No. 25 Carolina Men Post Victory over Tigers
Gamecock sophomore finishes fifth in the finals
Meet begins Monday in Knoxville, Tenn.
Rutqvist makes third straight 200 breaststroke championship final
2012-13 - Proved to be one of the Gamecocks' best divers for the second straight year...Dove in every meet during the regular season and competed at the SEC and NCAA Zone B championships...Made the finals on the three-meter springboard at the SEC Championships, finishing fifth with a score of 373.10...Also scored points with a 10th-place finish on the platform (321.70) and a 19th-place finish on the one-meter board (262.60)...Advanced to the finals on the three-meter board at the Zone B Championships and finished fifth with a school-record 12-dive score of 705.50...Placed 21st on the one-meter board at the Zone Championship...Recorded a Zone qualifying score in every meet but one during the regular season...Earned SEC Diver of the Week honors after posting career bests on both boards against College of Charleston, scoring 380.18 on the one-meter and 424.05 on the three-meter...Won three times during the regular season and finished runner-up seven times...Finished sixth on the three-meter at the Canadian Summer Senior Diving Nationals and 11th on the one-meter...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12 - One of the Gamecocks' top divers...Named to SEC All-Freshman Team...Finished runner-up in seven times during the regular season...Had one win which came against Georgia Tech on the three-meter springboard (380.77)...Qualified for the finals at the SEC Championships in both the three-meter springboard and the platform, finishing sixth on the three-meter board (353.95) and fifth on the platform (343.55)...Set the 12-dive school record on the platform at the NCAA Zone Championships with a score of 609.25...Hit Zone qualifying marks in first collegiate meet at Florida State, posting a score of 306.80 on the one-meter and 332.00 on the three-meter...Qualified for the Canadian Olympic Trials on the three-meter springboard with an eighth-place showing at the Canadian Winter Nationals...Finished 19th at the Canadian Olympic Trials with a score of 281.45.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Sheldon-Williams Collegiate...Honor Roll student all four years...Compiled impressive resume with the Regina Diving Club...Currently holds seven provincial records...Awarded Saskatchewan's Youth Male Athlete of the Year honor in 2006...Finished in the top 10 at every Canadian junior national since 2003...Two-time national champion, winning the 1-meter and 3-meter in 2006...Three-time bronze medalist at Canadian junior nationals (1-meter 2004, 3-meter 2008, tower 2006)...Competed for Canada at the 21st international Lambertz Springen in Aachen, Germany in 2008 and the Amsterdam Diving Cup in 2010...Five-time senior national finalist...Member of team Sash for 2005 and 2009 Canada Summer Games...Won gold on the 1-meterat the 2011 junior nationals and bronze on the 10-meter at the 2011 junior nationals...Competed in the 5th UANA Junior Pan American Diving Championships in Medellin, Colombia.
PERSONAL - Full name is Cole Alexander Miller...Born June 13, 1993...Parents are Scott and Paula Miller...Has one brother, Lee...Chose South Carolina because of the experience of the coaching staff, the high-caliber athletes in the program and the friendliness of the team...Majoring in exercise science.