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Mishka Hulka
Position: Diving
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: Huntington Beach, CA
High School: Edison HS
Other College: Orange Coast College
College: Marshall
Major: Human Development
Experience: 1 Letter
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11
Placed 57th in the women's 3-meter event with a score of 172.45 at the Wildcat Diving Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. (11/19-11/21) ... Also at the meet, scored a 162.15 during the one-meter preliminaries ... Took second and third, respectively, in the 3-meter (211.25) and 1-meter (217.60) events in the dual meet against San Diego (11/13) ... Began season in dual meet with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, in which she placed first in the 1-meter (179.62) and settled for second in the 3-meter (220.35) event (10/30) ... Repeated same finishes in both events during dual meet against UC Santa Barbara, scoring a 218.03 in the 1-meter and a 235.43 in the 3-meter (11/6).

ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
Competed for OCC during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons ... Along with former UCSD teammate Jamie Leigh Pearce, helped the OCC Pirates to a third-place finish at the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) championships in 2009 and then a state title in 2010 ... During the 2009 state meet, she captured third in the 1-meter final (198.35 points) and sixth in the 3-meter event (188.5) ... Named the league's Diver of the Year as a freshman ... Also competed for the Pirates in cross country during the 2009 season, posting a 5k time of 20:36.7 at the Orange Empire Conference Championships.

CLUB
Dove with McCormick Divers from 2005-08 in Long Beach.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2008 graduate of Edison High School in Huntington Beach ... Lettered in both cross country and diving ... As a senior, named the Sunset League's Diver of the Year ... She participated in the CIF Championships for two years in cross country and three years in diving ... Chargers were Sunset League champions in 2007 and 2008 ... Named Most Valuable Player for diving team in 2008 ... Received the Most Valuable Player and Most Improved awards through her four years on the cross country team, which advanced to the state championships on two occasions during her career.

PERSONAL
Born April 30, 1990 in Fullerton ... Parents are Ivan and Lydia Hulka, both of whom attended college in Slovakia ... Both parents are mechanical engineers ... Has a younger sister named Katchi ... A human development major at Marshall College ... Minoring in cognitive science ... Fluent in Slovak ... American distance runners Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall are among her most admired athletes ... Hobbies include running, volunteering with junior-highers, playing the drums, biking and visiting coffee shops ... Bridesmaids is her favorite movie ... Listens to Coldplay ... Could eat In-N-Out for the rest of her life ... Would like to work for a non-profit organization and pursue a Master's degree in non-profit management upon graduating from UC San Diego.


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