Beyond Bounds: Queen Of The Diving Board & The Alaskan Wilderness

Posted: March 17, 2013 by sykose in Cave diving, Water
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Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:

Macalester junior diver Renee Jordan not only owns every school record, but the All-American is headed to the national championships March 20-23. (credit: Christopher Mitchell / Sport Shot Photo)

Macalester junior diver Renee Jordan not only owns every school record, but the All-American is headed to the national championships March 20-23.
(credit: Christopher Mitchell / Sport Shot Photo)

Macalester junior Renee Jordan has crossed paths with black bears, she’s nearly biked into a moose, and even plans to ascend Mount McKinley in her father’s footsteps.

However, the Anchorage, Ala., native does have one fear.

At last year’s MIAC Championships, the diver had an off moment during a reverse one-and-a-half pike that left her right hand connecting with the board, shattering it.

Not only did it make doing simple things such as completing school work difficult for months, it instilled fear in Jordan’s typically fearlessness demeanor on the diving board.

Renee Jordan

Renee Jordan

Lucky for Jordan, that’s when golf coach Tomas Adalsteinsson, who has a Masters in sports psychology, took some time to help bring back her bravado.

“Getting over…

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