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Abby Johnston
Position: Diving
Year: Senior
City/State: Upper Arlington, Ohio
High School: Upper Arlington
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Abby Johnston
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 08/09/2013

Honors: Olympic Silver Medalist (Women’s Synchronized 3-Meter Springboard Diving – London 2012) … U.S. Olympic Team Member (3-Meter Synchronized Diving – London 2012) … National Champion (3-meter Springboard - 2011) ... All-America (1-meter - 2010, 2011; 3-meter - 2009, 2011) ... ACC Champion (1-meter - 2010, 2011; 3-meter - 2009, 2010, 2011) ... ACC Most Valuable Diver (2010, 2011) ... ACC Women's Diver of the Year (2010, 2011) ... All-ACC (1-meter - 2010, 2011; 3-meter - 2009, 2011) ... All-ACC Academic (2009, 2010, 2011) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013) … CSCAA Scholar Academic All-America First Team (2009, 2011) … NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient (2013) … Weaver-James-Corrigan Award (2013)

2012-13: Returned to collegiate competition to dive at two meets before suffering a season-ending injury … Won the 1-meter event against South Carolina with an NCAA Zone Championships qualifying mark of 309.83 … That score represented Duke’s top performance on the 1-meter springboard during the 2012-13 campaign … Concluded her career at Duke with program and Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion records in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events … Selected for postgraduate scholarships from the NCAA and ACC.

2011-12: Spent the 2011-12 season training in pursuit of a berth to the 2012 Olympic Games … Captured the silver medal with Kelci Bryant in the women’s 3-meter springboard synchronized diving event in London … Claimed the United States' first Olympic medal ever in a synchronized diving event, pairing with Kelci Bryant to claim silver in the women's 3-meter synchronized competition … Secured a spot on Team USA in dramatic fashion, as she and Bryant edged the second-place pair by .42 points to win the event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving in Federal Way, Wash. … Teamed with Bryant to place fourth in the synchronized 3-meter competition at the FINA Diving World Cup in London in February of 2012 to lock up a spot in the event for the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic Games ... Captured the silver medal with Bryant on the 3-meter board at the 2012 AT&T Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... 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 Bryant in the synchronized 3-meter event to earn one silver and one bronze medal during the four-leg tour ... At the 2012 USA Diving Winter Nationals, won gold with Bryant in the synchronized 3-meter competition and took ninth in the nation individually on the 3-meter board.

2010-11: Captured the program's first national title with her win on the 3-meter springboard at the 2011 NCAA Championships ... Garnered a fifth-place finish on the 1-meter ... Earned All-America status in the women's 1-meter springboard  and 3-meter events ... Collected top finishes at the NCAA Zone competition ... Went unbeaten once again at the ACC Championships, breaking a school record on the one-meter board with a score of 361.85 ... Broke the women's pool record on the 3-meter, topping a score of 377.85, in a late season meet versus South Carolina ... Earned selection to All-ACC Academic team for the third consecutive year ... Named women's ACC Diver of the Year and Most Valuable Diver honors once again... Over the summer, competed in the 2011 FINA Diving World Series, collecting her first gold medal in international competition in the women's 3-meter synchronized event at the AT&T Diving  Grand Prix ... Took sixth in the women's 1-meter springboard at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China in July.

2009-10: Finished fourth overall in the NCAA Championships in women's 1-meter diving with a score of 331.80 ... Finished 14th in the nation in 3-meter diving with a score of 307.60 ... At the ACC Championships, finished first in both 1- and 3-meter diving with a score of 358.251 and 439.70 ... Late in the season, broke the school record in women's 1-meter diving with a score of 358.25 ... Also broke the school's 3-meter diving record with a score of 439.70 ... Named women's ACC Diver of the Year and Most Valuable Diver ... Earned All-America honors in the women's 1-meter springboard  and honorable mention on the 3-meter ... Over the summer, competed in the 2010 FINA/Li-Ning Diving World Series in Veracruz, Mexico representing the United States ... Earned 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. ... Finished eighth in the women's individual 3-meter event with a score of 321.75 in Changzhou, China at the FINA Diving World Cup.

2008-09: In the summer following her freshman year, traveled to the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia where she earned the bronze medal in 3-meter synchronized diving ... Earned a berth in the NCAA Championships at which she finished 37th on the 1-meter board with a score of 202.60 ... Finished fifth in the nation on the 3-meter board, securing for herself All-America honors and single-handedly propelling Duke to 33rd in the nation ... Won the 3-meter diving competition at NCAA Zones with a score of 659.85 and placed fourth on the 1-meter board with a mark of 565.20 ... At the ACC Championship meet, set a school record on the 3-meter board (414.45) en route to first-place in the conference ... Finished eighth on the 1-meter board with a 323.20 mark and 10th place on the platform with the judges awarding a score of 207.50 ... Broke the Duke school record on the 1-meter board in her first collegiate meet (322.43) ...Took first on both the 1-meter and 3-meter board in Duke's sweep of Clemson.

Prior to Duke: Three-time All-America ... Three-year letterwinner ... Two-time state champion ... State runner-up as a sophomore ... Member of the USA Diving Olympic Medal Program (OMP) ... USA Diving national champion on 3-meter synchronized in 2005, 2006, and 2008 ... USA Diving Junior National champion on 3-meter board ... Two-time bronze and one-time silver medalist at the Junior Pan-Am Games.

Personal: Born Abigail Louise Johnston on November 16, 1989 in Columbus, Ohio ... Daughter of David and Elaine Johnston ... Has two sisters, Adrienne and Leah ... Majoring in psychology ... favorite athlete is Mia Hamm.

Duke Career Bests:
1-Meter: 361.85 (2/17/2011)
3-Meter: 439.70 (2/19/2010)
Platform: 228.75 (2/21/2010)

In Duke's Record Books:
1-Meter: 361.85 (2/17/2011)
3-Meter: 439.70 (2/19/2010)

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