Brandon Watson Athlete Profile

Brandon Watson

Position: Diving Height: 6-1 Weight: 178 Roster Years: 2006-2007 | 2009-2012 Hometown: Riverton, UT Last School: Riverton High School

Personal

  • Parents are Doug Watson and Pam Esmay
  • Majoring in business

Before BYU

  • Four-year letterwinner at Riverton High School
  • Two silver medals at the 2006 Junior Nationals
  • Fifth-place finish at the 2006 Senior Nationals
  • Qualified for the Junior World Team
  • High school All-American

2006-2007 | Freshman Year

  • Won the 1-meter (344.80) and 3-meter (393.65) Mountain West Conference titles at Conference Championships
  • Placed second on the platform at MWCC
  • Earned MWC Diver of the Year and helped lead BYU to a second-place finish at MWCC
  • Two-time MWC Diver of the Week
  • Named to the All-MWC team for his performance at MWCC
  • Placed second on the 3-meter board at NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals
  • Placed fifth nationally on the 3-meter (385.85), earning first-team All-America honors
  • Placed 16th nationally on the 1-meter board (322.15), earning second-team All-America honors

2009-2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Placed fourth on the 3-meter at NCAA Championships with a final score of 440.05, a season-high
  • Placed seventh in the 1-meter event with a final score of 376.90
  • Named Mountain West Conference Diver of the Year after winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter at the MWC Championships 
  • Earned a season-high 396.15 on the 1-meter during the finals of the MWCC
  • Tallied a season-high 373.15 on the 5-meter platform at MWCC, placing second overall 
  • Earned a season-high 440.05 on the 3-meter while moving from sixth to fourth at the NCAA Championships
  • Earned All-MWC and Academic All-MWC
  • Tallied four MWC Diver of the Week awards
  • Tallied 11 dual meet wins
  • Finished first on the 3-meter against PAC-10 schools at the Wildcat Invitational
  • Competed in the AT&T Diving National Championships and won first place in the 1-meter competition with a total score of 398.85 and third place in the 3-meter with a total score of 459.20.

2010-2011 | Junior Year

  • Won the MWC Diver of the Year award
  • BYU swim and dive teams only current All-American
  • Won the 2011 USA Diving Winter National Championship title in the 1-meter with a final score of 443.20
  • Placed fourth in the consolation final of the 1-meter at NCAAs with a score of 368.95
  • Placed second in the 3-meter at NCAA Zone E champs with a final of 767.85
  • At the MWCC, he took first in the 1-meter with a score of 348.40 and third in the platform with a score of 297.05
  • Recorded 14 first place finishes in dual meets
  • Tallied three MWC Diver of the Week awards
  • Received the Academic All-Conference award