UND Roster

2009-10 Swimming and Diving Roster

Natalie Stitt


Class Senior
Hometown Holland, MI
High School West Ottawa

AS A SENIOR: Shattered the previous Notre Dame school record in the 3-meter event with a score of 376.20 points at the Shamrock Invitational … that score was over 25 points higher than the previous record … won the silver at the BIG EAST Championships in the 1-meter spring board with a personal-best score of 309.60 points … took home bronze in the 3-meter event at the league meet … placed sixth at the NCAA Zone Championships in the 3-meter event and 10th at the 1 meter height … swept the diving events three different meets on theseason (vs. Northwestern and Louisville and at the Shamrock Invitational) … recorded an additional win at the 3-meter height against Michigan and placed second at the same meet off the 1-meter board … recorded six of the top 10 scores off the 1- and 3-meter boards on the sea- son, which included the top three performances off the 1- meter event … leaves Notre Dame as the best 3-meter diver and the third best per- former at the 1-meter height … amassed seven all-BIG EAST honors … assumed the role of captain for the Irish during her senior season.

AS A JUNIOR: Joined premier company after earning the BIG EAST[apos]s Most Outstanding Diver Award at the 2009 league championship meet and became just the third Irish diver to compete at the NCAA Championships … swept the 1- and 3-meter events at the conference finale for a pair of all-BIG EAST honors … won the 1-meter with a score of 290.15 while taking the latter event with 294.30 points … continued her success at the NCAA Zone C Diving meet with a sixth-place finish off the 1-meter board (537.50) … placed 32nd at the NCAA Championships in the 3-meter (245.65) and 32nd in the 1-meter (245.30) … best dual meet performances came during the Shamrock Invitational in the 3-meter (307.05) and at Michigan in the 1-meter (298.27) … received team[apos]s Most Improved award.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned a pair of all- BIG EAST honors … finished first in the 3-meter event and was third off the 1-meter board … followed a score of 272.70 in the 1-meter event in the prelims of the BIG EAST Championships with a 240.50 mark in the final heat … top score in that event was a 306.89 at the Shamrock Invitational … solid against Toledo with a score of 264.22 … off the 3-meter board she set a season-best during the Shamrock Invitational (315.00) … notched total counts of 266.90 and 254.60 during the league meet in the same event … posted a preliminary score of 245.60 and a final round count of 250.0 for a 495.60 total in the 3-meter event at the NCAA Zone C diving meet … those scores earned her a 15th-place finish … registered respective scores of 252.45 and 240.50 in the preliminary and final rounds of the zone meet, good for 13th overall among the 41 divers competing in the event … won team[apos]s award as the most improved diver.

AS A FRESHMAN: Pulled in best 1-meter (11 dives) performance of the year at the NCAA Zone C Championships … that effort placed her in 16th behind teammate Tiffany Robak … qualified for both the 1-meter (6 dives) and the 3-meter (6 dives) for the BIG EAST Championships … finished third in the 1- meter to earn her first all-BIG EAST honors … finished 10th in the 3-meter with a score of 221.15 behind teammates Tara Hyer and Robak.

THE STITT FILE: Team captain for the 2009-10 season … diving state champion in Michigan … two-time team MVP for West Ottawa (Mich.) … won the state[apos]s Diver of the Year honors as a senior … served as high school team captain for the 2005-06 campaign … all-state and All-American in each of her three high school seasons … NISCA high school All- American … USA Diving Scholar Athlete … all- state in the pole vault in 2005 … track and field team captain during her final prep campaign … born May 8, 1989, in Grand Rapids, Mich. … daughter of Mary and Ray Stitt … active in gymnastics as a youth … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters as an English major with a peace studies minor.

Stitt[apos]s Career Bests

Event Score Meet
1-meter (6) 309.60 BIG EAST (2010)
3-meter (6) 376.20 Shamrock Invite (2009)