Paige Meneses
Paige Meneses
Year: Jr.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Clayton
Position: Diving

2011-2012 (Junior): One-meter diving: Finished eighth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a score of 257.35… Best score was 291.51 in a first-place finish against Brown… Won the event against Colgate with a score of 279.53… Qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships on three separate occasions… Three-meter diving: Finished 11th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a score of 255.95… Best score was 272.92 in a second-place finish against Brown.

2010-2011 (Sophomore): One-meter diving: Placed 20th at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships with a score of 210.70… Finished fifth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a score of 265.60… Best score was 282.53 in a first-place finish against Navy… Finished in the top three against all 10 dual season opponents… Qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships on five separate occasions… Three-meter diving: Placed 22nd at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships with a score of 226.05… Finished 14th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a score of 250.65… Won the event against Penn and Dartmouth with a score of 278.30… Best score was a 283.27 in a second-place finish against Vermont.

2009-2010 (Freshman): One-meter diving: Just missed the finals at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships with a score of 211.50… Second team All-Ivy… Finished second at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a score of 253.55… Best score was 270.29 in a win against Navy… Took second in five meets of the seven meets, including Harvard/Princeton, Penn/Dartmouth, Cornell, Vermont and Columbia… Three-meter diving: Finished 16th at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships with a score of 467.10… Finished seventh at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a score of 266.60… Won the event against Cornell with a score of 258.37… Best score was 278.32 in a second-place finish against UConn… Took second at the Penn/Dartmouth and Harvard/Princeton meets… Never finished outside the top four during the regular season.

Before Yale: Missouri State Diving Champion 2009… Finished eighth (2006), seventh (2007), and second (2008) at Missouri State Championships… State Qualifier in swimming (2006, 2007, 2008)… Captain of team senior year… AAU All-American 2008… Placed second (1m) and third (3m) at AAU Nationals in 2008… Won “Most Outstanding Freshman Award”… Won the “Kari A. Niewald Memorial Award”… Was a Johnny Mac’s Athlete and St. Louis Post Dispatch Athlete of the Week… Won St. Louis Post Dispatch First Team Athlete… Named Clayton High School’s Female Athlete of the Year (2008-2009).

Personal: Member of Davenport College… Undecided on a major… Likes to go to concerts, surf, ski, ride horses, travel, read, shop, eat at new restaurants, and drink coffee… Father, Tony, attended Saint Louis University… Mother, Lorie, attended William Woods College… Brother, Alexander (15), attends Clayton High School.

Why I Chose Yale: “I chose Yale for the incredible and diverse student body that upholds a sense of pride, tradition, and excitement that pushes each individual to excel in whatever they wish to do.”