Celaya-Hernandez Named SEC Male Diver of the Week

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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Celaya-Hernandez Named SEC Male Diver of the Week

BATON ROUGE – LSU diver Juan Celaya-Hernandez has been named SEC Male Diver of the Week, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. This is the tenth time Celaya-Hernandez has been awarded SEC Diver of the Week in his career.

Celaya-Hernandez started his senior season off with a bang this past Friday against No. 15 Alabama. He won the three-meter with a score of 454.35 and the one-meter with a score of 383.70. He won three-meter by over 76 points and one-meter by over 41 points.

“This is a great accomplishment for Juan,” said LSU head diving coach Doug Shaffer. “The past year in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics has been spent focusing on Three-Meter Synchro diving only. With that, we have spent very little time on the one-meter springboard. So this past Friday was an opportunity to dust off some cobwebs on some dives we have not been competing for quite some time. It was fun to see Juan be successful at those events.”

Celeya-Hernandez and the Tiger divers will be back in action November 19-21 as they will be in Austin, Texas for the Texas Diving Invitational. 

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