Mizzou junior diver David Bonuchi is one of 26 divers named to USA Diving’s Olympic Performance Squad, announced on Monday.
The Olympic Performance Squad includes the divers who exhibit the skill and determination it takes to become 2016 Olympic Team members and compete in the Olympic Games. An annual review of the Olympic Performance Squad is conducted at the end of each year.
Squad members were selected based on those divers who competed for the U.S. at the highest level during the past two years or who have been deemed as synchronized specialists by the High Performance Director.
Bonuchi is a five-time All-American for the Tigers, including finishes of second on the platform, fourth on the 3-meter and sixth on the 1-meter at the 2012 NCAA Championships. He placed fourth on the platform and eighth on the 3-meter at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Learn why David Bonuchi chose Mizzou here:
Bonuchi Mizzou Bio
Completed the most successful season for a Mizzou diver in program history with three All-America honors at the NCAA Championships … Was the national runner-up in the platform with 456.00 points … Also finished fourth on the 3-meter (434.50) and sixth on the 1-meter (376.35) at the National Championships … Claimed the first Big 12 diving title in Mizzou men’s history as he took first-place honors in the 3-meter (443.55) at the Big 12 Championships … He also finished second in both the 1-meter and platform events at the Big 12 Championships … Earned eight first-place finishes throughout the season … Following the season, finished fourth on the platform at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Earned two All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Championships … Placed fourth on the platform (426.95) and eighth in the 3-meter (374.15) at the National Championships … Named Big 12 Diver of the Week on Dec. 17 … Finished first at NCAA Zone Diving in the platform (794.80) … Came in second on the platform and fourth in the 3-meter in the Big 12 Championships … Posted a fourth-place finish in the 1-meter at the Southwest Plunge … Took top honors in the platform and 3-meter at the Mizzou Invite … Also finished first in the 3-meter against Minnesota.