Kelci Bryant

Height: 5’ 3”
Birthdate: January 15, 1989
Birthplace: Springfield, Ill.
Hometown: Chatham, Ill.
Current Residence: Minneapolis, Minn.
Education: University of Minnesota
Degree: Communications
Club: Minnesota Diving
Coach: Wenbo Chen
National Team: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

 

Biography

Kelci is the daughter of Randy and Kathie Bryant. She has two sisters, Katie Beth and Kara, and two brothers, Kevin and Steve. All four of her siblings are or were college athletes. Katie Beth was a five-time national champion diver at Miami, Kevin played baseball at Morehead State, Kara swam at Milliken, and Steve played baseball at Culver-Stockton College. Kelci has never trained for diving in her hometown (Springfield, Illinois area). She started diving in 1997, when she trained in St. Louis (100 miles away), then trained at Illinois State (60 miles away), then at Purdue (200 miles) and then at the National Training Center in Indianapolis. Kelci now dives at the University of Minnesota with her long-time coach Wenbo Chen. Her favorite dive is a 205B.

Between dives, Kelci listens to music, reads or visualizes her dives. Her favorite music is rap when she is competing, but she prefers rock and alternative music when she’s driving. She enjoys shopping, reading, writing and playing Scrabble. Her favorite TV show is America’s Next Top Model.

Results

Additional Accomplishments

2012 Olympic Team – Women’s Synchro. 3m Springboard – Silver Medalist
2008 Olympic Team – Women’s Synchro. 3m Springboard

NATIONAL

  • Nine-time national champion
  • 2005 national champion on 1-meter, 3-meter
  • 2006 Speedo U.S. Open: Gold medalist on 1-meter, 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter
  • 2007 Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships: Silver medalist on 3-meter
  • 2007 Kaiser Permanente National Diving Championships : Gold medalist on synchronized 3-meter
  • 2008 Kaiser Permanente National Diving Championships: Gold medalist on synchronized 3-meter
  • 2012 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Team member (synchronized 3-meter)
  • 2009 AT&T National Championships: Gold medalist on 3-meter
  • 2010 USA Diving Winter National Championships: Gold medalist on 1-meter, synchronized 3-meter
  • 2011 USA Diving Winter National Championships: Gold medalist on 1-meter
  • 2012 USA Diving Winter National Championships: Gold medalist on synchronized 3-meter (bronze on 3-meter)

INTERNATIONAL

  • 2004 Junior World Championships: Silver medalist on 1-meter
  • 2006 Canada Cup: Silver medalist on synchronized 3-meter
  • 2006 FINA Diving World Cup: Silver medalist on synchronized 3-meter; 9th on 3-meter
  • 2006 FINA Grand Prix Super Final: Gold medalist on synchronized 3-meter
  • 2007 FINA World Championships: 10th on 3-meter
  • 2007 Pan American Games: Silver medalist on synchronized 3-meter; bronze medalist on 3-meter
  • 2008 FINA Diving World Cup: Bronze medalist on synchronized 3-meter; 12th on 3-meter
  • 2008 FINA Diving World Series: Three bronze medals (3-meter in Mexico; synchronized 3-meter in Mexico, Great Britain)
  • 2008 Olympic Games: Fourth, synchronized 3-meter
  • 2009 FINA Diving World Series: Bronze medalist on 3-meter (Great Britain, Mexico)
  • 2009 World Championships team member
  • 2010 FINA Diving World Series: Bronze medalist on 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter (Mexico)
  • 2011 AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix: Bronze medalist on 3-meter
  • 2011 FINA World Championships: 7th on 3-meter, 9th on 1-meter
  • 2012 FINA Diving World Series: Silver medal in synchronized 3-meter (Beijing), bronze medal in synchronized 3-meter (Moscow)
  • 2012 Olympic Games: Silver Medalist in Synchronized Women’s 3-Meter (London)