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Heather Hippensteel
Heather  Hippensteel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chapmansboro, TN

High School:
Aaron Academy

Height:
5-4

Event:
Diver

Birthdate:
06/13/1990

Experience:
3V


05/08/2012

Torero athletes recognized at 2011-12 Celebration of Excellence

The event brought together athletes and coaches from every USD team.

04/05/2012

11 Toreros selected for MPSF All-Academic honors

Among the Toreros honored were four seniors, four juniors, and three sophomores.

02/21/2012

Toreros rack up eight All-MPSF selections

Freshman Keenan Lineback and Sarah Geerdes earned all-conference honors in multiple events.

01/21/2012

USD Wins Beach Cup

The Toreros swept all five relays and won 16 out of 20 events overall.

01/20/2012

Toreros in First Place After Day One of Beach Cup

USD collected wins in four of the day's six events and tallied 107 total points.

Junior (2010-2011): Was named second-team All-MPSF in 3m diving.

Sophomore (2009-2010): Named to the WAC All-Academic team... Took sixth in the 3m and ninth in the 1m at the WAC Champioonships.

Freshman (2008-2009): Named to the WAC All-Academic team.

High School: Diver for Middle Tennessee Diving club ... Started diving her junior year and her senior year earned second place in the Middle-Tennessee High School Regional Championships and fifth place in the state championships.

Personal: Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 13, 1990 to Dave and Carol Hippensteel ... Was also recruited by Pepperdine, Florida Gulf Coast University and University of New Mexico ... Chose USD because of the location, scholarship, and team spirit ... Is a Presidential Scholar and was named to the Dean's List... Her father competed in track and field at CSU Fresno and her mother played volleyball at Messiah College... Notes that she loves being active and just completed her first triathlon this summer... Also enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, running, doing crossfit, and anything else that is physically challenging... She loves to travel and had the best experience of her life sailing around the world on Semester at Sea in the Fall of 2010... Notes that her family means the world to her and she wouldn't be where she is today without their support.

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why?
Finaling at conference on 3 meter my junior year after only 2 months of training coming back from a semester abroad.

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student.
I am hardworking, disciplined, and strive for excellence both in and out of the pool. School and diving are both a priority. I live life to the fullest, and find my strength in Jesus Christ each and every day.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?
"You can cry, but no crying mid-meet; wait 'til after." Thank you Monica for that piece of advice freshman year after I screwed up a dive at conference and started crying. I pulled myself together after that and nailed my next dive. Since then, I haven't cried during a meet; I always try to stay positive and focused on what's next.

Quick Hits
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite movie: Troy
Favorite food: Muscle Milk
Favorite place to spend time: Beach or mountains
Most listened to song on your iPod: I listen to country....a lot

Major: Business Administration and Marketing.

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