Carolina receives honor for the second straight semester
Finishes 16th in the semifinals with score of 513
Rising senior scores 305.8 on six dives
Will compete in semifinals tonight at 7 PT
Competition begins Sunday in Federal Way, Wash.
2010-11 - One of the top divers in the SEC...Finished fourth in 1-meter diving at SEC Championships, scoring career-best 315.95...Earned ninth-place finish on platform at SECs with 229.25, her first attempt at the platform event since coming to South Carolina...Just missed finals in the 3-meter event, finishing 18th...Took 8th place in 3-meter event at NCAA Zone B with 12-dive score of 608.35; barely missed berth in NCAA Championships...Had the Gamecocks' top score on the 3-meter board with a 367.80 vs. Clemson...Posted career-best 311.05 on 1-meter board vs. Alabama/Georgia...Named SEC Diver of the Week following sweep of 1- and 3-meter boards vs. Western Kentucky in season-opener (10/16) and again after another sweep against Alabama/Georgia (1/29)...Defeated defending ACC Champion Abby Johnston on 1-meter board with then-career high 308.93 vs. Duke...Won seven times during the season...Qualified for 2012 Olympic Trials by advancing to 3-meter finals at USA Diving Winter National Championships...Also won 1-meter preliminary round and advanced to semifinals.
2009-10 - Awarded a medical redshirt after suffering a broken leg in November... Injury derailed a promising season... Won six of eight events entered during first four dual meets... Swept both boards in meets at North Carolina/Virginia Tech and Clemson... Named SEC Diver of the Week following UNC/VT meet...Took first place on 3M vs. Kentucky and Tennessee...Score of 330.23 on 3M at Tennessee set a pool record... Top score on 3M was 333.53 vs. Clemson... Top 1M score was 291.08 in season-opening meet vs. Kentucky... Transferred from the University of Houston before the season... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2008-09 (at Houston) - Competed at NCAA Championships in 1-meter and 3-meter events... Finished in the top 10 in all three events at NCAA Zone D Diving... Runner-up in 1-meter and 3-meter events at C-USA Championships; finished third in platform... Finished 11th at AT&T National Diving Championships in 3-meter (245.60)...Earned sixth-place finish at USA Diving Spring Nationals in 3M synchronized.
2007-08 (at Houston) - Finished 15th in platform diving at NCAA Championships to earn first All-America honor...Was runner-up in 1-meter event at NCAA Zone D with 566.25 points...Won the Conference USA 3-meter championship with a score of 287.25...Was runner-up in the C-USA 1-meter event... Named Diver of the Meet at the 2008 C-USA Championships... Named Conference USA Diver of the Week twice, once after sweeping the 1M and 3M events in a tri-meet with Florida International and Indian River CC, then again later when sweeping LSU and Rice... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Fort Mill High School... Competed for coach and former Gamecock Brandon Hulko on the South Carolina Divers club team... Four-time national qualifier and was a three-time national finalist... Six-time East National qualifier... Three-time Canada-US Challenge qualifier... Won the 3-meter championship at the 2002 Canada-US Challenge... Was a Junior Pan-Am Trials qualifier in both 2002 and 2003... Worked as a student athletics trainer and was recognized as a Junior Marshal and AP Scholar.
PERSONAL - Full name is Courtney Amanda Forcucci... Born on Dec. 30, 1988, in Dover, N.H.... Daughter of Jay and Michelle Forcucci... Father, Jay, was an All-America lacrosse player at Rensselaer and uncle David played goalie on the lacrosse team at Brown... Mother, Michelle, works in the athletics department at Charlotte.