Kara Hajek
Kara Hajek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

High School:
Kennedy

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
11/03/1978



1999-2000: Redshirt

1998-99: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... placed sixth on the one-meter board with 386.35 points at the Big Ten Championships ... placed 11th at conference meet accumulating 434.65 points on the three-meter board ... captured ninth place on the platform at the conference meet ... qualified for NCAA Zones with her performances at Big Ten's ... placed third in the three-meter board at the Big Ten Quad Meet with a lifetime best 436.45 ... captured first place on the one-meter board against Indiana (this was the first time in school history that a Purdue diver had beaten an Indiana diver).

1997-98: Set a varsity and pool record vs. Penn State with 409.95 points off the one-meter board ... qualified for the NCAA Zone meet, where her top finish was 14th off the three-meter board ... scored at the Big Ten Championships with 381.80 points, good enough for 12th overall ... placed 18th off the one-meter board with 304.75 points.

HIGH SCHOOL: State champion diver as a senior ... three-time first team All-Metro conference selection ... two-time team MVP ... two-time first team all-state selection ... finished third at state as a junior and fourth as a sophomore ... named Athlete-of-the-Week three times ... also lettered in soccer and cheerleading ... named Kennedy High School Athlete-of-the-Year as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born November 3, 1978 ... parents are David and Bobbi Hajek ... majoring in industrial engineering.

- HAJEK'S PERSONAL BESTS -
One-Meter: 401.85		
Three-Meter: 436.45
Platform: 316.02