2012-13: Stepped up as Northwestern's lone diver for much of the season ... Competed in the 10-meter platform (24th), 3-meter springboard (26th) and 1-meter springboard (27th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Scored points with top-five finishes in every competition of the year save for one (16 total), winning the 1-meter board and taking second in the 3-meter during a double dual versus UIC and Western Kentucky (11/2) before repeating that feat with a win on the 1-meter and a second-place finish on the 10-meter platform at Iowa (1/26) ... Also won the 10-meter platform at Milwaukee (1/16) with a career-best score of 264.53 ... Placed in the top three in all three events at Northwestern's own four-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18) ... Won the abbreviated 5-meter platform competition after taking third on both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards at the TYR.
2011-12Academic All-Big Ten ... Had Northwestern's top score of the year on the 1-meter springboard after winning the event against Notre Dame (1/14) with a 303.90 ... That total and his 322.20 on the 3-meter board against Wisconsin (11/11) both are career-best scores ... Competed in the 10-meter platform (23rd), 3-meter springboard (24th)and 1-meter springboard (26th) events at the Big Ten Championships ... Had five total top-three dual-meet finishes this season ... Finished second on the 5-meter platform, third on the 1-meter springboard and fifth on the 3-meter springboard at Northwestern's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20).
2010-11:One of a trio of freshman divers for Northwestern this season ... Recorded NU's best score on the 10-meter platform this year ... Competed in the platform (21st), 3-meter springboard (23rd) and 1-meter springboard (24th) events at the Big Ten Championships ... Took third on both springboards at NU's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) before finishing fourth on the 5-meter platform at the TYR ... Best dual-meet finishes were second-place efforts in the 1-meter and 3-meter events against Wisconsin (11/11) ... Scored points with 10 top-five dual meet finishes ... Took fourth in a non-scored platform diving event at a Big Ten quad dual against No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Michigan and Penn State (01/29), scoring a career-best 255.70.
High SchoolNISCA All-American ... Two-time All-Ohio selection ... Three-time all-conference and all-region choice ... Named Rookie of the Year and two-time Most Valuable Diver ... Finished fourth in the state in 2010 and seventh in 2009 ... Undefeated in home dual meets during his career ... Competed in club diving with the Akron Rippers for four years ... Qualified for Zone championships in 2008 and 2009 for Summer Series ... Ranked in the top-10 of his class ... National Honor Society member.
Personal:Born Nicholas Theron Pinkerton ... Son of Ted Pinkerton and Tracy Pinkerton ... Father sailed for Roger Williams College ... Mother skied for St. Lawrence College ... Chose Northwestern over Ohio State ... Major is chemical engineering.