Feb. 15, 2012
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech swimming and diving head coach Courtney Shealy Hart has been appointed to serve on the NCAA Swimming and Diving Committee. Hart’s three-year term begins for the 2012-13 season.
Hart is in her third year at the helm, and the Yellow Jackets’ program has made great strides under her leadership. The team broke eight school records last season, and this season has seen a record seven student-athletes qualify for the United States Olympic Trials.
“I am very excited and honored to be selected for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Committee and to be representing the ACC,” said Hart. “Having been a Division I athlete I think I can provide some good insight and I look forward to being a contributing member to this committee.”
Hart will serve on a 10-member committee that monitors all matters related to the Division I men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships. The committee also plays a large role in conducting both NCAA Championships.
Hart was a swimming and volleyball standout at the University of Georgia, graduating cum laude in 2001 with a degree in sports studies/communications. She became the first-ever Division I female student-athlete to compete in two different sports on the same day, accomplishing that feat three times.
Hart was a United States Olympian at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, winning a pair of gold medals in the 400-meter medley relay and 400-meter freestyle relay.