Rick Johnston profiles the season for the men's diving team as they prepare for their final home meets of the year.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Continued to be a force for Army... voted for the second year onto the all-conference second team....advanced to the NCAA Zone "A" Championships...pulled in a second-place finish off the 1-meter board with a score of 321.20 and third off the 3-meter board with a score of 303.05 at Lehigh (Oct. 26)...placed runner-up in the 1-meter and third in the 3-meter in the tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 26)...took gold off the 1-meter board versus Delaware (Jan. 18)...put forth a first-place and third-place finish off of both boards in the meet versus Bucknell (Jan. 12)...racked up 354.35 points for a career-best and first-place win off the 1-meter board at Navy (Dec. 6)...added a second-place finish for a personal-best score off the 3-meter board with 343.10 points...took home a third and fourth place finsh off the 1-meter and 3-meter boards in the tri-meet versus LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17)...posted a second-place finish off the 1-meter board and a fourth place finish of the 3-meter board against Buffalo (Nov. 17)...finished third in both events during the meet against UConn (Oct. 26)...put forth a second place effort off the 1-meter board in the tri-meet versus American and George Mason (Jan. 19)...posted a runner-up finish at the Big Brown Invitational off the 1-meter board.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Enjoyed an outstanding freshman campaign, earning a spot on the All-Patriot League second team and breaking the plebe record off the 1-meter board ... advanced to the NCAA Zone "A" Championships ... capped his season at the conference championships (Feb. 16), placing runner-up off the 1-meter board (331.75) and finishing fifth off the 3-meter (293.50) ... shattered the plebe record in the 1-meter event during Army's tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 28) ... racked up 336.15 points to win the event ... also placed runner-up off the 3-meter board at that same competition ... took gold off the 1-meter board versus Lehigh (Jan. 13) ... was runner-up off the short board at Marist (Oct. 14) ... placed second in both events versus Bucknell (Jan. 14) ... score off the 3-meter (332.40) was a personal best ... finished third in both events during the quad-meet versus American, George Mason and Old Dominion (Jan. 21) ... turned in a third-place finish off the 1-meter during the season-opening meet with Boston College and Stony Brook (Oct. 7) ... put forth a third-place effort off the 1-meter and a fourth-place showing off the 3-meter opposite Navy (Dec. 8).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Three-time NISCA All-American while diving at St. George's Independent School ... earned AAU All-America plaudits as well ... named the Memphis Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps", becoming the first diver in the 42-year history of the award to be recognized with the honor ... collected all-state, all-region and all-city honors three years in a row ... tabbed Diving MVP three straight years ... took home a silver medal at the 2005 JO Winter Nationals ... competed at the Speedo National Championships ... won a gold medal at the 2006 International Diving All-Star Meet ... also starred on the football field throughout high school ... represented his high school on the National Youth Leadership Forum for National Security in 2010.
PERSONAL: Zachary Wade Woods was born Feb. 13, 1993 in Washington, D.C. ... parents are David and Sheridan Woods ... has one sister, Brenna, and one brother, Noah ... father is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force ... had to travel an hour and 30 minutes to train ... did not have the aid of a diving coach during high school ... hobbies include hunting and fishing ... major is undeclared.