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07/07/2016

Pitt Places 244 Members on 2015-16 ACC Honor Roll

Conference Record 4,367 Student-Athletes Recognized

03/09/2016

Giordano Earns NCAA Mark on Platform

Panthers conclude Zone A Diving Championships with fourth qualifier

03/08/2016

Giordano, Sharp Advance to NCAA Championships

Sharp earns second qualifying mark at Zone A Diving Championships

03/07/2016

Pitt Divers Gear Up for Zone Diving Championships

Six Panthers head to Annapolis for NCAA qualifier

03/07/2016

Sharp Qualifies for NCAAs on 1M Board

Panthers compete in day one of NCAA Zone Diving Championships

2015-16: Opened the season with a pair of top-five finishes against Duke … took third on the 1M with a score of 283.65 … placed fourth on the 3M with a score of 280.20 … earned second on the 3M (263.78) and third on the 1M (265.13) against Georgia Tech … placed third on the 1M (272.78) and fourth on the 3M (261.60) against Bucknell … earned three top-three marks at the Pittsburgh Invitational … claimed the title on the platform with a score of 201.90 … placed second on the 3M with a score of 281.60 … took third on the 1M with a score of 270.00 … earned second on both the 1M (260.55) and 3M (300.05) at the Big Al Open … claimed two top-three marks against Denison … placed second on the 1M (300.45) and third on the 3M (292.80) … posted two top-five marks to conclude the regular season at the Western Pennsylvania Invitational … finished third on the 1M with a  score of 273.50 … placed fourth on the 3M with a mark of 264.40 … competed on all three boards at the ACC Championships … took 25th on the platform with a score of 392.90 … placed 28th on the 3M with a mark of 260.55 … earned 32nd on the 1M with a score of 234.40 … concluded the year at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships … captured 11th on the platform with a mark of 392.90 … earned 35th on the 1M with a score of 212.60 … earned 39th on the 3M with a score of 213.10.

2014-15: In the season opener against Duke, placed second on 3M and third on 1M ... was third on 3M and fourth on 1M at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern ... against West Virginia, won 1M and placed third in 3M ... took second on both 1M and 3M at Denison ... finished third on both 1M and 3M at the Senior Recognition Meet ... competed at the ACC Championships in all three dives, scoring points by finishing 23rd on 3M ... at the ECAC Championships, placed second on 1M and fourth on 3M ... made two finals at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships, taking 12th on platform (399.45) and 13th on 3M (501.05).

2013-14: Placed first on 3M against St. Bonaventure … finished second on 1M and 3M against Bucknell… at the Pitt Invite, finished fourth on 1M and made finals on 3M … placed first on 3M against WVU (252.67) … finished first on 1M against Villanova … at the Western PA Invite, finished first on 1M (278.20) …  against Virginia, finished third on both 1M and 3M … competed at ACC Championships where she finished in the top 24 on 1M (260.20) and 16th on 3M (294.90) … competed in the NCAA Zone A qualifying meet where she finished 13th on 1M (471.45).

High School: Placed third at the 2012 PIAA State Championship ... finished second in both the 2012 PIAA State District I Championship and the Suburban One League Continental Conference Championship ... earned 16th on 1M at the 2012 USA Diving Age Group National Championship ... 2012-13 Central Bucks West Swimming/Diving Team Co-Captain ... selected for the 2012 Suburban One League Continental All League Selection Girls Diving 1st Team and the 2012 Pennsylvania High School All-State AAA Diving Team ... 2012 NISCA All America Interscholastic Diving Team ... earned fourth at 2011 PIAA State Championship ...  third place winner at 2011 Suburban One League Continental Conference Championship ... selected for the 2011 Suburban One League Continental All League Selection Girls Diving 1st Team and the 2011 Pennsylvania High School All-State AAA Diving Team ... 2011 AAU All American 1M and 3M ... finished 18th at the 2010 PIAA State Championship ... placed fifth at 2010 PIAA District I Championship ... captured fourth at 2010 Surbaban One League Continental Conference Championship.

Personal: Daughter of Ray and Karen Saunders ... has a younger sister, Juli ... traveled to China and climbed the Great Wall ... started gymnastics at age seven and competed four years, finishing at level seven ... is currently undecided on field of study.

 

Rachel Saunders’ Career Performances

Event

Score

Date

Venue

1 Meter 6 Dives

283.65

10/24/15

Pittsburgh vs. Duke

Platform 6 Dives

201.90

11/20-22/2015

Pittsburgh Invitational

Rachel Saunders

Rachel  Saunders

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warrington, Pa.

High School:
Central Bucks West

Event:
DIVE

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