Swimming & Diving


Dana  Gau
Dana Gau


Waukesha, Wis.

High School:
Waukesha West H.S.



Top Scores:

• 1 Meter Diving: 274.50 (FAU, 12/19/12)

• 3 Meter Diving: 252.68 (SBC Championships, 12/19/12)

• Platform Dive: 163.95 (Hawkeye Invitational, 11/30/12)


• Named WAC Diver of the Week (12/25/12)

• Finished first in the 1-meter dive and second in the 3-meter dive at FAU (12/19/12)

• Placed first in both the 3-meter dive and the 1-meter dive at Wyoming (1/12/13)

• Took second in both the 1-meter dive and the 3-meter dive at Utah (1/18/13)

• Placed third in both the 3-meter dive and the 1-meter dive at BYU (1/19/13)

• Academic All-WAC


• Scored a third-place finish in the 1-M dive at the SBC Championships (02/22/12), becoming the first DU women's diver to medal since joining the Sun Belt in 2001

• Finished second in the 3-M event at Florida Atlantic (12/17/11)

• Placed first at Cal Poly in the 3-M dive (10/29/11)

• Named to the SBC Academic Honor Roll

Before Denver:

• Dove for Waukesha West H.S. all four years

• Competed in state competition three times

• Holds a record for a six-dive meet at Waukesha West H.S.

• Placed seventh in state competition in her senior year

• Won conference and sectional championships in her senior year

• Named to Diving Academic All-State and to Diving All-State Honorable Mention

• Also competed for gymnastics club team and high school track and field team

• Competed in state competition four of the ten years participated in gymnastics

• Participated in the pole-vaulting and sprinting events for track and field for two years


• Born June 3, 1993 in Waukesha, Wis.

• Daughter of Amy and Stephen Gau

• Participated in French Club

• Volunteered as a diving coach for the Optimist Swimming and Diving Meets

• Chose DU for its campus, location and the cohesiveness of the swimming and diving team

• Was also recruited by Denison, St. Cloud State, Northern Iowa, Wisconsin-Greenbay, Kenyon College, Hartwick College and Tulane

• Enjoys going to concerts and hanging out with friends

• Psychology major

• Plans to major in marketing and minor in French



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