The Big Picture: Katie is a talented platform diver ... sheinjured a shoulder in Feb. 2010 at the USA Diving Winter Nationals and World Cup Team Trials, but still managed to finish third on the 10-meter platform - her specialty - and barely miss a spot on the U.S. World Cup team that competed in Changzhou, China in June ... she continues to recover and is expected to compete for the Buckeyes by the time the 2011 championships roll around, if not sooner ... Katie is an NCAA All-American by virtue of her fifth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA championships on platform ... she won a U.S. Diving national championship on platform in August 2009 in Tallahassee, Fla. 2009-10: Katie missed competing for potential Big Ten and NCAA titles on platform because of the shoulder injury she suffered in February, 2010. 2008-09: Earned All-America honors after finishing fifth on the 10-meter platform at the 2009 NCAA championships ... named second-team All-Big Ten after taking second on the platform at the Big Ten championships. 2007-08: Redshirted the season. 2006-07: Recorded her first collegiate victory on the 10-meter platform at the Ohio State Invitational.
Background: A two-time USA Diving National Team member ... competed at the U.S. Open meet where she finished third on the 10-meter platform ... placed fourth in the same event at the Senior National competition ... traveled to Germany to compete in the International Springertag meet where she placed 12th on the 10-meter platform ... daughter of Chris and Geri Bell ... has two brothers, Tim and Aaron, and five sisters, Kiana, Mia, Jamie, Maggie and Bethany.
Bryon Tansel Named Assistant Coach