Taylor Reynolds earns All-Big Ten honor in 100 free
2012-13: Senior member of Northwestern's strong diving corps ... Missed the majority of the fall season with an injury, beginning practice again just prior to the Iowa Invitational ... Still, recovered to have NU's best scores of the season and to score points in all three diving events at the Big Ten Championships, including a third-place podium finish on the 10-meter platform ... In that event, made the championship round with a 310.65 prelim score before exploding for a career-best 342.70 in the finals ... After a monstrous final dive in the 3-meter springboard prelims to qualify for the Big Ten finals with a 339.70, bettered her score with a 348.20 to place fourth ... Also took 13th in the 1-meter springboard competition at the conference meet ... At the seven-team meet in Iowa City (11/30-12/2), she first placed 15th in the 1-meter springboard event before improving to 10th in the 3-meter springboard ... In the final event of the meet, she put up a then-career-best score of 309.00 on the 10-meter platform to win by 33.45 points ... That performance is incredible in that it was her first competition of the year after extremely limited practice and it topped her previous career-best score of 294.10 that was good for All-Big Ten honors and a second-place finish in the event at the 2012 Big Ten Championships ... Recorded five first-place finishes and one second-place result in dual meets during the winter season ... Swept the 1-meter springboard and 10-meter platform at Iowa (1/26) and also swept both springboards at the four-team quad-dual NU Invitational (2/1-2/2) ... Took first on the 3-meter board and second on the 1-meter in a double-dual against ranked Notre Dame and Michigan (1/12) ... Competed at German Nationals in June of 2013 just prior to graduation, qualifying for the German World University Games team.
2011-12: Earned career-best scores on both springboards during the regular season, then broke her 3-meter mark again with a stellar 358.80 in the prelims at the Big Ten Championships ... At the Big Ten Championships, earned her first-career conference medal with a silver finish on the 10-meter platform ... All-Big Ten second team ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Scored a career-best 294.10 in the finals to earn that second-place finish ... Took fourth in the 3-meter springboard event at the Big Ten meet with a 349.30 in the finals ... Also competed in the 1-meter event (19th) at the conference meet ... Recorded a career-best and Northwestern-season-best 318.85 on the 1-meter springboard to win the event at the eight-team TYR Invitational (11/19) ... Had a then-career-best 355.80 to take second in the 3-meter event versus Wisconsin (11/11) ... Took first or second in every dual-meet event of the season but three, winning seven total times ... Earned Big Ten Diver of the Week honors on Oct. 25 after sweeping both events in a season-opening meet at Illinois (10/21) ... In addition to winning the 1-meter board at the TYR Invitational, also won the 3-meter springboard and took third in the 5-meter platform event at that meet ... During winter break, earned the first medal of her international career with a third-place finish on the 10-meter springboard at the Camo Invitational in Montreal, Quebec ... Missed Northwestern's January 21 meet against Iowa and Harvard to compete at the German Senior Nationals, placing sixth in the 3-meter finals and fourth on the 10-meter platform, nearly making it to third.
2010-11: Owned the Wildcats' top on the 3-meter springboard during the year ... Eight of her 10 3-meter scores during the year broke the 300-point barrier ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Finished in the top 10 on the 10-meter platform at the NCAA Zone 'C' meet for the second-straight year, this time coming in ninth overall with a combined score of 522.55 ... Tallied a point in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard competitions with 16th-place finishes at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 10-meter platform event at the conference meet, coming in 20th ... Won the 1-meter springboard and finished second on both the 3-meter springboard and 5-meter platform at NU's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) ... Finished in the top-three in every event she competed in until taking fourth on both boards at the five-team Shamrock Invitational to conclude the regular season ... Won the 3-meter event four times and the 1-meter twice during dual meets ... Tallied over 300 points in six 3-meter dual meet events, including a career-best score of 330 points at NU's quad dual (11/6).
2009-10: Northwestern's top diver as a freshman ... Had NU's top scores for the year in all three diving events ... Placed fifth on the platform at the NCAA Zone 'C' meet ... Scored points for Northwestern in all three diving events at the Big Ten Championships, improving her place from prelims to finals each time ... Qualified seventh overall on the 10-meter platform with a 249.30 before scoring a 282.40 during the finals to place fifth ... Was 15th following prelims in the 3-meter event at the Big Ten meet before scoring a 303.00 in the finals to jump up to 10th ... Secured the final scoring berth on the 1-meter springboard with a 252.60 in prelims before a 273.85 in the finals placed her 12th ... Named Big Ten Diver of the Week on Nov. 17 and Dec. 22 ... Earned season-best totals of 296.02 on the 1-meter and 308.18 on the 3-meter against Michigan (1/16) ... Swept both boards at the six-team TYR Invitational ... Had five event wins in dual meets ... Finished in the top three in every event this year with the exception of two fourth-place efforts.
High School: Had a tremendous 2009 season on the diving circuit ... Won the 1-meter and took second on the 3-meter at the USA Diving Summer Region 9 Championships ... Won the platform, was fourth on the 1-meter and eighth on the 3-meter at the USA Diving Junior Summer Zone E Championships ... Placed third on the 1-meter and fourth on the 3-meter at the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone D meet ... Came in fifth on the platform and 11th on the 1-meter springboard at the 2009 Speedo Junior National Diving Championships ... Earned a spot and competed in the 2009 AT&T National Diving Championship ... Finished third on the 10-meter platform at Senior Summer Nationals in 2008 ... Took second place on the 3-meter board at the 2008 Summer Junior Nationals ... Four-time all-American (2005-08) ... CIF champion in 2007, CIF runner-up in 2006 and 2008 ... Member of the 2008 Junior World Championships team ... Dove four years with the Trojan Dive Club ... Featured in the Disney "Follow Your Dreams" series for diving ... National German examination winner in 2007 ... National Young Leaders Conference in 2008.
Personal: Born Felicitas Anthea Lenz ... Daughter of Dr. Maria Petrig-Lenz and Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz ... Born in Tübingen, Germany ... Sister, Cosima, is a sophomore diver for Northwestern ... Competed for her native Germany while wearing an NU suit at the 2011 World University Games in China, taking 10th in the 3-meter event and 16th in the platform ... Chose Northwestern over Stanford, UCLA, Duke, Columbia and USC ... Majoring in German.