Virginia Tech Adds Diver Ava Gilroy to Class of 2026

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Ava Gilroy from Cornelius, North Carolina has verbally committed to dive for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and will head to Blacksburg in the fall of 2022.

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and athletic career at Virginia Tech! I would like to thank my family, coaches, teammates and loved ones for helping me make this possible. Go hokies!! ❤️🧡🦃”

A senior at William Amos Hough High School, Gilroy dives for her school and for Carolina Diving Academy. She placed fourth (379.75 points) last year at the 2021 NCHSAA 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships, contributing to Hough’s first-place finish in the 4A team race. As a sophomore in 2020, she was runner-up at high school states.

In club diving, Gilroy is a USA Diving Junior Nationals qualifier. She finished 21st in 1-meter diving (292.50 points), 20th in 3-meter diving (323.70), and 7th on the platform (312.95) at the Zone D Championships this summer. She went on to Junior Nationals in the platform and finished 24th with 281.65 points.

Gilroy will suit up for the H2Okies with swimmers Carmen Weiler, Caroline Foltz, Emily Claesson, Isabel Marstellar, Peyton Guziec, Stephanie Sifferman, and Sydney DeBaecke. VT scored two divers in all three events at ACCs last year, but both Izzi Mroz and Teagan Moravek will have graduated by the time Gilroy begins, so she has an opportunity to add value from day one.

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