CU Diving BIO
Megan Helwagen
Player Profile:
Megan Helwagen 914094
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mason, Ohio
High School: Mason HS
Major: Accounting

2015-16: Was named Honorable Mention All-American by the CSCAA for her outstanding work in the classroom and in athletic competition...graduated from Clemson with a degree in accounting in May 2016...led the Tigers in points scored in the three meter on the season, and placed second in scoring in the one meter and platform competitions...competed in 22 events on the season (nine one-meter, nine three-meter and four platform)...in one meter competition, finished in the top 10 in six of the nine events, including placing first in Clemson’s dual meet against Georgia Southern on Jan. 9...highest point total came in the first meet of the season against South Carolina on Oct. 24 when she scored a 278.55...in the three meter, also placed in the top ten in six of nine competitions, with a high score of 299.30 against Arkansas and Houston on Jan. 22-23 in Fayetteville, Ark...finished 10th in the platform at the Nike Cup Invite on Nov. 19-21...scored a career-high 226.10 points in the platform at the ACC Championships on Feb. 17-20, finishing in 14th place.

2014-15: Competed in eight total regular-season meets in her junior campaign…recorded season bests with scores of 295.20 (one-meter), 302.18 (three-meter), and 216.35 (platform) against the College of Charleston & Davidson, South Carolina, and the field of divers at the NCAA Zone B Championships…earned 134 competition points, second on the team, scoring 52 of those points in the three-meter diving category, winning the event twice, and finishing in the top three in eight out of 10 dual meet competitions….her 295.20 score against the College of Charleston & Davidson placed her third on Clemson’s all-time record list in the one-meter event…she also ranks ninth in Clemson’s record book in the platform category… was Clemson’s top performer in the three-meter event at the ACC Championships, placing 22nd and scoring in the conference meet for the first time in her career with a score of 254.00…posted scores of 217.40 (one-meter) and 212.10 (platform) to round out her ACC Championship experience, garnering 38th and 17th place finishes in the events…was one of three Clemson divers to qualify and compete in all three events at the NCAA Zone B Championships…it was the third straight year she competed at Zones, entering in all three events each year…posted an overall score of 423.45 for an 18th place finish in the platform category while also finishing 22nd in the one-meter event and 23rd in the three-meter with scores of 247.50 and 265.25, respectively.

2013-14: Competed in 13 meets with 13 one-meter events, 10 in the three-meter and five in the platform...set career highs with scores of 286.80 (one-meter) and 207.05 (platform)...recorded NCAA Zones qualifying scores three times in the one-meter diving and twice in the three-meter diving...totaled 74 competition points, third most on the team...finished in the top five of an event 11 times, including two first-place finishes...set season highs against College of Charleston with marks of 286.80 and 294.35 in the one and three-meter events, respectively, to finish second and fourth...finished first in the one-meter diving with a score of 264.10 in the season-opening meet against Georgia Southern and Richmond...recorded scores of 225.55, 255.65 and 188.65 in the three events at the ACC Championships, each personal highs for that meet...one of three Tigers to compete in all three events at the NCAA Zone B Championships...finished 26th in the platform at the Zones and 28th in the one-meter with a score of 241.95

2012-13: Received CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America award...named Dwight Rookie of the Year...competed in eight meets in both the one-meter and three-meter and five meets in the platform event...one of two Tigers to compete in all three events at the NCAA Zone Championships...posted a team-high four qualifying scores, two in the one-meter and two three-meter events...finished second on the team in overall points with 52...scored a qualifying and season-high 305.18 against Davidson in the three-meter for a third-place finish...finished first in the one-meter event against Davidson with a qualifying 286.50...posted a qualifying 275.25 in the one-meter against NC State for a third-place finish...also posted a qualifying score of 280.65 in the three-meter against NC State to finish fourth...recorded scores of 246.65 (one-meter), 223.85 (three-meter) and 173.40 (platform) at the ACC Championships...one of two Tigers to compete in all three events at the NCAA Zone Championships...posted scores of 228.15 (one-meter), 223.85 (three-meter) and 205.25 (platform) at the NCAA Zones...her 205.25 at the NCAA Zones was good for 18th place and was her season-high for the platform

Before Clemson: Earned four varsity letters in diving at Mason High School/Club in Anderson, OH...was a member of Tri-State Diving...participated in the state team finals three times...finished in the top eight at the district meet all four years of High School/Club and placed second overall in both her junior and senior seasons...set various pool and league records during her career...competed in the 2009 AAU Diving National Championships...also competed in the USA Diving Summer Junior Region 4 Championships and the National Preliminary meet in 2011...named the Greater Miami Conference Athlete of the Year twice (2009-10, 2011-12)...won the Greater Miami Conference in both of those years...was also a two-time national champion on the trampoline

Personal: Received the Highest Point Total Award in the three-meter category at the team’s annual postseason awards banquet…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2012-13...born in February of 1994...majoring in accounting

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