Career Bests: One-Meter Dual (257.85); One-Meter Champ. (405.68); Three-Meter Dual (298.58); Three-Meter Champ. (522.10); Platform (481.40)
Coming off an excellent junior campaign as she earned Pac-10 Diver of the Year honors ... Considered one of the top divers in the country and primed to win a national title this year ... Strongest in platform and three-meter events ... A strong diver with a great line and excellent entry ... Carries a difficult list of dives on platform ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in three events last year ... Defending Pac-10 champion in the platform ... Hopes to train at Stanford following graduation for an opportunity to compete in the 2004 Olympics.
As a Junior in 1999-2000: Named Pac-10 Diver of the Year after winning the three-meter (486.67, 504.33 prelims), placing second in the one-meter (career-best 405.68) and fourth in the platform (399.15) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Earned three All-American honors at the NCAA Championships by placing third in the three-meter (career-best 522.10), 10th in the platform (404.55) and 14th in the one-meter (395.15) ... Captured the platform title at the NCAA Zone E Meet with a career-best score of 481.40 ... Also had strong showings in the three-meter (3rd, 518.85) and eighth in the one-meter (381.55) ... Finished second in the platform (418.95, 1/9/00) and ninth in the one-meter (371.10 semis, 194.95 prelims, 1/6/00) at the 2000 All-American meet hosted by Texas ... Won one-meter dual competitions versus California, USC and Arizona State.
As a Sophomore in 1998-1999: Competed in all three events at the NCAA Championships, scoring in two ... Just missed making the finals in the platform competition, finishing ninth ... Placed 16th in the one-meter and 28th in the three-meter events ... Pac-10 champion off the platform (628.35), beating defending champion Kim Powers and breaking former Stanford diver Megan Gardner's Pac-10 meet record ... Finished fourth off the three-meter board (496.45) as the Cardinal went one, two, four, six ... Finished fifth in the one-meter competition (386.20) ... Runner-up to Kim Powers in the platform (370.55) at the Zone E Championships ... Finished third in the three-meter (482.15) and sixth in the one-meter (394.05) ... Won the platform competition (354.35) and finished sixth in the three-meter (440.20) at the USC Invitational ... Finished third in both one-meter (402.50) and platform (385.20), as well as fourth in three-meter (481.90) at the Georgia Invitational.
As a Freshman in 1997-1998: Finished eighth in the one-meter (373.40) at the Zone E Championships ... Placed fourth in the three-meter at the Pac-10 Championships (441.35) ... Placed eighth in the one-meter event (327.10) ... Placed fourth in both the one-meter and three-meter events at the 1998 Bruin Invitational.
International/National Competition: Finished third at the Senior Nationals and 10th at the Olympic Trials in the platform event during the summer of 2000 ... Competed in the 2000 Zone D Meet, placing second in the three-meter (437.30) and seventh in the platform (459.84) ... Also competed in the 2000 U.S. National Indoor Diving Championships ... Finished sixth in the three-meter and 12th in the one-meter at the 1997 Junior Olympic Nationals ... Three-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... Four-time Senior National Qualifier.
High School: Four-time All-American at Polytechnic High School ... Coached by Charlene Beerman ... Four-time All-American and All-League selection, as well as CIF Champion and CIF record holder ... AP Honor Scholar ... Cum Laude Society Member ... Graduated #4 in her high school class ... Four-year member of the Honor Roll ... Coached by Charlene Beerman.
Club: Club team is Rose Bowl Aquatics ... Coached by Jeff Stable and Tom Scotty.
Personal: Human Biology major ... Daughter of Tom and Molly Sones ... Father, Tom, was a linebacker and Stanford football letterwinner in 1970 and 1971, playing in the 1971 and 1972 Rose Bowls ... Mother, Molly, played on the men's (not women's) tennis team at Santa Clara.
Coaching Staff on Sones: "Erin is probably considered one of the top divers in the country. She'll be vying to win a national title this year in both the three-meter and platform events."