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) ... ACC Champion (1-meter - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014; 3-meter - 2011, 2013, 2014; Platform - 2010, 2013, 2014) ... ACC Most Valuable Men’s Diver (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) ... ACC Men’s Diver of the Year (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) ... All-ACC (1-meter - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014; 3-meter - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014; Platform - 2010, 2013, 2014) ... ACC Freshman of the Year (2010) ... ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2011, 2013, 2014) ... ACC Men's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2014) ... All-ACC Academic (2010, 2011, 2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2013, 2014)
2013-14: Became the first athlete to win four national championships in men’s platform diving, securing his fourth title by engineering a thrilling comeback in the event final at the NCAA meet in Austin, Texas … Also garnered All-America honors in the 1-meter springboard diving competition with a third-place finish … Concluded an outstanding collegiate career with a total of 11 All-America accolades over his four seasons … Won the 3-meter and platform events at the NCAA Zone B Championships to ensure a trip to NCAAs … Tabbed the ACC Men’s Diver of the Year for the fourth time in his career, becoming the third-student athlete in ACC history to earn the same top performer of the year award on four occasions … Swept the three diving disciplines at the ACC meet for the second consecutive year to receive the ACC Most Valuable Diver title for the fourth time in his career … Wrapped up his final conference meet the most decorated diver in the history of the ACC with 10 diving crowns … Broke his own program and conference record on the 3-meter board at ACCs (531.00) … Went undefeated during the regular season with 13 first-place finishes … Broke his own Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion record on the 1-meter (478.43) and 3-meter (519.00) boards in the regular season finale against North Carolina … Selected the ACC Men’s Diver of the Week on five occasions to match the conference record for weekly awards garnered in a season … Swept the three disciplines at the Nike Cup Invitational … Set a pair of pool records at UNC Wilmington to open the season … Closed his career the pool and school record holder in all three diving events … Named the ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
2012-13: Returned to collegiate competition in top form, earning his third NCAA title in men’s platform diving ... Garnered All-America accolades across all three diving disciplines for the third time in his career, turning in runner-up finishes in the 1 and 3-meter springboard events ... His performances on all three boards placed the Duke men 17th out of 40 programs in the final team standings, marking the highest finish for the men’s program during his career at Duke ... Won the platform and 1-meter events at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships ... Became the first male diver in the history of the ACC to sweep all three events at the ACC Championships ... Broke his own conference and school records in 3-meter diving at the ACC Championships meet, totaling a score of 498.60 in a first-place finish ... Also became the most decorated diver in the history of the ACC with seven conference diving crowns in his career ... Named the ACC Men’s Championship Most Valuable Diver ... Also received ACC Men’s Diver of the Year honors at the conclusion of the season ... Tabbed ACC Men’s Diver of the Week twice after sweeping the 1 and 3-meter competitions during the regular season against North Carolina and following a pair of top-three performances at the Tennessee Diving Invitational.
2011-12: Spent the 2011-12 season training in pursuit of a berth to the 2012 Olympic Games ... Captured the bronze medal with David Boudia in the men’s 10-meter platform synchronized diving event in London ... The bronze medal represented just the second synchronized diving medal ever won by a team from the United States ... Also competed in the men’s individual 10-meter platform event at the Olympic Games, advancing to the event finals where he finished ninth overall ... Secured his spot in London with a dominant qualifying performance at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving, finshing second in the individual platform competition and teaming with Boudia to take first in the synchronized platform event ... With Boudia, took fourth on the platform at the FINA Diving World Cup in London in February of 2012 to solidify a spot for the U.S. in the event at the 2012 Olympics ... Represented the United States at the 2012 FINA Diving World Series, which made stops throughout the year in the United Arab Emirates, China, Russia and Mexico ... Paired with Boudia in the synchronized platform event to earn one gold and one silver medal during four-leg tour ... Best individual finish on the platform was a fourth-place showing in Beijing, China ... Captured gold on the platform at the AT&T National Diving Championships during the summer of 2011 ... Earlier that summer, turned in a sixth-place performance on the platform at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.
2010-11: Captured his second consecutive national title in the men’s platform competition at the 2011 NCAA Championships, once again setting a new school record ... Took fourth in both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, earning All-America honors once again for all three events ... Took first in both the 3-meter and platform events at the NCAA Zone qualifiers, and fifth on the 1-meter ... Went unbeaten at the 2011 ACC Championships in the men’s 1 and 3-meter competitions, setting a new school record (475.80) on the 3-meter board ... Came in fourth in the platform competition after a shoulder complication barred him from competing from the 10-meter platform in lieu of a lower level ... Named the ACC’s Most Valuable Diver once again ... Garnered All-ACC honors in the 1 and 3-meter ... Opened the season by setting the pool record at UNC Wilmington in the men’s 1-meter (351.07), and the pool record (433.05) on the 3-meter board the next week at home ... Named the men’s ACC Diver of the Year ... Over the summer, took fifth along with David Boudia of Purdue in the synchronized 10-meter at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China ... Recorded his highest individual finish ever at a world meet with a sixth-place showing in the 10-meter at the same event ... At the U.S. Diving Nationals in August, captured gold in the 10-meter with a score of 497.35 in the finals.
2009-10: Collected the Duke diving program’s first national title on the platform at the 2010 NCAA Championships, breaking both a pool, school and championship record with a score of 534.00 ... Became the first Duke diver to win a national title and the second freshman in school history ... Runner-up in the 3-meter at the NCAA Championships with a score of 459.15 ... Placed fourth overall in the 1-meter at NCAAs with a score of 411.60 ... Collected All-America honors in platform, 1-meter and 3-meter diving ... Broke the school record in the 1-meter with a score of 499.95 during the 2010 ACC Championships for a first place finish, and won the ACC title on the platform ... Placed second in the conference at the 3-meter height ... Named men’s ACC Diver of the Year ... Became the first Duke diver to be named ACC Freshman of the Year ... All-ACC in platform, 1-meter and 3-meter diving ... ACC Championships Most Valuable Diver ... twice selected ACC Performer of the Week ... Over the summer, competed in the 2010 FINA/Li-Ning Diving World Series in Veracruz, Mexico representing the United States ... Earned the bronze medal in synchronized diving events at the international competition, which marked the second of three 2010 World Series stops for the USA Diving team ... Took eighth in the men’s 10-meter event in Changzhou, China in the FINA Diving World Cup ... Placed fourth in synchronized diving at the World Cup ... Competed at the AT&T National Diving Championships in College Station, Texas, finishing first overall in the men’s synchronized platform event.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterwinner at East Chapel Hill High School ... Took first place in the North Carolina Central Region and the North Carolina State Championship meet on the 1-meter board for three consecutive years ... Set the state record as a freshman with a mark of 601.90 and then broke his own record each subsequent year (633.70 as a sophomore and 637.30 as a junior) ... Member of the Junior National Team from 2004-06 ... Member of the National Team from 2007-09 ... Finished in second place in Group B at the FINA Junior World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ... Finished fourth on the 10-meter platform at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Won the 2008 Kaiser Permanente Diving Championships with a score of 521.70 on the 10-meter platform ... Finished 20th at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome ... Named to the Honor Roll in high school ... Named to the All-ACC Academic squad.
Personal: Born Nicholas Montgomery McCrory on Aug. 9, 1991 in Durham, N.C. ... Son of Douglas and Ana McCrory ... Has one brother, Lucas ... Uncle, Gordon Downie, competed for Great Britain in the 1976 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the 800 freestyle relay ... Father graduated from Duke in 1982 ... Majoring in religion.
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