University of Iowa Athletics
Diving

Joelle Christy

Class RS Sr.
Hometown Springfield, Ill.
High School Sacred Heart

2014-15 — NCAA Championships qualifier on the 1-meter… dove to a 41st-place finish (253.55) on the 1-meter at the 2015 NCAA Championships… led team on 1-meter (316.50) and ranked third on the 3-meter (317.48), posting NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events… finished eighth (294.10) at 2015 NCAA Zone D Diving Championships… posted eight top-two finishes… garnered team’s Nancilea Underwood Diving MVP Award… CSCAA Scholar All-American… named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Paced team on 1-meter springboard (319.45), ranking fifth all-time in the event… posted season-high score in 3-meter springboard (321.52) at Iowa State… recorded NCAA Zone Diving Standard scores in both the 1 and 3-meter springboard… registered six top-two finishes, including four victories… finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships in the 1-meter springboard (319.45)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Led team in the 1-meter (313.35) and platform (234.75) events… posted NCAA Zone qualifying scores in all three diving events… finished 19th in the platform (214.70), 22nd in 3-meter (275.70) and tied for 27th in 1-meter (244.60) at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships… placed 13th in the 3-meter (307.65) and 23rd in 1-meter at the Big Ten Championships… posted collegiate best scores in 1-meter (313.35) vs. Illinois, 3-meter (327.08) vs. Iowa State, and platform (234.75) vs. Northwestern… named the Big Ten Diver of the Week on Dec. 11 after winning the 1-meter and 3-meter in the dual against Iowa State… earned Co-Big Ten Diver of the Week honors on Jan. 22 after claiming the event titles on the 1-meter and 3-meter in a dual win at Illinois… posted 12 top-five finishes with four first place finishes… named Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to UI Dean’s List… letterwinner.

2011-12 — Posted collegiate best scores on the one-meter (283.36) vs. Illinois and three-meter (305.33) vs. Western Illinois… placed 16th on the one-meter (267.35) at the Big Ten Championships… posted nine top-five finishes… named Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… letterwinner.

2010-11 — Redshirted.

High School — Three-time all-conference selection… won the conference title and sectional meet in the one-meter as a senior after finishing as the runner-up as a sophomore and junior… finished 17th at the state meet in 2009, her school’s highest ever finisher… holds the one-meter school record in six dives with 222.10 points… also was an all-conference in track and field, competing in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 4×100 and 4×400 relays… National Honor Society… academic all-conference in track, diving and cheerleading… member of the honor roll all eight semesters… National Society of Collegiate Scholars… diving coaches were Alexis Ralph and Julie Sgro.

Personal — Born Oct. 7, 1991, in Iowa City, Iowa… daughter of Jeff and Jill Christy… father was on the wrestling team at Drake… has two siblings, Jessica and Jeffery… Jessica ran track and Illinois Wesleyan… majoring in speech and hearing science.

Christy’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1-meter 319.45 at Big Ten Championships 2/20/14
3-meter 327.08 Iowa State 12/7/12
Platform 234.75 Northwestern 1/26/13