Swimming and Diving Adds Erin Kohlbeck

Diver Kohlbeck Comes Aboard for Broncos

Erin Kohlbeck
Woodbury, Minn.
Woodbury High School
Minnesota Diving Academy

BOISE, Idaho- Boise State swimming and diving Head Coach Kristin Hill announced, Friday, Erin Kohlbeck of Woodbury, Minn., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Broncos. Kohlbeck, currently a senior at Woodbury High School, is a diver.

"Erin is someone who is excited to learn more about diving, and wants to continue to be competitive in all of her events," said head diving coach David Legler.

Kohlbeck is coached by Rick Light at Woodbury, where she picked up the sport. In less than four years of competitive diving, she has taken to it quite quickly. Kohlbeck has earned all-state honors each season, improving her marks along the way. As a junior, she won the sectional championship, and was named section diver of the year. She followed that with a second-place finish at the state championship. Also as a junior, Kohlbeck was named NISCA All-American. A two-year captain, Kohlbeck owns the Woodbury High School Pool record in the one-meter, six-dive competition with a lifetime-best score of 267.05.

Her success has translated to the club circuit, where she exploded this summer. Kohlbeck earned her first zone qualification in 2009 on the one-meter. In 2010, she competed at the AAU National Championships. Kohlbeck placed second in the one-meter, and fourth in the three-meter on her way to All-America accolades. She competes for the Minnesota Diving Academy, under the tutelage of Wenbo Chen and Mike Hilber.

"Erin is pretty new to the sport, but she started off by training at a great club team with great coaches," Legler said. "So, she's been able to gain experience on all three levels-one-meter, three-meter and platform. She also comes in with experience competing at some pretty high-level meets."

A three-year letterwinner in gymnastics, Kohlbeck earned all-state recognition as a freshman and sophomore.

Kohlbeck is a member of the National Honors Society, and Woodbury High School Student Council.

"I chose Boise State because it felt like a good fit," said Kohlbeck. "On my recruiting trip, I saw that the girls on the team all got along well and could easily become my family. I was also impressed with the accomplishments Kristin and the other coaches had achieved in such a short time with the team. I am confident David (Legler) will be able to take me to the next level and help me become a successful collegiate diver. Boise is beautiful, and I am excited to be coming next fall."

Personal Bests
1-Meter, 6-Dive: 267.05
1-Meter, 11-Dive: 447.05
3-Meter, 9-Dive: 354.55


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