Ciera Cortney
Ciera Cortney

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Bishop Gorman HS

Position:
Diving



Junior (2012-13): Became first Bronco to qualify for NCAA Zone Championships three times...advanced to finals at 2013 NCAA Zone Championships on one-meter, finishing 11th...placed 18th on platform and 33rd on three-meter, respectively, and was the top Bronco on all three boards...achieved a zone-qualifying score on all three boards...took sixth on platform at 2013 MW Championships...finished 11th on one-meter and 14th on three-meter...set career bests on three-meter and platform...notched five wins during dual-meet competition, three on one-meter and two on three-meter...broke school record on three-meter against Wyoming (Jan. 19); later bettered by Lexi Pfeiffer at MW Championships...named Boise State Diver of the Year.

Sophomore (2011-12): Advanced to finals at 2012 NCAA Zone Championships on one-meter, finishing 10th...placed 24th and 25th on platform and three-meter, respectively, at zone meet...top 10 in all three diving events at 2012 Mountain West Championships, including a bronze medal on one-meter...finished seventh on platform with a career best...took 10th on three-meter...set a personal best on three-meter against Oregon State (Jan. 21), becoming the first Bronco to break the 300-point plateau in the event...picked up wins on one-meter against Idaho (Oct. 8) and Colorado State (Jan. 28)...took fourth on one-meter and seventh on platform at Missouri Invite (Dec. 1-3)...honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American...MW Scholar-Athlete...Academic All-MW.

Freshman (2010-11): Garnered a silver medal on one-meter after becoming first Bronco to reach the finals of a springboard diving competition at the WAC Championships...competed at NCAA Zone E Diving Championships, finishing 14th on platform with a career-best score...set school records on one-meter and three-meter...placed 10th on three-meter at WAC Championships...took first on one-meter in Broncos' dual against UCLA with first Zone qualifying score of her career...earned five wins on one-meter...placed eighth in both springboard events at Missouri Invitational...honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American...WAC All-Academic.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Bishop Gorman High School...one of the most decorated divers in Nevada state history...four-time state champion in the 1-meter, including state-record score 488.55 as a sophomore...three-time national qualifier...national finalist on the 1-meter and 3-meter as a senior...earned All-America recognition as a junior and a senior...guided Bishop Gorman to state title as a senior...also lettered in tennis four years, helping Bishop Gorman to state titles each season...graduated co-valedictorian, and earned an honors diploma...named to the all-state academic team each of her four years.