Graduate Assistant Coach
Jessica Livingston joins the Crimson Tide this season as a graduate assistant coach. In addition to working with the Alabama diving corps, she will be pursuing a Master's of Business Administration at the Captstone.
"Jessica certainly knows what it takes to be successful at the highest levels of the sport," Alabama head coach Eric McIlquham said. "I know that she'll be able to make our already great diving program even better by imparting her knowledge of what it takes to be a champion."
The 2007 NCAA Platform Diving Champion, Livingston was a five-time All-American and four-time Big 12 diving champion for the University of Texas from 2005-09. She also led the Longhorns to four Big 12 titles, earning MVP honors each year.
On the USA Diving front, she won four national titles, taking top honors off the platform in 2006 as well as combining with Laura Wilkinson in 2005, 2007 and 2008 to win the U.S. Synchronized Platform titles. She also finaled at two USA Olympic Trials, taking fourth off the platform in 2004 and fifth in 2005 as well as finishing runner-up with Wilkinson in the synchronized platform event at the 2008 trials.
As a member of the United States National Team, Livingston competed at the 2005 FINA Grand Prix in China, the China FINA Open in 2008 and the AT&T USA FINA Grand Prix in 2008.
An outstanding student, Livingston earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2007 and was a four-year member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. She also earned the Janet Hauber Academic Excellence Award in 2009 and the Darrell K. Royal Endowed Presidential Scholarship and the Good Right Arm Advertising Scholarship in 2007 and 2006 respectively.
After graduating from Texas with an advertising degree, Livingston joined the staff at Ramser Media, a publication house in Texas. She followed that with a stint as a performer with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line on the ship Oasis of the Sea, taking part in the creation and implementation of a new full-production show.