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Natalie J. Grissom
Position: Diving
Year: Senior
Hometown: Franklin, Ind.
High School: Franklin
Major: Speech Pathology
Experience: 2 Letters
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Natalie Grissom
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 10/09/2009
2011-12: Did not compete her junior season.

2010-11: Earned her second letter at Ball State … ranked fourth on the team on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards with career-best scores of 219.25 and 226.05, respectively, at the Doug Coers Invitational (Nov. 19).

2009-10: Earned her first letter at Ball State … placed 24th in both 1-meter (170.30) and 3-meter (164.45) diving at the Mid-American Conference Championships (Feb. 24) … turned in a 1-meter score of 213.10 at Butler Invitational (Jan. 24) … added a 3-meter effort of 204.60 at the Doug Coers Invitational (Nov. 20).

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Brett Findley at Franklin Community … a four-year letterwinner … four-year state qualifier on the 1-meter diving board, placing 13th as a senior, 15th as a junior, 16th as a sophomore and 31st as a freshman … sectional champion her senior season … helped guide Franklin Community to Mid-State Conference championships all four years, while winning the 2008 conference diving title … academic all-state and academic all-American honoree … team MVP as a sophomore and junior … owns personal-best scores of 238.5 for six dives and 385.0 for 11 dives … also earned four letters in cross country and four letters in track and field at Franklin Community … four-time all-conference honoree in cross country … cross country team MVP as a sophomore and team captain as a senior.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Milt and Shelley Grissom … has one brother, Alex, and one sister, Stacie … born Oct. 29, 1990, in Beech Grove, Ind. … full name is Natalie Jo Grissom … majoring in speech pathology.