Rob Cragg began his intercollegiate diving career at the
As a sophomore in 1972-73, Cragg continued his high-flying escapades in swimming pools up and down the East Coast, soaring to a season-high score of 318.05 on the one-meter against Cornell on December 9, 1972. His three-meter high score of the season came against Navy on February 28, 1973 when he scored 299.00 points as Penn fell to the Midshipmen by three points. After finishing fifth at the Easterns, Cragg competed at the
Cragg continued his reign as one of the premier divers on the East Coast as a junior in 1973-74. He won five one-meter competitions with his best performance of the season coming against Lehigh (315.60 points) on February 20, 1974. On the three-meter board, Cragg won four events throughout the season, scoring a season high 311.60 against Cornell on December 8, 1973. He was again named to the All-Ivy team and went on to compete in the NCAA Diving Championships where he was named to the All-American Swimming and Diving Team by finishing sixth on the one-meter springboard and ninth on the three-meter board.
In 1974-75, Cragg capped his highly successful intercollegiate career with All-Ivy honors for the third year. He was also named the 1975 Irwin Waldman Award winner as Penn's Most Inspirational Athlete. Cragg won both the one and three-meter diving competitions in 11 of the Quakers' 13 meets that season. His best performance on the three-meter board that campaign came against archrival Princeton, as Cragg scored a career-best 337.50 to finish first. Cragg set a career mark on the one-meter board with a score of 344.90 points on February 5, 1975 against
Upon completion of the dual-meet season, Cragg continued his senior year successes by winning the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Championship on the one-meter springboard and finishing second on the three-meter board. He then went on to
After college, Cragg continued with his diving. In 1976, he earned a spot on the United States Olympic Team. In
"I always wanted Rob to come back and coach here. He is a Penn graduate and there is nothing like that. He has a great ability to articulate what he wants. Rob is very verbal and he always gets the best out of his divers . . . Overall, he presents the best image of