Kyle Van Valkenburg
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    Kyle Van Valkenburg

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tucson, Ariz.

    High School:
    St. Gregory Prep

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Diving

    2008-09 Highlights: Captured his second-straight conference title on the men's platform ... also earned all-conference honors on the 3-meter springboard, placing fifth ... finalist at 1-meter, finishing seventh overall ... competed at the NCAA Zone E Regionals in all three events, placing seventh on the platform ... named Air Force Athlete of the Week on Jan. 19 ... earned MWC academic all-conference honors.

    2007-08 Highlights: Conference champion in the platform dive ... also earned all-conference honors at one-meter, finishing fourth ... consolation finalist at three-meters, finishing ninth ... competed at the NCAA Zone E Regionals ... won the platform event at the Air Force Diving Invitational, while finishing fifth at one-meter and seventh at three-meters ... named MWC Diver of the Week on Oct. 18 and Air Force Male Athlete of the Week on Feb. 4 ... named to the MWC All-Academic team.

    2006-07 Highlights: Finished seventh in platform dive and 12th in the one-meter dive at the MWC Championships ... also a consolation finalist in three-meter dive.

    High School: Lettered two years in diving and cross country and four years in tennis ... competed for the Tucson Diving Club, coached by Michelle Rocha ... all-state as a junior and senior ... regional champion as a junior and senior ... state champion in 2006 ... finished second in the Nike Invitational as a senior and third as a junior.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 37 ... son of Scott and Wendy Van Valkenburg ... has an older brother, Zachary (22) ... majoring in political science ... favorite movies are Crash, Life of David Gale, Lust Caution and Why Did I Get Married? ... person in history he'd like to meet is Bob Marley, because "he just seems like a cool guy" ... spent part of his summer in China with the Academy's language immersion program ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be I Survived a Japanese Game Show ... something not many people know about him is that his high school job was being the range boy at a golf course--"I was the person in the tractor that people tried to hit" ... favorite quote: "Isn't it pretty to think so?" -Ernest Hemingway.

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