Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan, University of Georgia diver from Elk River, capped off a stellar performance at the NCAA Championships with a third-place finish in the platform event Saturday evening. A senior in her final collegiate meet, Ryan won gold medals in one-meter diving on Thursday and three-meter on Friday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s Laura Ryan has captured her second gold medal in diving at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, and will go for the hat trick Saturday when the three-day meet concludes. Ryan, a University of Georgia senior, won the three-meter crown on Friday at the University of Minnesota, on the [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s Laura Ryan emerged as NCAA champion in one-meter diving on Thursday, in the Georgia senior’s first-ever collegiate appearance in her home state. Ryan became Georgia’s first-ever NCAA champion in diving as she scored 338.60 points, with family and friends looking on a the University of Minnesota Aquatic [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River native Laura Ryan will cap off her outstanding college diving career this week in Minneapolis as her team, defending national champion Georgia, competes in the NCAA swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota. In the Zone B qualifiers in North Carolina last week, Ryan won the [...]

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Elk River’s Laura Ryan was among 11 University of Georgia student-athletes inducted into the college’s Student-Athlete Leadership Academy on Monday, Oct. 21. Ryan, a senior diver, was picked to represent the women’s swimming team. She helped the Bulldogs capture the NCAA championship last March when she placed fifth in platform diving and 12th in 3-meter [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Laura Ryan has enjoyed an exception diving career as an individual and in duo’s. Last week, the former Elk River state champion experienced one of the pinnacles of sports from a team standpoint — she helped Georgia capture the NCAA swimming and diving championship. “This is so exciting. It’s [...]

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ura Ryan, the former state diving champion for Elk River currently competing in the USA Olympic trials, has reached the 10-meter platform finals but occupies 12th place after a disappointing semifinal round. “Prelims went really well, and I was in fourth place,” said Ryan, by phone Friday from Seattle, “but the semifinals were a nightmare.” [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River diver Laura Ryan, who has both a state high school championship and a Big Ten title on her resume, is competing for a spot on the Olympic team this week. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Ryan, 19, by phone from Seattle on Monday. “I’m excited that [...]

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