WPAA Feature: Carson native Krysta Palmer develops into star at Nevada

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Krysta Palmer Dive

Krysta Palmer may be the most improved athlete on the University of Nevada campus. In just three years time she's gone from nearly no experience as a diver, to one of the best in the country. She recently qualified for the USA National Diving Team, and will soon compete in the US Olympic Trials.

WATCH this story from Wolf Pack All Access to find out more about her incredible journey.


On Tuesday, Palmer was named Mountain West Diver of the Week for the fourth time this season. Read more from this official release from the University of Nevada:

RENO, Nev. - For the fourth time this season and for the eighth time in her career, senior Krysta Palmer was been named Mountain West Diver of the Week. The Carson City native was honored for her efforts in leading undefeated Nevada past San Jose State with a first place finish on the 3-meter springboard.

Palmer - the reigning Mountain West Diver of the Year - dominated on the 3-meter springboard with 381.01 points, winning the event by nearly 60 points. Her 3-meter dive was her best score this season and was her best since breaking the school record last season. Palmer also placed runner on the 1-meter springboard with a score of 323.83.

Palmer's efforts helped Nevada claim 31 out of 38 total points in diving, leading the team to its fourth straight dual win. The Wolf Pack is an undefeated 8-0 on the season after winning the five-team Pacific Invitational and defeating UC Davis, Fresno State, Boise State and San Jose State.

Palmer has won seven of eight event titles in regular season competition this year. She owns the best scores in the conference on the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform dive with NCAA Zone qualifying marks. Palmer previously was named MW Diver of the Week after placing eighth on the platform dive at the U.S. Winter Diving Nationals in December, securing a spot on the U.S. Diving National Team.

Nevada returns to action this Saturday with a double dual against MW foes UNLV and Wyoming. Action between the Pack (8-0), Rebels (3-7) and Cowgirls (7-2) will get underway at noon PT from the Buchanan Natatorium in Las Vegas.

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