Chris LaBella
Chris LaBella
Year: So.
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
High School: Dana Hills
Events: Diving

Best Scores:     1-meter: 326.55         3-meter: 319.05

Club: Crown Valley Divers


2017-2018 (Sophomore): 1-meter diving: 26th place at 2018 NCAA Zone A Championships… 17th place at the 2018 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships (238.90)... Fourth place vs. Brown (263.62)… Fourth place at Columbia (286.27)… Third place at Dartmouth vs. Penn (279.70)… Second place vs. Cornell (282.30)… Second place at Seton Hall (326.55)… Seventh place at Harvard vs. Princeton (236.75)… 3-meter diving: 31st place at 2018 NCAA Zone A Championships… 20th place at Ivies (239.20)… Third place at Dartmouth vs. Penn (278.90)… Second place vs. Cornell (299.25)… Second place vs. Seton Hall (315.98).

2016-2017 (First Year): 1-meter diving: 12th place at the 2017 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships (235.10)... Fourth place vs. Brown and UMass (233.20)… Second place vs. Columbia (284.40)… 16th place at Virginia Tech Invitational (206.90)… Third place vs. Boston University and UConn (236.70)… Fourth place Dartmouth and Penn (254.85)… Fourth at Penn State (246.20)… First place at Cornell (271.87)… Third place vs. Harvard and Princeton with a personal best score of 297.52… 3-meter diving: 10th place at Virginia Tech Invitational (251.00)… Third place vs. Boston University and UConn (275.25)… Second place vs. Columbia with a personal best score of 319.05. First place Dartmouth and Penn (260.95)… Third place at Penn State (281.00)… Second place at Cornell (293.85)… Third place vs. Harvard and Princeton (299.93).

Before Yale:  2016 & 2015 NISCA All America… 2016 CIF Southern Section Champion… 2016 South Coast League Champion… Four-year Athletic Scholar Varsity Diver… 2015 AAU 1 Meter Champion… Attended USA Diving Nationals and AAU Nationals 2010-2015, earning numerous podium places.

Personal:  Member of National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation… Four-year varsity player for Dana Hills lacrosse team… Played club ice hockey for six years… Started diving at age 8… Has been diving competitively on a national level for more than five years… Coaching assistant for Crown Valley Divers… Avid surfer… Enjoys hiking, biking, skateboarding and playing the piano.

Why Yale:  After meeting Coach Bergere and all of the members of the swimming and diving team, I was hooked by the extraordinary fellowship shared by Yale Bulldogs.  I believe that the amazing opportunities offered by Yale will allow me to excel both academically and athletically.”