Abby Johnston

Height: 5’ 5″
Birthdate: November 16, 1989
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Hometown: Upper Arlington, Ohio
Education: Duke University (2013)
Club: Unattached
Coach: Drew Johansen
National Team: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014


The daughter of David and Elaine Johnston, Abby has two sisters, Adrienne and Leah, and began diving in 2002. She was a gymnast for nine years, but had to quit because of a back injury. While at Duke, Abby was enrolled in a pre-med program called CAPE and interned in the brain tumor clinic at Duke Hospital. She enjoys going to the beach, watching TV, playing tennis and soccer, and spending time with family and friends.


Additional Accomplishments

  • 2012 Olympic Team – Women’s Synchro. 3m Springboard – Silver Medalist 
  • Became the first Duke diver to qualify for the NCAA Championships, earning All-American honors with a fifth-place finish on 3-meter in 2009
  • Also qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2010 and in 2011, becoming Duke’s first NCAA champion with a win on 3-meter