THIS SEASON: One of two All-American and U.S. national team member divers for Troy, 2002 senior Kellie Brennan should again challenge for Pac-10 titles in the springboard and look to final in those events at the NCAAs.
2001: Brennan bolstered her standing as one of the top divers in the nation as a 2001 junior, earning All-American honors for the second consecutive season ... At the 2001 NCAA Championships, Brennan earned a pair of All-American honors, taking seventh in both the 1-meter (298.00) and 3-meter springboard (505.30). She was also 14th in the platform (362.00) ... At the 2001 Zone E Championships, Brennan won the 1-meter (286.20), was second in the 3-meter (508.90) and fifth in the platform (398.25) ... Brennan earned 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Women’s Diver of the Year honors after winning the 1-meter (317.00) for the third consecutive year at the 2001 Pacific-10 Championships as well as winning the 3-meter (516.90) for the first time. She also placed fourth in the platform (406.45). With the win in the 1-meter, Brennan became only the second women’s diver in Pac-10 history to win the event three consecutive years and the third to win any event three years in a row ... At the 2001 U.S. Indoor Diving Championships, Brennan was third in the 3-meter springboard, earning a spot as an alternate for the U.S. World Championship team (she did not compete at the worlds) ... She was the highest American finisher at the FINA Grand Prix in the 3-meter in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in May, and was fourth in the 3-meter synchro.
2000: As a 2000 sophomore, Brennan made her NCAA Championships debut and made it count, earning a pair of All-American honors by finishing fifth in the 3-meter springboard (500.85) and seventh in the 1-meter springboard (417.60) ... She won the 1-meter springboard title at the 2000 Pac-10s for the second consecutive year with 405.90 points ... She also took seventh in the 3-meter (443.91) and 11th in the platform (348.05) ... At the 2000 Zone E Championships, Brennan was fourth in the 3-meter (488.75), sixth in the 1-meter (389.95) and 12th in the platform (368.95) ... Brennan made the U.S. National team in the 3-meter springboard and also took fourth in the 1-meter springboard at the 2000 U.S. Spring Nationals ... She missed the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials with an illness.
1999: Brennan, voted the Women of Troy’s Most Valuable Diver, was a Pac-10 champion as a 1999 freshman, winning the 1-meter springboard title with 431.85 points at her first conference championships ... She also took third in the 3-meter (502.30) and sixth in the platform (513.90) ... Injuries suffered after a bad practice dive held her back at the 1999 Zone E Championships, where she took eighth in the 1-meter (389.85) and sixth in both the 3-meter (475.95) and platform (318.80) ... She qualified as an alternate for the 1999 NCAAs, but did not get to compete ... Brennan competed in both springboard events at the 1999 U.S. Spring National Diving Championships, reaching the semifinals in the 3-meter, taking 12th (434.79), and was fourth in the 1-meter.
HIGH SCHOOL: Brennan prepped at Edison High in Fountain Valley, Calif, where she was a national finalist at the 1997 U.S. Diving Championships in the 1-meter ... She took 16th at the 1997 Dallas Morning News National Diving Championships in the 1-meter ... She placed fifth at the 1996 U.S. Diving Championships and placed fourth on the 1-meter and seventh in the 3-meter at Junior Nationals ... She was the Sunset League Diver of the Year all four years at Edison (1995-98).
PERSONAL: She was born Aug. 6, 1980 ... She is psychology major ... She enjoys reading poetry and lists Greg Louganis as her biggest sports hero ... Brennan’s mother is Cathy Ferguson, who won gold medals in the 100 back (in world record time) and the 400 medley relay as a 16-year-old in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. She also held the world record in the 200 back (which was not competed in the Olympics).