Name: Abi Knapton
Sport: Diving
Height: 5'8"
DOB: 4/23/1998
Birthplace: Cheyenne, Wyo.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
College: Nebraska (2021) , Rutgers University (grad school)
College Year: Graduated 2021
College Major: Psychology
Coach(es): Natasha Chikina and Kris Hoffman
Personal: Daughter of Emily and Jeffrey...She has one sister, Nettie-Clare, who plans to dive for the University of Wyoming...Her interests and hobbies include reading, photography, crocheting, scrapbooking, journaling, and camping...Her father, Jeffrey, was an All-American defensive lineman for University of Wyoming and was drafted in the sixth round by the Los Angeles Rams in 1987...Her mother, Emily, is the co-author Get Set for School by Learning Without Tears...Abi began diving at 14 years. She had started gymnastics when she was three and was a Level 8 gymnast...For the last 10 years of her career, Abi had to drive 4-6 hours to train on a platform but now has full access to a tower after following her coaches to New Jersey...Says having tower access has definitely shifted the way she trains, both mentally and physically, over the last 6 months....She would like to become a Nurse Practitioner...Between dives, Abi likes to read and listen to music ...Her favorite artist to listen to is Imagine Dragons, and she also likes classic rock and oldies ...Her favorite dive is anything with a reverse...If she could do anything outside of diving, she would love to be an archeologist because she grew up watching Indiana Jones and wanted to be just like him...Abi's favorite diver is Brittany Viola...She describes herself as passionate, creative and determined...Her favorite TV shows are Grey's Anatomy and Friends...Her favorite movie is Footloose...If Abi could meet anyone, it would be Lily James