Kristen Hayden ~ first African American woman to win a USA Diving National title ~ Continuing our salute to Black History month!


Grayson Hall Photography | Avery Bane

*Shared from our friends at USA Diving

Kristen Hayden: A legacy of firsts and leadership in diving. Hayden was the first African American woman to win a USA Diving National title which qualified her for her first World Championships in 2021. In her collegiate years, she was the 2021 B1G 1 meter runner up and the 2021 NCAA 3 meter runner up. In 2023, Hayden was recognized as one of the top 10 women in the NCAA Division 1 and top 30 across all divisions. Beyond the pool, she co-founded USA Diving’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion council, amplifying voices and fostering unity. She is also the co-author for ‘Dear Rebel’ which shares the stories of empowering women. Her impact transcends sport, inspiring generations. #BlackHistoryMonth

📸: Grayson Hall Photography | Avery Bane

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