Celaya-Hernandez, Wilson Named SEC Divers of the Week

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Celaya-Hernandez, Wilson Named SEC Divers of the Week

BATON ROUGEJuan Celaya-Hernandez and Aimee Wilson have been named SEC Divers of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.  

Celaya-Hernandez was named Men’s Diver of the Week for the second week in row. This is the first time that Aimee Wilson has been named SEC Women’s Diver of the Week.  

“This is a terrific recognition for both Juan and Aimee,” said LSU head diving coach Doug Shaffer. “They really stepped up this past weekend with excellent performances in both of their events. I am proud of their accomplishments.”

Against Incarnate Word and Delta State, Celaya-Hernandez set the pool record on one-meter with a score of 438.35 and three-meter with a score of 460.00. The one-meter pool record was set by Olympian and NCAA Champion Chris Colwill of Georgia 12 years ago. 

Wilson earned the first victory of her young career against Incarnate Word and Delta State as the freshman won the three-meter with a score of 373.85. On the one-meter, Wilson dove to a score of 310.60 to finish in second place.  

Wilson broke the three-meter pool record which was set by Olympian and NCAA Champion Jaele Patrick of Texas A&M in 2012.

“Aimee had the best performance of her LSU career on the three-meter setting a new pool record,” said Shaffer. “Aimee now sits second on the all-time list for three-meter.”

Both Celaya-Hernandez and Wilson will be back in action this Saturday, January 19 as the Tigers take on Texas A&M in College Station.

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