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Sarah Braun
Player Profile:
Sarah Braun 1751504
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beaverton, Ore.
High School: Southridge HS
Major: Elementary Education

2015-16:

  • Was named Honorable Mention Academic All-American for the third straight year, also named to the All-ACC Academic team for the second year in a row
  • Competed in one meter and three meter in nine meets and in the platform on four occasions
  • Her high on the platform came on the biggest stage, in the NCAA Zone B Championships in Atlanta, when she scored 237.60
  • She finished fourth on the team in the one meter, second in the three meter and fourth on the platform
  • She finished in the top 10 five times in the one meter and three meters each
  • Her one meter season high is 280.88 in the first meet of the season, and in the three meter she posted a season high of 299.45 in the dual meet vs. Georgia Southern
  • One of six Clemson student-athlete recipients of the ACC Top Six Award (for participation in community service) at the 2016 CLEMMYs.

2014-15:

  • Named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Team
  • Competed in eight total regular-season meets during her sophomore campaign
  • One of three Tigers to compete in all three events at the NCAA Zone B Championships
  • Clemson’s only diver to advance to the finals in the one-meter category, posting a total score of 510.80 for an overall 18th place finish
  • Finished 32nd in the three-meter preliminaries and was one of two Tigers to reach the finals of the platform category, finishing with a combined score of 448.05
  • Her 14th place finish was the top finish for the Tigers in the platform category and bested her 18th place finish at Zones the previous season
  • Placed third in the one-meter and sixth in the three-meter at the 2015 USA Diving National Preliminary Zone E Championships and qualified for the 2015 AT&T USA Diving National Championships in both events
  • She is the Clemson diving program’s first-ever national qualifier
  • Competed in all three events at the ACC Championships posting finishes of 27th (one-meter), 32nd (three-meter), and 15th (platform)
  • She also holds Clemson’s 2nd highest all-time mark in the platform category after tallying a score of 244.20 at the ACC Championships during the 2013-14 season
  • Posted season and career best scores of 297.15 (one-meter) and 304.15 (three-meter) while also posting a season best 227.85 (platform)
  • Established Clemson’s all-time record in the one-meter diving category with a score of 297.15 against UNC-Asheville & Georgia Southern, the 10th highest score in Clemson history in the three-meter diving category with a score of 304.15 against the College of Charleston & Davidson, and the 7th and 8th highest scores in Clemson history in the platform category with scores of 227.85 against the College of Charleston & Davidson and 227.40 at the NCAA Zone B Championships
  • Recorded a pair of first-place finishes, three second-place finishes, and a pair of third-place finishes in individual events
  • Totaled a team-best 156 competition points with 70 garnered in the one-meter category, also a team best
  • Named the Coleman Most Valuable Diver and received the Highest Point Total Award in the one-meter category at the team’s annual postseason awards banquet

2013-14:

  • Competed in 12 total meets during her freshman campaign
  • One of three Tigers to compete in all three events at the NCAA Zone B Championships
  • Clemson's highest finisher in the three-meter diving at Zones with a 273.80 to finish 21st
  • Finished 18th in the platform with a 207.45 at Zones
  • Competed in all three events at the ACC Championships with a high finish of 18th in the platform with a score of 224.20, the second highest platform score on the team in 2014
  • Also finished 25th with a 263.70 in the three-meter and 26th in the one-meter at the ACC Championships
  • Established career bests of 264.30 (one-meter), 277.65 (three-meter) and 244.20 (platform) in her first season
  • Recorded a pair of first-place finishes and two second-place finishes in individual events
  • Totaled 37 competition points with 26 from the platform diving
  • Tied Danielle Reitsma for the highest point award in platform diving
  • Proved to be one of the Tigers' top platform divers with two qualifying scores in that event

Before Clemson:

  • Team captain of her High School/Club team
  • Named most outstanding female diver in 2012 and 2013
  • Attended Southridge High School/Club

Personal:

  • Her cousin, Amber Braun, plays softball at Wellesley College
  • Born in August of 1994
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