Kara Cook
Kara  Cook

The Woodlands, Texas

High School:
The Woodlands



Boudia & Tweardy Qualify for Upcoming International Events

Boudia advances to World Championships, Tweardy headed to World University Games.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Miami Heat
Favorite Athlete: Brian Wilson
In Her MP3 Player: The Cast of Glee
Last Concert She Attended: Keith Urban
Last Book She Read: How to Talk to a Widower
Favorite Actress & Film Role: Ellen Page in Juno
Favorite Animated Character: Arnold of Hey Arnold!
Favorite Foods: Bruno's Pineapple Pizza & Red Mango Parfait
Favorite Purdue Building: IAF (the computer lab)
Favorite Big City: Austin, Texas
Unique Travel Locale: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Most Memorable at Purdue: Winning the Platform Diving at the 2008 Big Ten Championships
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Josh Boyd, Communication
Furry Friend: Zoe, Black Lab

2010-11: Platform Diving Honorable Mention All-American... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Second Team All-Big Ten... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Cook finished seventh in the consolation final, 15th overall, in the platform at NCAAs to earn All-America honors for the second time in her college career... also competed in the 3-meter springboard competition at NCAAs... established a new school-record score (349.55) from the platform while finishing as the runner-up at the Big Ten Championships... also placed second in the B final of the 3-meter (388.35) at Big Tens, posting a season-best score... finished her career ranked sixth on the Purdue all-time list in the 3-meter... placed sixth in the platform at the USA Diving Winter Nationals... recorded a season-best score in the 1-meter (287.70) at the Big Ten Quad... punched her ticket to the NCAAs by winning the platform competition at the Zone C Championships... finished third in both the 1-meter and 3-meter at the Big Ten Quad... won the platform competition in the dual meet victory against Indiana... won the platform and finished third in the 3-meter at the Purdue Invitational... won the team's P2S program core values award.

2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten...finished second in platform at AT&T National Diving Championships by scoring 330.45 points during final (8/15)...dove to runner-up finish in platform at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...scored collegiate season-high 304.50 during preliminary list...finished third in platform at Purdue Invitational (11/22)...scored in 14th place from 3-meter at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...season-high score of 290.70 from highest springboard came while finishing fourth vs. Northwestern (11/7)...also finished fifth in 1-meter vs. Wildcats...took third in 3-meter vs. Michigan State (1/9)...finished seventh in event at Purdue Invitational (11/20) and Ohio State Invitational (12/4)...opened season with 1-meter victory at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10).

2008-09: Academic All-Big Ten...finished second in synchronized platform with partner Audra Egenolf after scoring 257.37 points at Speedo USA Spring National Championships (4/25)...duo also finished fifth in event at FISU World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia (7/7)...scored season-high 287.75 from platform in preliminary round at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...finished eighth in final...won platform with then-season-best score of 277.05 points and finished seventh from 3-meter with 203.55 points at Indiana (1/24)...finished third from 3-meter after scoring 265.35 points and fifth off 1-meter with 253.90 points in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)placed fifth in platform at NCAA Zone C Diving Championships (3/15)...finished fourth in 3-meter with season-best 275.35 score and scored 244.25 points for sixth-place finish in 1-meter at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...scored 266.15 points in 3-meter for fifth-place finish and finished seventh in 1-meter with 245.85 points in double dual at Miami (10/23)...placed fifth in 1-meter with 242.55 score at Northwestern (11/7)...finished fifth in 1-meter with season-best 255.15 points and scored 234.30 in 3-meter at Notre Dame (11/8)...finished fourth in 3-meter with 253.13 points at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...also placed fifth in 1-meter after scoring 247.73 (11/15)...finished second in platform with 254.60 score at Art Adamson Invitational (11/23)...finished fourth from platform with then-season-high score of 283.45 at Ohio State Diving Invitational (12/7)...finished fourth in 1-meter with 230.25 score and fifth off 3-meter with 219.67 points in quadruple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)

2007-08: Platform Diving Big Ten Champion ... Earned All-American status with a third place finish on platform at the NCAA Championships, scoring 311.00 points ... made the Dean's List, Semester Honors and Athletic Director's Honor Roll during the fall ... received Coach's Honor Roll recognition in the spring ... won the platform title at Big Tens ... finished ninth off the 3-meter at Big Tens ... took first place off the platform versus Indiana ... placed second off both the 1-meter and 3-meter at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... set a personal-best of 292.73 points on 3-meter placing second against Miami (Ohio).

High School: Graduated with honors from The Woodlands High School in 2007 ... four-time All-American and Diver of the Year ... two-time Texas state champion as a junior and senior ... placed fourth at Florida state meet during her freshman and sophomore years ... went undefeated diving for The Woodlands during her senior season ... helped lead team to the 2006 Texas state 5A swimming and diving championship ... seven-time junior national qualifier ... 2006 silver medalist on platform ... 2005-06 senior national finalist on tower ... member of the 2006 junior world championship team ... 2004 gold medalist at U.S. Open in 10-meter women's synchro ... has competed for The Woodlands Diving Academy for the past three years ... also competed for Coral Springs Diving and the Plantation Dive Team.

Personal: Given name is Kara Elizabeth Cook ... born Feb. 6, 1989 ... daughter of Kevin and Laura Cook ... has five siblings: Kevin, Kelsey, Kylie, Kassidy and Kendall ... majoring in health science.


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