Conroe ISD dedicated its natatorium April 1 to Olympic gold medalist Laura Wilkinson. Wilkinson is a three-time Olympian who won a gold medal in platform diving at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Wilkinson's website lists her hometown as The Woodlands. Her four children attend CISD schools, according to a news release April 3.

According to the release, Wilkinson also won gold at the 2004 World Cup and the 2005 World Championships. The honor inducted her as the first woman to win all three world titles. She is also the only American diver to win gold at the Goodwill Games in 1998.

In addition to her international success, the release stated Wilkinson earned 19 USA Diving National Titles, and was a two-time NCAA Champion and eight-time NCAA All-American at The University of Texas. She is also a member of five different halls of fame: The University of Texas Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Texas Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame, the World Acrobatics Society Gallery of Legends, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

The 1,000-seat natatorium is located at the south end of Woodforest Bank Stadium,19133 David Memorial Drive, in Shenandoah. The building, which opened in 2008, features a 65-meter stretch aquatic arena with more than 16,000 square feet of water surface to accommodate swimming, diving and water polo competitions as well as other noncompetitive aquatic events, including instructional, recreational and swim safety programs.

The natatorium, according to the district's website, was part of CISD's 2004 bond referendum included in the sports complex package along with the Woodforest Bank Stadium.