Karin Knudson
Karin Knudson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Estes Park, Colo.

High School:
Estes Park

Event:
Diving, Sprint Freestyle

Experience:
2V


Colorado State 2006-07: At the MWC Championships, finished ninth in the 1-meter competition, winning the consolation finals with a score of 261.50 points; also finished 11th on the 3-meter with a finals score of 269.50 points, and 13th on platform with a score of 182.25 points...As a swimmer, posted the team's season-best performance in the 50 Freestyle (0:24.43), a first-place effort at the DU dual meet...Her season's top diving scores were 261.50 points on the 1-meter at the MWC Championships, and 272.25 points on the 3-meter vs. Denver...Earned the Mountain West Conference Scholar Athlete Award with a GPA of 3.73 as a biological science major; also received academic all-conference recognition.

Colorado State 2005-06: At the MWC Championships, finished sixth on the 1-meter with a score of 250.00 points, earning all-conference honors; also finished 14th on the 3-meter and 16th on platform... Season-high scores were 253.72 points on the 1-meter vs. UNC, and 288.22 points on the 3-meter vs. UNLV...Competed at the 2006 NCAA Zone E Diving Competition, finishing 18th on the 1-meter...Voted MVP at the UNLV dual, `Most Inspirational' at the TCU dual, and `Most Improved' at both the TCU and UNLV duals...Earned the Mountain West Conference Scholar Athlete award, and academic all-conference honors with a GPA of 3.93 in biological science.

Colorado State 2004-05: Finished 21st on the 1-meter, 14th on the 3-meter, and 29th in the 50 Freestyle at the MWC Championships...As a diver, her season bests were 243.97 points on the 1-meter vs. USAFA, and 247.05 points on the 3-meter vs. Colorado; as a swimmer, her best time was 24.13 seconds in the 50 freestyle...Voted team MVP against DU...Earned the Mountain West Conference Scholar Athlete Award and academic all-conference honors with a GPA of 3.82 in biochemistry.

Estes Park High School: Received four varsity letters in swimming and diving at Estes Park (Colo.) High School...An all-league performer from 2001-04...Also received all-state honors as a swimmer (2001-04) and diver (2003-04)...Holds the school record in the 200 Free Relay...The school's swimming and diving team captain (2003-2004), also holds records in the pole vault and 800 Sprint Medley for the EPHS track team...Earned 2004 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year/Diving...Was an academic letterwinner for three years, and a member of National Honor Society, Tri-M and Spanish Honor Society with a 3.85 GPA.

Personal: Born June 7, 1986...Daughter of Wendy and Roger Schuett, and Lyle Knudson...Has one older brother, Jason, and one older sister, Kristin, a former all-conference and academic all-conference performer at CSU...Majoring in biology...Full name is Karin Marie Knudson...Mother, Wendy, was an Olympic runner for the Rams and still holds several school records.

Kevin Witt says: She is one of the most powerful natural athletes on our team! Karin can perform a full list of dives on each board, and then hop into the pool and win the 50 Freestyle. With all of the experience that Karin has gained over the past three seasons, she is in a perfect position to have a very successful senior season. Karin will not accept mediocrity, and is prepared to make a statement as a senior.

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