Celaya Receives SEC Diver of the Week Honors

by Fraser McAlpine
Celaya Receives SEC Diver of the Week Honors

BATON ROUGE, La.- Freshman Juan Celaya has been named SEC Male Diver of the Week in an announcement by the SEC office in Birmingham, Ala. on Tuesday.

Celaya, a native of Mexico, broke the both the school and pool record in the three-meter, scoring a 431.80 against Auburn to break Sean McKinney’s record (425.70) by six points in his debut collegiate performance. He also took first in the one-meter where he finished with a score of 392.85, placing him second on LSU’s All-Time list. Celaya beat the field by an average of 58 points in his events.

“It’s a tremendous honor for Juan,” said LSU diving coach Doug Shaffer. “He works very hard in practice and has high goals and aspirations.”

To come out with a freshman debut like that in his first competition shows you the kind of talent he has and the bright future he has ahead of him. We’re proud of him, and we’re looking forward to watching him the rest of his career here.”

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