Men's Swimming



    Taylor Roberts  
    Taylor Roberts

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Aurora, Colo.

    High School:
    Smokey Hill

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 150

    Event:
    Diving


    JUNIOR YEAR (2006-07)

    Took second place in the three-meter at the Big Ten Championships, missing first by just one point ... earned All-Big Ten Second Team distinction ... also took fifth in the platform with a career-best score of 340.95 and 10th in the one-meter at Big Tens ... reached the finals in two events at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships, finishing fifth in the one-meter and sixth in the three-meter ... was a four-time Big Ten Diver of the Week on the season ... earned 10 event wins ... took the three-meter and one-meter against No. 8 Northwestern ... took the one-meter against No. 19 Arizona State ... won the three-meter in a double dual against No. 3 Texas and No. 4 Cal ... swept the springboards at the IU Open Invitational in November ... took both springboards at No. 12 Michigan ... won the three-meter against Missouri ... had the Hoosiers' top scores on the season on both springboards ... turned in two of the top 10 scores in school history on the season in the three-meter.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005-06)

    Seventh-place finish on the three-meter at the NCAA Championships was the best for the Hoosiers since former IU standout Marc Carlton placed eighth in 2004 ... became the 206th All-American in Indiana history ... also earned All-America honorable mention with a 16th-place finish on the platform ... captured the three-meter crown at the Big Ten Championships ... his preliminary score of 407.15 in the three-meter made him just the second Hoosier to surpass 400 points in the three-meter, behind only Carlton, who scored 444.20 at the 2005 Big Tens ... placed sixth on the one-meter and eighth on the platform at Big Tens ... claimed five event titles on the year ... won the three-meter event at the Zone C Championships ... finished in the top three eight times.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004-05)

    Earned Big Ten Diver of the Week honors for his performance against Iowa and Southern Illinois in Indianapolis on Dec. 4 ... eclipsed the NCAA zone-qualifying standard nine times on the season ... won an event title at the Indy meet ... placed in the top four all 14 times he was a scoring diver ... finished in the points in all three events at Big Tens ... took fifth place on the one-meter at the conference meet ... placed 11th on the three-meter at the Zone Championships.

    REDSHIRT YEAR (2003-04)

    Redshirted ... advanced to the finals of the synchro three-meter with then-IU teammate Jesse Rappaport at the U.S. Nationals ... also placed 27th in the one-meter and 21st in the three-meter at the Championships.

    PREP/PERSONAL

    Was an elite-level gymnast and competed at the U.S. Nationals ... as a junior in 2001, set a new state record of 521.60 (11 dives) and school records in both six and 11 dives ... was the 2002 Colorado Class 5A state champion as a junior ... was a 2001 and 2002 Winter Nationals qualifier ... finished 27th on the one-meter at the 2002 Junior Nationals ... dove with Mile High Dive Club for coach Jack Perkins ... son of Larry and Becky Roberts.

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