University of Iowa Athletics
Diving

Thelma Strandberg

Class Sophomore
Hometown Kristiansand, Norway
High School Kristiansand katedralskole gimle

Hawk Item — Finishes her career ranked third all-time off the platform (254.70).

2019-20 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Dean’s List honoree during the fall and spring semesters. 2019-20 — Led the team and posted an NCAA Zone Diving standard off the platform (240.35)… also posted a Zone standard off the 1-meter (272.25) and ranked third on team off 3-meter (292.90)… placed 17th off the platform (195.65) at the 2020 Big Ten Championships… finished 15th off the platform (441.85) and 28th off 1-meter at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships.

2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the fall semester. 2018-19 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off 1-meter (294.55), 3-meter (298.65), and platform (254.70)… finaled and finished 13th off 1-meter (552.35), 16th off platform (433.65), and placed 20th off 3-meter (291.70) at NCAA Zones… placed 15th off 3-meter (278.75) and 19th off platform (243.90) at Big Ten Championships… dove to a collegiate-best off 1-meter (294.55) against Western Illinois and UNI and a collegiate best off platform (254.70) at Hawkeye Invitational.

2017-18 — NCAA qualifier off the platform… placed 35th with a score of 221.90… qualified for the NCAAs after placing eighth (498.20) off the platform at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships… also placed 21st off the 3-meter (286.75) and 25th off the 1-meter (253.10) at the Zones… posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off the 1-meter (193.95), 3-meter (281.25), and platform (248.80).

2016-17 — NCAA qualifier off the platform… placed 35th off the platform at the NCAA Championships with a score of 215.60… posted collegiate-best performances off 1-meter (291.45), 3-meter (307.05), and platform (242.30)… dove to NCAA Zone standards in all three events… was second on the team off the 3-meter and platform and third off 1-meter… finished 15th off 1-meter and 21st off platform at Big Ten Championships… placed 11th off the platform, 19th off 1-meter, and 28th off 3-meter at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships.

High School — Two-time Norwegian all-around champion as a junior and senior… earned best female diver award as a junior… was Norwegian champion as a freshman… claimed a bronze medal at the 2014 European Junior Championship and 2015 FINA Grand Prix Madrid… participated in Junior World Championships in 2014 in Penza, Russia… three-time Nordic champion in 2012, 2014, and 2015… was a European Senior Championship participant… high school coach was Ragnar Klami.

Personal — Born Nov. 24, 1996, in Oslo, Norway… daughter of Kristin Baatz and Steffan Strandberg… has two siblings, Tallak and Kur… majoring in enterprise leadership.

Strandberg’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1-Meter 294.55 Western Illinois / Northern Iowa 2/1/19
3-Meter 307.05 Purdue/Missouri State 11/4/16
Platform 254.70 Hawkeye Invitational 11/17/18