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Kesha Naylor
Position: Diver
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saskatchewan, Canada
High School: Evan Hardy Collegiate HS
Club: Saskatoon Diving Club
Experience: 3 Letters
Kesha Naylor Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 09/29/2013
JUNIOR (2012-13): Naylor produced another dominating season, tallying nine event wins across all three boards. She recorded season highs on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards in a competitive dual meet against No. 12 Penn State, with scores of 310.90 and 355.75, respectively. Throughout the season Naylor established herself as one of the top divers in the SEC and earned Diver of the Week honors for her performance against the Nittany Lions. Naylor’s top performance on the platform came at the Houston Cougar Invitational where she bested 35 other divers to win the event with a score of 276.00. At the SEC Championships Naylor exhibited versatility, as she was one of just two divers to final on all three boards.

SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Naylor had a banner year for Arkansas, breaking school records in the 1-meter and 3-meter and was named SEC Diver of the Week on two occasions. Naylor started her season strong, breaking the then-school record and the Arkansas Natatorium record on 3-meter with a 352.80. The meet was the Razorbacks’ first home meet against Florida, where she won the event by more than 48 points. That performance earned Naylor her first SEC Diver of the Week award. Against Penn State and Navy later in the season, Naylor broke the 3-meter record again with a score of 360.60 and also broke the 1-meter record with a score of 326.25. Naylor earned first place in both events and her second conference Diver of the Week award after the weekend. She tallied four wins and nine top-three finishes on the season to lead the Razorback divers. She had her season-best score on platform in the preliminary round of the SEC Championships with a 274.30 to earn a three seed heading to the finals, and finished in eighth place to score for Arkansas. Naylor also scored in the top eight in 3-meter at the SEC meet, placing fifth overall after a sharp 353.20 in the final round. She rounded out her impressive meet with a ninth-place finish in 1-meter to once again score for Arkansas. At the Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships, Naylor placed ninth on platform and 11th on 3-meter to lead the Razorbacks. Over winter break, Naylor excelled at the Canadian Nationals placing seventh on 3-meter and 10th on platform to earn automatic qualification for the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials.

FRESHMAN (2010-11): Naylor proved to be a vital part of the Razorbacks' success during her freshman season. She recorded four victories in the 1-meter and two wins on the 3-meter board. Naylor earned an NCAA Zone qualifying mark in the 1-meter in her inaugural meet finishing first against Tulane and North Texas with her second-highest score of the season. Her best mark on the 1-meter board came at the dual meet at Kansas, when she was first with a score of 315.52 to claim the third spot on the Arkansas record list. She broke the all-time record in the 3-meter and the platform at the Drury dual. She surpassed fellow Razorback Liana Bugslag's record mark on the platform scoring 286.43. Her mark of 348.60 on the 3-meter springboard was also an Arkansas record, topping Mandy Moran's record set in 2003. Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for her efforts at the conference championships, Naylor worked her way to the finals round in the platform competition. She posted a prelims score of 260.30 for fifth place and came back to finish seventh overall on the tower. The freshman earned NCAA Zone qualifying marks at every meet during the season and was named SEC Diver of the Week for her success against BYU and Utah.  She won the 1-meter and finished second in the 3-meter at BYU, then came back the following day and won both events again against Utah.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Naylor attended the 2008 Olympic Trials and placed 14th in the 3-meter springboard. She also earned a 10th-place finish at Senior Nationals in the 3-meter.

PERSONAL: Naylor was born Feb. 25, 1992, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Kent and Sharon Naylor. She has three siblings: Marli, Tandon and Kael. She lettered two years in volleyball. She is studying kinesiology.

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