Abbey Yates
Diving

Abbey Yates

Diving

Year Sophomore
Height 5-6
Hometown Dunwoody, Ga.
Last School Dunwoody
Club Team Atlanta Diving Association
Abbey Yates

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll

 

2017-18 (Sophomore): Competed in four dual meets for the Yellow Jackets … Missed part of the season due to an injury … Recorded new career-high scores of 251.55 in the 1-meter dive and 267.90 in the 3-meter dive … Finished second in the 3-meter springboard dive (267.90) versus Delta State … Placed fourth in the 1-meter dive (221.40) in the dual meet versus Emory … Finished seventh overall in the 1-meter dive (216.15) and eighth in the 3-meter dive (223.58) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Posted a pair of eighth-place finishes in the 1-meter (217.05) and 3-meter (223.80) dives at Georgia … Also posted a score of 256.65 in the 3-meter dive versus Emory and a 251.55 mark in the 1-meter dive at home against Delta State … A member of the team’s Leadership Council.

2016-17 (Freshman): Added depth to the diving line-up for the Jackets … Turned in season-best scores of 226.13 in the 1-meter dive, 220.80 in the 3-meter dive and 159.80 in the platform dive on the year … Finished fifth in both the 1-meter (202.13) and 3-meter (214.58) dives in the season-opening event versus Georgia Southern … Placed sixth in the 3-meter dive (217.13) versus Alabama … Also finished seventh in the 3-meter dive versus Boston College and Pitt (220.80), as well as against Georgia (207.30) … Finished seventh overall in the 1-meter dive (226.13) against Alabama … Competed for the Jackets at the 2017 ACC Championships in the 1-meter (211.50), 3-meter (209.25) and platform (149.85) diving events.

Before Tech: Lettered for four years as a diver on the swimming and diving team under coaches Corky Gibbons and Kyle Sbaratta at Dunwoody High School … A team captain her senior season … Was also a cheerleader for one year …. Led her team to the DeKalb County Swimming and Diving Championship title in 2016 … A four-time DeKalb County Diving Champion in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 … Tabbed the team MVP in 2014 and 2016 … Set the Dunwoody High School diving record with 389.4 points in 11 dives in 2015, before breaking it 2016 with a score of 445.9 in 11 dives … Named one of 11 Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Dean’s Scholars … A four-year member of the Principal’s List … Graduated in the top-10 percent of her class … A member of the National Honor Society, the National Social Studies Honor Society, the National German Honor Society and the National Beta Club … Served as part of the Student Government Association for four years, including being the sophomore class vice president (2013-14) and the freshman class secretary (2012-13) … Was the Special Needs Students and Student Body Incorporation Program President for two years in 2014-16 … A Georgia Governor’s Honors Program Social Studies Finalist in 2015.

Personal: Full name is Anne Bordeaux Yates … Goes by Abbey … Born May 8, 1998 … Daughter of Allen, Jr. and Mindy Yates … Has a brother named Trey and a sister named Lucy … Father played tennis for the U.S. Naval Academy from 1988-90 … Brother, Trey, is a tennis player at the University of Kentucky … Enjoys reading and making desserts … Was a former gymnast … Chose Tech because of the strength of academics and the quality of the swimming and diving program, coaches and facilities … Plans to major in business administration.

 

Yates’ Career Top Scores (through 4/1/18)
EVENT POINTS MEET
1-meter 251.55 vs. Delta State (10/28/17)
3-meter 267.90 vs. Delta State (10/28/17)
Platform 159.80 2016 Georgia Tech Invitational