Career Highlights: A member of the national team for a decade, Viola enters her first Olympics as the United States' best hope for a medal in the female platform competition. Viola missed the 2010 season while recovering from two foot surgeries but has come back better than ever, establishing herself as clearly the nation's top female platform diver by taking first place at last year's Winter championships and AT&T National Championships, and also at June's Olympic trials. Internationally, she finished second at the 2009 USA Diving Grand Prix, and sixth in the same event earlier this year. Viola is the daughter of former major league pitcher Frank Viola, who won the 1987 World Series and 1988 AL Cy Young Award with the Minnesota Twins. Brittany Viola competed internationally in gymnastics as a child, but switched to diving at age 13 because she didn't want to move away from her family to train.