Swimming & Diving

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06/29/2018

Irish Athletes Honored For Academics By CSCAA

A total of 23 Notre Dame swimming and diving athletes earned academic honors from past season

05/14/2018

Historic Irish Season Culminates With Team Awards

Abbie Dolan and Zach Yeadon named swimming MVPs, Erin Isola and Joe Coumos standout divers

04/19/2018

Eight Irish Honorees On ACC All-Academic Team

Three Notre Dame women's swimming athletes and five men's swimming and diving competitors honored

03/24/2018

#19 Irish Earn Historic 23rd-Place NCAA Finish

Notre Dame scores 29 points, Zach Yeadon takes fourth in the 1650 free for 1st Team All-America honors

03/23/2018

#19 Irish Score In 200 Medley Relay At NCAAs Day 3

Notre Dame relay squad places 15th in thrilling fashion to tally key championship points for the Irish

03/15/2017

Swimming & Diving NCAA Pump Up Video

The Notre Dame swimming and diving team is pumped up for the NCAA Championships.

01/27/2018

2018 Shamrock Invitational

Photos by Mike Miller

AS A GRADUATE STUDENT (2017-18):

    •    Male winner of the inaugural Notre Dame Diver of the Year Award, presented to the most outstanding diver each season.

    •    Earned All-America honors for the first time, claiming Honorable Mention All-America accolades in the 1-meter dive thanks to a 14th place finish (325.70 points) at the NCAA Championships.

    •    Added a placement of 22nd with a score of 354.60 points at the NCAA Championships.

    •    Runner-up in the 1-meter dive with a score of 391.90 points at the ACC Championships, adding a fourth-place result of 401.15 points in the 3-meter dive.

    •    Swept the 1-meter (408.55 points) and 3-meter (school record 419.80 points) dives at the Shamrock Invitational.

    •    Winner in the 1-meter (327.53 points) and 3-meter (383.78 points) events in a dual win over No. 20 Florida State.

    •    Top scorer in the 1-meter with a total of 414.15 points in a dual showdown with Iowa.

    •    Runner-up off both the 1-meter (381.25 points) and 3-meter (373.65 points) at the Ohio State Fall Open Invitational.

    •    Placed second in the 3-meter dive against No. 1 Indiana and Cincinnati (381.90 points) and No. 23 Purdue (383.63 points).

    •    Led the field with winning scores of 333.90 points (1-meter) and 357.75 points (3-meter) against Georgia Tech.

    •    Finished as the runner-up in the 1-meter dive with 323.33 points in an upset victory over No. 7 Louisville.


AS A SENIOR (2016-17):

    •    Named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

    •    Returned to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2015, scoring 344.00 points off the 3-meter board to finish 19th and 313.20 points off the 1-meter board to place 20th.

    •    Won first career ACC title, taking the top spot in the 1-meter with a school record 420.00 points at the 2017 ACC Championships.

    •    Added fourth-place result with a score of 398.20 in the 3-meter competition.

    •    Swept the 1-meter (310.30 points) and 3-meter (388.55 points) events for Notre Dame during the Shamrock Invitational.

    •    Winner in the 1-meter (345.60 points) and 3-meter (372.08 points) in a dual meet against IUPUI.

    •    Claimed the 3-meter dive with a score of 393.60 points against ACC foe Louisville.

    •    Won both the 1-meter (335.30 points) and 3-meter (371.25 points) dives against Northwestern.

    •    Took the win in the 1-meter (317.60 points) and the 3-meter (360.70 points) events in a dual against Iowa.

    •    Runner-up in the 3-meter dive with a score of 374.90 points at the NC State/GAC Invitational.

    •    Winner in the 1-meter with a score of 323.85 points against Georgia Tech.

    •    Swept both the 1-meter (363.00 points) and the 3-meter (363.15 points) against Oakland.


AS A JUNIOR (2015-16):

    •    Did not compete during the 2015-16 season.

    •    Redshirted in order to train for Olympic Diving Trials.


AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15):

    •    For the second season in a row was the sole male Irish diver to compete at the NCAA Championships, placing 23rd in the 1-meter competition with a score of 330.00 and 20th in the 3-meter event (score of 370.30).

    •    Began the season competing at the Dennis Stark relays, placing first in the 1-meter relay event with classmate James Lichtenstein (combined scored 672.14, individually scored 343.57) and second in the 3-meter synchro diving event (283.80, again paired with Lichtenstein).

    •    In an exhibition meet against Georgia Tech and South Carolina, took first in the 1-meter event (score of 334.40) and came in third in the 3-meter (343.25).

    •    Next day versus Auburn came in second in both events, scoring 342.83 in the 1-meter and 373.50 in the 3-meter.

    •    Back home against Purdue, came in second in 1-meter (339.30) and fourth in 3-meter (353.40).

    •    The next week against Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh, took fifth in both 1-meter (285.00) and 3-meter (319.10) competition.

    •    On the road at Michigan State, won both the 1-meter (370.80) and 3-meter (383.10).

    •    At Hawkeye Invitational meet, took first in the 1-meter competition (378.40), qualifying for the evening finals after a 289.35 showing in the morning prelims.

    •    Finished fourth in 3-meter (346.90) after qualifying with his 335.05 prelim score.

    •    Dove to a score of 238.90 in the platform competition, finishing 11th.

    •    At Michigan, scored 233.10 in the 1-meter and won the 3- meter competition (353.55).

    •    At Wisconsin, took third in both events (353.30 in 1-meter, 390.95 in 3-meter).

    •    In Shamrock Invitational, won both 1-meter (374.80) and 3-meter (377.50) events.

    •    Repeated first place performances the following week in both events, winning 1-meter with a score of 361.35 and 3-meter with a 409.27 showing.

    •    In ACC Championship meet, narrowly missed evening finals in both 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, earning preliminary scores of 313.90 in 1-meter (good for 11th place) and 331.20 in 3-meter (good for 15th place).

    •    Finished 20th in the platform competition (249.65).

    •    Qualified at NCAA Zone C diving meet by taking seventh place in the 3-meter competition, scoring 751.50 total (385.45 from prelims).

    •    Finished ninth in the standings in 1-meter competition (645.00, 317.20 after preliminary competition) and 14th in platform (531.80, 266.95 after prelims).


AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14):

    •    Lone diver to compete at the NCAA Championships, placing 19th in the 1-meter (324.10), 23rd in the platform (259.30) and 27th in the 3-meter (325.60).

    •    Also represented Notre Dame at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships, racking up an 18th-place finish in the 1-meter (321.90), 11th-place finish in the 3-meter (345.50) and 21st-place finish in the platform (255.85).


PREP AND PERSONAL:

    •    First began competing in diving during final two years at Tomball High School.

    •    Two-time Academic All-American in diving.

    •    Member of the school's 4A district and regional champion as a senior, finishing as the runner-up at the state championship meet.

    •    Dove for The Woodlands Diving Academy on the club circuit.

    •    Swept the 1 and 3-meter springboard events at the 2013 USA Diving Summer Junior Region 5 Championships.

    •    Finished first in the 1-meter and was the runner-up off the 3-meter springboard at the 2013 USA Diving Summer Junior Zone C Championships.

    •    Earned a pair of top-15 finishes in both dives at the USA Diving Summer Junior National Championships.

    •    Qualified for both the 2012 Junior National Diving Championships and the AT&T National Diving Championships.

    •    Took up diving during sophomore year of high school after previously competing in gymnastics for the Cypress Academy of Gymnastics.

    •    Was a two-time first team Academic All-American in gymnastics.

    •    Inducted into the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society while attending Tomball High.

    •    Son of Michael and Barbara Coumos.

    •    Has one brother, Andrew.

    •    Has one sister, Courtney.

    •    Mother, Barbara, competed in track and field and volleyball at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

    •    Graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with a degree in English and history after also minoring in business economics.

Joe Coumos
Joe  Coumos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tomball, Texas

High School:
Tomball

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 155

Event:
Diving

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