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    Tania Lyerly
    Tania Lyerly

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Libertyville, Ill.

    High School:
    Libertyville

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    Diving



    2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten ... Took fifth on the 3-meter and sixth on the 1-meter springboard at the TYR Invitational ... Best dual-meet finishes of the year were third-place efforts on the 3-meter against both Wisconsin (11/13) and UIC (11/14).

    2008-09: Carried Northwestern's diving corps after injuries kept her fellow divers out of commission midway through the year ... Competed on both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards at the Big Ten Championships ... Scored huge points with a second-place finish on the 3-meter board in NU's win over No. 22 Michigan (1/17) ... Took second on both boards against Illinois-Chicago (11/15), scoring a career-best 29.85 on the 1-meter board and a career-high 282.17 on the 3-meter ... Took third on both boards at Iowa (1/24) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Member of Northwestern's diving corps ... Consistently Northwestern's second-highest scoring diver in invitational competitions ... Competed on both the 1- and 3-meter boards at the Big Ten Championships ... Best dual-meet finish of the year came in a second-place effort on the 3-meter board against Illinois-Chicago on Oct. 27 ... Has three other top-three dual-meet finishes, all on the 1-meter board ... Scored points for NU with a seventh-place finish on the 1-meter board and a top-8 finish on the 3-meter board at the Georgia Invitational (11/30 ... 2007-2008 Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2006-07: Earned a 227.30 on the 3-meter board at the Big Ten Championships ... Scored a 216.70 on the 1-meter board at the Big Ten Championships ... Earned a season-best third-place finish in three different diving events throughout the course of the season ... Season-best score on the 3-meter board was a score of 259.50 against Wisconsin which earned her a third-place finish ... Improved upon her previous best by over 10 points on the 1-meter board when she finished with a total of 256.40 at the TYR Invitational.

    High School: 2005 All-American and two-time All-North Suburban Conference athlete ... Placed fifth at sectionals and 14th in the Illinois State Meet ... Placed fifth in the conference in both 2004 and 2005 ... Dove club with Windy City Diving in 2004-05 and with the North Shore Sharks in 2005-06 ... All-Academic Athlete honoree in 2004-05 ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Tania Michelle Lyerly ... Daughter of William Lyerly and Edith Sieg ... Holds dual American and German citizenship ... Mother was a four-year, three-sport athlete in volleyball, swimming and track at Iowa, earning a swimming All-America honor ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan and Wisconsin ... Majoring in communication studies and history.

    LYERLY'S PERSONAL BESTS

    1-meter 269.85
    3-meter 282.17