Averly Hobbs was a gymnast before she made the transition to diving. After all, she already knew how to flip. The hard part, as she puts it, was learning to land on her head — in the water, that is.
Once the Chatfield High School diver figured that out, the sport came naturally to Hobbs, who has been named the 2014-15 Columbine Courier Female Athlete of the Year.
She was a four-time top-four finisher at the 5A state championships, including a pair of runner-up finishes.