AS A SENIOR IN 2014-15
Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Third Team ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 At-Large First Team ... One of six recipients of the Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award for having the highest grade-point averages among graduating seniors ... PCSC All-Academic ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... Highest UCSD finisher in three-meter diving event at 2015 PCSC Championships, in fifth (214.25) ... Mark was top three-meter score by a Triton on season, and a career high ... Also placed seventh in one-meter competition (190.80) after scoring a personal-best 195.10 during prelims ... Participated in seven of nine meets.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013-14
PCSC All-Academic ... Competed in six meets in her first season as a Triton ... Achieved top marks of 190.95 on the one-meter springboard at the University of San Diego (2/1), and 182.85 in prelims of the three-meter event at the PCSC Championships (2/12) ... Scored 169.15 points in one-meter prelims at the PCSC meet (2/14).
A 2010 graduate of Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Was a member of the gymnastics and lacrosse teams for the Rams.
Born Jan. 21, 1992 in North Dakota ... Parents are Frank and Ann Bird ... Bioengineering major at Revelle College ... Future aspirations include attaining a Ph.D. and pursuing engineering in academia or industry ... Has been accepted into specialized M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) under auspices of UCSD School of Medicine, and will begin in fall of 2015 ... One of her hobbies is jumping on trampolines ... Favorite athlete is retired gymnast Alicia Sacramone ... Loves eggs.