Kara Hajek-Gustafson
Kara Hajek-Gustafson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

High School:
Kennedy

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
11/03/1978

2000-01: Academic All-Big Ten ... NCAA Diving Zone ?C? qualifier ... finished in 10th place with a score of 246.25 on the 1-meter board ... only Purdue diver to final at Big Ten?s on both the 1- and 3-meter boards ... finished fouth on 1-meter (295.15) and 10th on 3-meter (437.95) at Big Ten?s ... finished first on the 1-meter board against Indiana for the second year in a row.

1999-2000: Medical Redshirt.

1998-99: Academic All-Big Ten ... placed sixth on the 1-meter board at Big Ten?s with a score of 386.35 and ninth on the 3-meter board with 434.65 points ... finished ninth on the platform at the Big Ten meet ... qualified for the NCAA Zone meet with her performances at Big Ten?s ... earned third place and a lifetime best with 436.45 points at the Quad Meet ... captured first on the 1-meter board against Indiana, marking the first time in school history that a Purdue diver had beaten an Indiana diver.

1997-98: Set a varsity and Lambert Pool record against Penn State with 409.95 points on the 1-meter board ... qualified for the NCAA Zone meet, where her top finish was 14th on the 3-meter board ... scored at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 381.80 for 12th place ... finished 18th on the 1-meter board with a score of 304.75.

High School: State champion as a senior ... three-time first team all-metro conference selection ... two-time first team all-state selection ... finished third in state as a junior and fourth as a sophomore.

Personal: Born Nov. 3, 1978 ... given name is Kara Marie Hajek ... parents are David and Bobbi Hajek ... married Brandon Gustafson, a former Purdue diver, in the summer of 2001 ... has a brother, Danyel, and a sister, Dawn ... industrial engineering major.

? Hajek-Gustafson?s Personal Bests ?

3-meter - 6 284.47 3-meter - 11 441.90 Platform - 9 316.02

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