Position
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Class
Senior
Hometown
Calgary, Alberta, Cananda ,
High School
West Aberhart HS
  • Graduated with masters in kinesiology in May of 2003
  • 2003 NCAA Zone B Regional platform champion
  • Two-time All-American
  • 2002 SEC Platform Diving Champion
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2000, 2001, 2003)
  • All-SEC (2002, 2003)

SENIOR SEASON (2002-03)
Competed in 10 meets in her final season at LSU … Competed at the Southeastern Conference Championship, NCAA Regional, and the NCAA Championships for the second-straight season … Competed in LSU’s first two meets of the season and then missed the next six due to an injury … Won the 1-meter competition in LSU’s meet against Wright State with a score of 266.70 … Returned to action in the spring and immediately made her presence felt as she won the platform competition at the Georgia Diving Invitational in Athens, Ga., with a score of 407.45 … Also placed in the top 20 in the 1, and 3-meter competitions … Won the 1-meter competition in LSU’s dual-meet versus Florida State with a score of 279.14 … Had another successful showing in the SEC Championships, placing 11th in the 1-meter competition, just missing the cut for the finals, and finishing second in the platform competition … Just missed defending her 2002 platform title, scoring a 452.95 in the event and earning All-SEC distinction for her finish … Won the platform competition at the 2003 NCAA Zone B Diving Regional in Auburn, Ala., with a career-high score of 471.25, qualifying her for her second-consecutive NCAA Championships appearance … Finished 15th in the platform competition at the NCAA Championships in Auburn with a score of 372.80 … Her mark of 471.25 set at the Regional is the second-best score in LSU history … Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career … Named All-SEC for the second time in her career … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2001-02)
Had the best season of her career in 2001-02, highlighted by being named the 2002 SEC Female Diver of the Year after winning the platform competition at the SEC Championships in February at Fayetteville, Ark. … Scored a 469.45 in the finals of the platform competition to lead LSU to a sweep in the event as teammates Holly Winters and Jamie Watkins finished second and third behind her … Placed fourth in the 1-meter competition at the SEC Championships with a score of 271.60 in the finals … Finished fifth in the 3-meter with a mark of 479.60 in the finals … Finished eighth in the Individual High Point Standings at the SEC Championships with 49 points … Won the platform competition at the NCAA Zone B Qualifying Regional on March 16 at Lexington, Ky., with a finals score of 445.80 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career … Finished sixth at the championships on the platform (404.20) to earn First-Team All-America honors … Also qualified on the 1- and 3-meter springboards, finishing 26th (231.20) and 15th (471.95), respectfully… Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors for her finish on the 3-meter … Her 284.40 in the 1-meter at the Nike Cup was the third-best score all season on the team and was good for a second-place finish in the event … Scored a 523.00 in the 3-meter at the Nike Cup Invitational to finish second … Placed second in the 3-meter competition in LSU’s SEC-opener versus Arkansas with a score of 305.93 in the finals … Finished second in both the 1- and 3-meter competitions in a dual-meet versus Wright State, scoring a 276.90 in the 1-meter and a 277.58 in the 3-meter … Placed second in the 3-meter with a score of 298.60 in a meet versus Tennessee and Kentucky … Became the third-consecutive SEC champion in the platform diving competition for LSU, as Ashley Culpepper and Jamie Watkins won the event in 2000 and 2001… The 469.45 in the finals of the platform at the SEC Championships on Feb. 20 was the top score in that event all season for LSU … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000-01)
Recorded a then-career high score of 389.55 points in the platform diving event at the NCAA Zone B Regional championships to finish ninth … Placed ninth in the three meter and 12th in the one-meter competitions at the Zone B Regional championships … Finished eighth in both the platform and one-meter events at the Southeastern Conference championships while placing 20th in the three-meter competition … Recorded the SEC’s sixth-best score in the three-meter diving event and the ninth-best score in the 10-meter platform competition … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her second varsity letter.

MEDICAL REDSHIRT SEASON (1999-00)
Member of the Southeastern Conference’s Women’s Swimming and Diving Academic Honor Roll while maintaining a 3.08 grade point average in business management … Did not compete due to a back injury … Later received a sixth year of eligibility.

REDSHIRT SEASON (1998-99)
Redshirted due to an ankle injury.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1997-98)
Strong competitor in all three diving events … Second on the squad in the one and three-meter springboards events during the season in both dual meet and championship competitions … Had a strong showing at the SEC Championships as a freshman … Finished in fifth place on the one meter with a score of 405.10, placed eighth on the three meter with a 460.35, and finished 10th on the platform with 326.60 points … Achieved the fourth-highest score in LSU history in the three-meter competition with a score of 500.60 during the preliminaries at the SEC Championships … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Member of the Canadian National Team … Age-group National Champion in 1996 … Placed fourth in the one meter and eighth in the three meter at the Canada Cup during her senior season … Seven-time Can-Am-Mex member … Finished first at the 1996 Can-Am-Mex Championships in the platform competition, while finishing second in both the one and three-meter events … Attended the 1997 World Cup University Games in Italy.

PERSONAL
Born on June 10, 1978 … Parents are Ron and Shelley Gorst … Majoring in business administration.

BARB’S TOP SCORES
1-meter (6 dives) 296.62 1998 Florida State
1-meter (10 dives) 405.10 1998 SEC Championships
3-meter (6 dives) 296.03 1997 Georgia
3-meter (10 dives) 523.00 2001 Nike Cup Invitational
Platform (8 dives) 469.45 2002 SEC Championships

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