MSU earns 11th title overall with three event wins Saturday
Background:Competed and broke her career-best score on the 1-meter board at the Missouri Valley Conference championships ... Topped her mark that she previously set at Shamrock Invitational ... Set her best-marks before the conference event at the Shamrock Invitational on both the 1- and 3-meter diving boards ... Did both in the final scoring portions of each event.
Background: Lettered and qualified for state all three years at Lee's Summit West (Mo.), coached by Jeff Mix ... Two-time conference champion ... Was named team captain as a senior ... Earned all-state honors with eighth-place finish on 1-meter at the 2013 MSHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving Championships ... Bettered her 6-dive school record in 2013 with a personal-best score of 377.20 ... Also broke the Titans' 11-dive meet record ... Took 10th in the MSHSAA diving competition as a junior with a school record 364.65 points ... Began diving career as a sophomore in high school; Qualified for state in first year of diving and placed 16th overall at the 2011 Championships...Former competitive gymnast through level 9.
Personal: Nina Marie Privitera is the daughter of Joe and Lori Privitera ... Born July 12, 1995 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Has two younger siblings, John and Kara ... Plans to go through Missouri State's Pre-Dentistry program and attend dental school following graduation.