MSU wins 24 of 26 events at Hammons Student Center
Honors & Awards • 2015-16 All-MVC First Team • MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2015
2015-16 Season (Junior): Earned a first team all-conference selection with a career-best finish at the 2016 MVC Championship … Advanced to the A-final of 1-meter diving and improved score by 10 in finals for 245.50 points for the bronze medal … Earned first victory of season in Evansville dual at Hammons Student Center on Oct. 9 … Had a runner-up showing versus Southern Illinois on Oct. 10 … Also earned a victory on the 1-meter board with 253.87 points and got second in 3-meter diving with 252.45 points against Drury on Oct. 16.
2014-15 Season (Sophomore): Set career marks in 1-meter and 3-meter diving at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship ... Missed A-finals in 1-meter by less than three points and eventually placed 10th overall 256.90 points ... Led Bears with a ninth-place finish at the MVC meet with 261.14 points ... Placed third at Southern Illinois (Oct. 11) with a then-personal-best 252.08 on the 1-meter board ... Had an MSU-high 212.85 on 1-meter at the Louisville Invitational ... Led all divers in dual against Truman State on Jan. 17 ... All had top-four finishes in both diving events in the `Duel in the Pool' at Hammons Student Center (Oct. 16).
2013-14 Season (Freshman):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.