Three Diving Tigers Receive SEC Honors
“This is a terrific honor for Juan, Lizzie, Aimee,” said LSU diving head coach Doug Shaffer. “These honors represent their hard work which led to excellent individual performances at the SEC Championships. To be recognized in the elite of the elite at the SEC level is an honor and I am very proud of them.”
Celaya-Hernandez was named to the Men’s All-SEC First Team for the second time in his career following a season that featured winning 21 out of 32 events over his junior season. He was named SEC Male Diver of the Week four times. At the 2019 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, he claimed the gold medal on the one-meter springboard with a score of 440.30 and took the bronze on the platform with a score of 409.35. At the 2019 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, he won the one-meter consolation final after diving to a score of 803.10. He followed that performance up with a third-place finish on platform, diving to a score of 435.80 to earn him the title of NCAA All-American.
Cui was named to the Women’s All-SEC Second Team for the second time in her career after a very successful senior campaign where she was named SEC Women’s Diver of the Week twice. At the 2019 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Cui claimed the silver medal on both the one-meter and three-meter springboards with scores of 349.35 and 388.40, respectively. At the 2019 NCAA Championships, she finished in fourth place on the one-meter and seventh place on the three-meter, earning All-American honors for both events.
Wilson was a steady force for the Tigers throughout her freshman season, earning All-SEC Second Team and All-Freshman Team honors. She was the SEC Women’s Diver of the Week after a two-win performance against Incarnate Word and Delta State. At the 2019 SEC Championships, she took home the bronze medal on the one-meter after diving to a score of 316.85. She finished in eighth place on the three-meter with a score of 321.15 and earned a 12th-place finish on the platform with a score of 243.00. The Calgary, Canada native qualified for the 2019 NCAA Championships on both springboard events as well as platform. At the NCAA Championship, she finished in 27th and 25th place on the one-meter and three-meter springboards, respectively.
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