Alex Skinner practices her diving skills

October 4, 2012 | 8:01 p.m. CDT
A multiple exposure sequence shows MU diver Alex Skinner diving off the one-meter springboard in practice Thursday at the MU Aquatic Center. Skinner was originally recruited to MU to be a gymnast, but after her fifth knee surgery, Skinner’s doctor told her that she could no longer do gymnastics. To her surprise, her gymnastics coach recommended she take up the sport of diving, and she joined the team last year.

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