Swimming & Diving
Rebecca Hamperian - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Lafayette High School

Top Scores:
1-meter: 354.90 (2017 SEC Championships, 02/15/17)
3-meter: 348.60 (2017 SEC Championships, 02/14/17)
Platform:  296.40 (2015 NCAA Championships, 03/21/2015)

  • 2016, 2017 All-SEC Second Team
  • Two-time All-America honorable mention (2016, 2017)
  • 2015 SEC Female Diver of the Year
  • 2015 Two-time All-American First Team
  • 2014, 2016, 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 All-SEC Freshman Team
  • 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2016-17 (R-Senior): Earned All-America honorable mention, finishing 13th on 3-meter at the NCAA Championships … Named to All-SEC Second Team … Was the only female diver at the SEC Championships to final in all three disciplines and finished in the top five of all three … Won silver on 1-meter at the SEC Championships, breaking the school record in the event with a score of 354.90 … Also finished fourth on 3-meter and fifth on platform … Recipient of the team’s Mike Lyden Diving Award at the end of year banquet … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2015-16 (R-Junior): All-America honorable mention in the 1-meter and 3-meter … Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Earned the silver medal in the 1-meter dive at the SEC Championships with 333.75 points, a personal record that is the second-highest tally in the event in program history … Finished sixth in the platform dive at the SEC Championships with 252.20 points, and scored in the 3-meter dive with 290.30 points for 12th … Qualified to all three dives at the NCAA Championships with her scores at the Zone C Diving Championships and went on to finish 11th in the nation in the 1-meter with 295.50 points and 12th in the 3-meter with 315.45 points … Had five regular-season wins in the 1-meter dive, along with two in the 3-meter and one on tower … Recipient of the Mike Lyden Diving Award at the end of year banquet … Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2014-15 (R-Sophomore):  The 2015 SEC Female Diver of the Year … A two-time All-American First Team honoree after finishing fourth in the 1-meter dive and seventh in the platform dive at the 2015 NCAA Championships … Her score of 296.40 in the platform dive marks a personal best, good for the fourth-best score in UK history … Took runner-up in the 1-meter dive at the SEC Championships with a personal-best 329.20 points, which ranks third on UK’s all-time list … Also set a personal record in the 3-meter dive at the conference meet with 337.05 points in the prelims, good for seventh all-time in UK laurels, before going on to finish eighth.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Redshirted, did not compete in 2013-14.
2012-13 (Freshman): Enjoyed a strong freshman campaign earning Southeastern Conference Freshman All-SEC recognition… Once named SEC Female Freshman of the Week… Finished in eighth on the 1-meter at the SEC Championships… Earned a 10th place score on 1 meter at the Zone Diving Championships… Won her first career event in her first collegiate meet with a victory on the 3-meter board against Indiana and Tennessee… Delivered a fourth-place score on the 1-meter board as well as a third-place score at Missouri… Swept the 1-meter and 3-meter competition with two wins against Auburn… Took home first and third place in the 1-meter and 3-meter events respectively… Once again took both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards at UC.

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