This summer, University of Minnesota All-American diver Kelci Bryant and her diving coach Wenbo Chen will be heading to the Summer World University Games. Bryant, a junior at the U of M, is a two-time NCAA champion. She also competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Now, she is moving even further in her diving career to participate in the FINA World Championships in Shanghai this month.
Following the World Championships, Bryant will participate in the Summer World University Games Shenzhen, China on August 11-23. Bryant is one of only 12 divers on the roster, and half of these divers are from Big Ten schools in the U.S.A. Bryant will compete on both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards.
Bryant's coach, Wenbo Chen, has had plenty of experience coaching both national and international competitions. He has coached for the Chinese national team (1983-91) and for the U.S. at the 2006 FINA World Cup, 2007 World Championships and Pan Am Games, and 2008 Olympic Games. Chen was also the head of the USA Diving program from 2005 to 2009.
If you would like to learn more about the Summer World University Games, click here. Kelci Bryant is pictured below, doing what she does best. I wish her the best of luck this summer!