Ohio State posts six members on 2012 Scholar All-America Team
58 Ohio State student-athletes posted 3.7 or better GPAs in 2011-12
Twenty-five members named Scholar-Athletes in 2012
Four Buckeyes earned a 4.0 grade-point average last quarter
Buckeyes finish third in team standings
The Big Picture: Kristen is a four-time All-American diver with personal best finishes of fourth and eighth on the 10-meter platform event at the 2008 and 2009 NCAA championships, respectively ... an education and human ecology major, Kristen was named to the inaugural Big Ten Distinguished Scholar's list (3.7 GPA and above) and she is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... in summer 2009 she placed third on the synchronized platform (with Jessica Parratto) at the AT&T National Diving Championships held at Texas A&M University ... in Feb. 2010 she was ninth on platform at the USA Diving Winter Nationals and World Cup Team Trials, held at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion ... in 2008 she qualified for and competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials. 2008-09: Kristen earned her fourth All-America honor after taking eighth on platform at the 2009 NCAA championships ... she also placed third, seventh and 12th on the 10-meter, 1-meter and 3-meter boards, respectively, at the 2009 Big Ten championships ... 2007-08: Earned All-America honors after finishing fourth on the platform at the 2008 NCAA championships ... finished 10th and 16th at the national meet on the 1- and 3-meter springboard, respectively ... named to the All-Big Ten second team after capturing second place on the platform event at the 2008 Big Ten championships ... finished sixth on the 1-meter and seventh on the 3-meter during the conference championships.
Background: Attended Fort Hayes High School ... qualified for finals at the 2007 Senior National Diving Championships, finishing 10th on the 3-meter ... a four-time state finalist and five-time national qualifier ... earned second-place at the state meet ... named Most Valuable Diver and an All-American ... also an Academic All-American ... a member of National Honors Society ... daughter of David and Jerri Asman ... has two sisters, Stephanie and Valerie.
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