At Princeton — 2010-11: completed her best showing at the Ivy League Championships and helped Princeton to second straight title … reached both championship finals and had career-best finish of fourth in 1-meter competition (267.15 points); score was less than three point behind winning score … also placed eighth in the three-meter competition with 233.95 points … placed fourth in the 1-meter diving event during the Tigers' sweep of the H-Y-P weekend. 2009-10: named to the conference team at the Ivy League championships and helped Princeton to its ninth Ivy League title in 11 years … reached consolation finals in both the 1- and 3-meter competitions … placed 12th in the 1-meter and 13th in the 3-meter. 2008-09: competed on the conference team in her first year … scored for Princeton by placing 13th in the one-meter diving competition in the Ivy League Championship meet.
Before Princeton — won the Region IV and Alaska state championship on the one-meter board during senior year … named her team MVP as a senior … formerly a
nationally competitive gymnast before picking up diving … graduated
with academic honors at South Anchorage … named AAPT Physics Student of the Year … AP Scholar Award winner … member of the National Honor Society.
Personal — born April 16, 1990 … daughter of Rich and Jody Kirkwood … father is a lodge owner and manager; mother works in property management … has a younger sister Katherine … interested in engineering and history … enjoys reading and hiking.