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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: Arkansas
Release: 08/26/2010
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Kesha Naylor had a banner year for Arkansas in 2011-12. The sophomore broke the one-meter and three-meter diving records and was named the SEC Diver of the Week on two occasions. Naylor started her season strong, breaking the then-school record and the Arkansas Natatorium record on three-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, but she was hardly finished. Against Penn State and Navy later in the season, Naylor broke the three-meter record again with a score of 360.60, and also set the one-meter record with a 326.25. Naylor earned first place in both events, and her second Diver of the Week award after the weekend. The sophomore tallied four first-place finishes on the season, and nine top-three finishes, 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 three-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 one-meter to once again score for Arkansas. At the Zone D Diving Championships, Naylor placed ninth on platform and 11th on three-meter to lead the Razorbacks. Over winter break, Naylor excelled at the Canadian Nationals to place seventh on three-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 finished first four times in the one-meter and twice on the three-meter board. Naylor earned an NCAA Zone qualifying mark in the one-meter in her inaugural meet finishing first against Tulane and North Texas (Oct. 9) with her second-highest score of the season with 296.80. Her best mark on the one-meter board came at the dual meet at Kansas (Jan. 13) 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 three-meter and the platform at the Drury dual (Jan. 29). She surpassed fellow Razorback Liana Bugslag's record mark on the platform scoring 286.43. Her mark of 348.60 on the three-meter springboard was also an Arkansas record, topping Mandy Moran's record set in 2003. Named to the Southeastern Conference 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 Zone qualifying marks at every meet during the season and was named SEC Diver of the Week for her success against BYU (Dec. 3) and Utah (Dec.4).  She battled on the three-meter at BYU to place second and first on the one-meter, then came back the following day against Utah to top each event.

CLUB: Naylor is a diver who will bring extensive international competition experience to the Razorbacks. She attended the Olympic trials in April 2008 and placed 14th in the three-meter diving event. She also earned a 10th-place finish at Senior Nationals in three-meter.

PERSONAL: Kesha Karlyn Naylor was born February 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 and chose Arkansas because of Diving Coach Dale Schultz.

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