2012-13: Concluded the season at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships, where he advanced to the finals of the 1-meter competition ... Placed 17th with a score of 266.80 in that event ... Season-best marks came at the ACC Championships, including a score of 290.50 on the 1-meter board and 330.00 at the 3-meter height ... Qualified for the 3-meter finals at the Nike Cup Invitational, taking fifth overall (323.60).
2011-12: Earned his first NCAA Zone Diving qualifying mark with a score of 339.23 on the 3-meter springboard against NC State ... Took second at the 1-meter height against ACC opponent North Carolina (298.73) ... Had a pair of season-best performances in the regular season finale against Clemson, winning the 1-meter competition with a Zones qualifying score of 318.50 ... Also surpassed the Zones standard on the 3-meter, placing second at 371.60 ... At the ACC Championships, competed in the preliminariess of the 1-meter and 3-meter events, finishing 19th and 18th, respectively ... Went on to dive at the NCAA Zones, placing 28th in the 1-meter prelims and 30th in the 3-meter preliminaries.
Prior to Duke: Completed prep career at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Calif. ... 2011 Junior National finalist ... Member of the USA Diving Junior National team coached by Greg Louganis ... Two-time state champion ... Took second at the 2011 Swimming and Diving Masters Meet as a senior ... Placed fifth at the state meet as a junior ... Member of Crown Valley Divers club program.
Personal: Born Clay Parker Pinckney on Apr. 14, 1993 in Redlands, Calif. ... Son of Steven and Carrie Pinckney ... Has one sister, Carynn, and one brother, Chase.
Duke Career Bests:
1-Meter: 318.50 (1/28/2012)
3-Meter: 371.60 (1/28/2012)