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Nicole Jotso
Position: Diving
Year: Senior
Hometown: Suffern, N.Y.
High School: Suffern
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As a senior: 

  • CAA Diver of the Year
  • Four-time CAA Diver of the Week
  • Four 1st place finishes in one-meter dive, including team's season-best mark of 317.92 against Rutgers
  • Five top-three finishes in three-meter dive, including three 1st place finishes.
  • Won the one-meter dive (306.65) and placed 2nd in the three-meter dive (310.95) to earn Most Outstanding Diver at the CAA Championships

As a junior:

  • CAA Champion in the three-meter dive with a score of 318.15
  • Ranked tied for 17th in overall points earned (34) at the CAA Championship Meet
  • Placed fifth in the one-meter dive at the CAA Championships with a score of 289.85
  • Turned in the second-highest score in school history in the one-meter dive with a 314.40 in double-dual meet against Towson and Loyola (Md.)
  • Placed sixth in the one-meter board and 17th in the three-meter board at the NCAA Zone A Qualifying meet
  • Earned CAA Diver of the Week on Nov. 9 and Feb. 8
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

As a sophomore:

  • Placed third in the one-meter dive(298.65) and third in the three-meter dive (294.50) at the CAA Championships to collect All-CAA honors in both events
  • Won the three-meter dive at CAA POD meet (286.60)

As a freshman:

  • Set both school records and earned CAA Diver of the Week twice as a freshman
  • All-CAA in three-meter dive
  • Won one-meter dive in three meets, including a school-record 283.05 mark at Northeastern
  • Won both the one-meter (274.05) and three-meter (312.38) dives against Richmond to earn CAA and ECAC Diver of the Week
  • Placed first in both the one-meter (288.00, school record) and three-meter (288.08) dives against Marshall to repeat as CAA and ECAC Diver of the Week
  • Dove her personal best three-meter dive against Richmond (312.38), setting a school record and becoming the first JMU diver ever to achieve a six-dive score over 300
  • Earned All-CAA honors by placing third in the three-meter dive (279.70) at the CAA Championships while alsoplacing fourth in the one-meter dive (274.30)

Before JMU:

  • Swam under Ron Kontura for West Point Dive Club
  • Freshman year received Tim Riley Award from Suffern High School
  • Junior and senior year MVP swimmer


Getting to Know Nicole...

Name:  Nicole Jotso 
Hometown:  Suffern, N.Y. 
High School:  Suffern High School
Parents' names: Nick and Paula Jotso    
Siblings' names and ages:  Justin (26) Michael (23) Harley (12)

Why did you choose JMU? 
 Because of the beautiful campus and the team.

What is your major? 
Physical Education and Health Education.

What do you enjoy most about JMU Swimming and Diving?
Our sisterhood.

What are your goals for this season?
Re-qualify to the NCAA Zone Meet

What are your favorite things about JMU?
The quad in the spring time, football games, sitting outside on a nice day.

What is your favorite place on campus? 
The quad

What are your favorite: 
          Foods:  Salad and Pasta
          TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Game, Scrubs
          Music: iPod- Lil Wayne

Who on the team (is):
            Silliest/goofiest: Kristen Wolla
            Most stylish: Samm Holland
            Hardest worker: Emily Vance
            Eats the most: Melissa Helock

What do you want to do after college?
Hopefully find a good job.

What is your favorite event and why? 
The athlete social, because I love meeting new people who also have a schedule like mine.

What other activities or hobbies do you enjoy? 
Watching football on Sunday nights, laying outside in the sunshine and going for a run.

The best part of your day at JMU is...
My bed after a long day.