Tucson High standout diver Delaney Schnell was named to the 2016 AT&T High Performance Squad on Friday.
The AT&T High Performance Squad includes the divers who most exhibit the potential, skill and determination to become 2016 Olympic Team members. The squad includes members of the 2016 FINA World Cup team and others who have been identified as top hopefuls leading up to the 2016 Games. Pending U.S. qualification, a maximum of 16 divers will compete for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.
The squad has been proven to be a pipeline to the Olympics as all 11 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team for diving were members of the group in the years leading up to London.
David Boudia – Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.
Zach Cooper – Greenwood, Ind./Indianapolis
David Dinsmore – New Albany, Ohio/Coral Gables, Fla.
Sam Dorman – Tempe, Ariz./Coral Gables, Fla.
Troy Dumais – Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas
Aaron Fleshner – Spring, Texas/Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Michael Hixon – Amherst, Mass./Bloomington, Ind.
Kristian Ipsen – Clayton, Calif./Stanford, Calif.
Steele Johnson – Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.
Darian Schmidt – Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington, Ind.
Toby Stanley – Conway, Ark./Durham, N.C.
Jordan Windle – Morrisville, N.C./Durham, N.C.
Samantha “Murphy” Bromberg – Bexley, Ohio/Austin, Texas
Kassidy Cook – The Woodlands, Texas
Amy Cozad – Indianapolis, Ind./Bloomington, Ind.
Qiongjie Drew – Santa Clara, Calif.
Deidre Freeman – Grinnell, Iowa/Iowa City, Iowa
Tarrin Gilliland – Liberty Hill, Texas/Midland, Texas
Abby Johnston – Upper Arlington, Ohio/Durham, N.C.
Krysta Palmer – Carson City, Nevada/Reno, Nevada
Jessica Parratto – Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.
Ariel Rittenhouse – Santa Cruz, Calif./Stanford, Calif.
Laura Ryan – Elk River, Minn./Athens, Ga.
Delaney Schnell – Tucson
Brooke Schultz – Gainesville, Fla.
Maren Taylor – Arlington, Va./Austin, Texas
From news release.
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