Lizzie

Cui

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Diving
Height: 5'3"
Class: Senior
City/State: Auckland, New Zealand
High School: Auckland Diving Club
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

School Record: 3-meter
7x NCAA Qualifier
NCAA All-America Honorable Mention x3 (2016 3-meter, 2018 1-meter, 2018 3-meter)
NCAA First Team All-American (2017 3-meter)
2018 2nd Team All-SEC
2017-18 SEC Diver of the Week x2 (10/24, 1/16)

SENIOR SEASON (2018-19)
Has been named SEC Women’s Diver of the Week twice this season… The first time was after an overwhelming win on both springboard events against Navy and UCONN where she won the one-meter by over 68 points with a score of 322.10 and the three-meter by over 33 points with a score of 336.80… The second time after winning four events over two meets – winning both springboard events against Kentucky with scores of 306.45 and 319.80 on the one-meter and three-meter, respectively and then against Tulane and Loyola where she scored a 323.10 and a 342.30 on the one-meter and three-meter… Won both springboard events against Florida with scores of 330.60 and 356.55 on the one-meter and three-meter, respectively… Swept the springboard events at the Auburn Diving Invite with a score of 318.80 on the one-meter and a score of 339.00 on the three-meter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Earned NCAA All-American Honorable Mention honors on both springboards at the NCAA Championships ... Finished 12th overall on 1-meter and 14th overall on 3-meter ... Kicked off the season with wins on both 1-meter and 3-meter in three consecutive dual-meets against Loyola and Tulane, Pittsburgh and Virginia, and SMU ... Set season-high on 3-meter against Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Carried momentum into the Auburn Diving Invite, where she won both springboards and finished sixth on platform ... Earned bronze on 1-meter and 3-meter at the Tennessee Diving Invite while also finishing 10th on platform ... Got back to winning ways in dual-meets against Georgia and Texas A&M, winning both springboard events ... Reached the finals on all three boards at the SEC Championships ... Claimed silver on 1-meter with a season-high score in the finals ... Dove to fourth place on 3-meter, and set new personal-best on platform to take seventh ... Qualified for Zones on all three boards ... Won the Zone D Championship on 1-meter with a two-list score of 631.00 to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Also qualified for NCAA Championships on 3-meter after taking bronze at Zones.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Garnered third overall on one-meter, as well as second overall on three-meter with at the Mizzou Diving Invite ... Grabbed first overall on both springboards against Tulane ... At the Auburn Diving Invitational, tallied second-place finishes on both springboards, as well as seventh place on platform ... Collected second overall on three-meter, fourth overall on one-meter and seventh place on platform at the Tennessee Diving Invite ... Dove to first overall on both springboards against Alabama ... Also took first on three-meter against Texas A&M ... Closed out the regular season diving to another first-place finish on one-meter and a second-place finish on three-meter ... Shattered the school record on three-meter at the SEC Championships, earning silver for her performance ... Took fourth overall on one-meter at SEC’s, diving to a personal best and the second-highest score in school history ... Dove to a two-list score of 720.70 on three-meter for second place at Zones to pick up her second consecutive NCAA bid ... Also qualified for her second event at the NCAA Championship on one-meter for fourth place at Zones ... Qualified for the NCAA meet on platform at Zones with a 10-line score of 492.15 for seventh place ... Earned first-team All-America honors on one-meter after compiling a score of 315.35 in the finals at the NCAA Championship to place fifth overall in the nation to pick up her second All-America honor ... Also placed 17th in the country on three-meter at NCAA’s ... Compiled a career-high score on platform at NCAA’s with a score of 248 to pick up 17th place.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Became the program’s 23rd NCAA All-American after finishing 14th overall for honorable mention honors … Also qualified for NCAA Championships on one-meter … Finished strong at NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals with a second-place finish on three-meter and eighth place on one-meter … Her scores on one-meter and three-meter were enough for the eighth-best and seventh-best scores in school history respectively … Took the win on one-meter and finished third on three-meter against Houston, Idaho and Tulane … Finished second on one-meter and third on three-meter in her first career meet for LSU against Texas A&M … Named one of the squad’s Newcomers of the Year by the coaching staff … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Became the first diver to compete for New Zealand at the Olympic Games since 1992 … Second diver in LSU history to compete at the Olympics.

PERSONAL
Born on August 12, 1997 ... Parents are Adrian Jones and Ailing Cui ... Has one brother - Matthew ... Majoring in business management with a minor in chemistry.

Cui's Top Scores
One-meter - 336.10 2017 SEC Championships
Three-meter - 391.40* 2017 SEC Championships
Platform - 264.45 2018 SEC Championships

Cui's Top 2017-18 Scores
One-meter - 330.00 SEC Championships
Three-meter - 360.60 LSU vs. Pitt/UVA
Platform - 264.45 SEC Championships

* school record

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