David "Skippy" Browning
David "Skippy" Browning began diving in Corpus Christi when he was 4 years old. Before his death at the age of 25 in a Navy jet crash, Browning was recognized as the best springboard diver in the world. Browning won eight national AAU diving championships and two NCAA crowns. He was a three-time Southwest Conference one- and three-meter diving champ. He was a three-time All-American (1950-1952) and was the Olympic gold medalist at the 1952 games in Helsinki. He was a member of the Helms Hall Diving Hall of Fame as well as the University of Texas Longhorn Hall of Honor. Browning was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1962.