Position
Diving
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Windermere, Fla.
High School
Olympia HS

LSU Record Holder in Platform Diving
2008 SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year
2008 Men’s Second Team All-SEC
2008 Men’s SEC All-Freshman Team

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08)
The top freshman diver in the conference and one of the best first-year divers in the country … Named the SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year and earned All-SEC Second Team and SEC All-Freshman Team honors … Placed 15th in both the 3-meter and 1-meter springboards at the NCAA Zone ‘B’ Regional … Broke the LSU platform record at the SECs with a final score of 431.55 to take runner-up honors … Crushed the previous mark held by current diver Niko Dalman (289.15) … Recorded a career-high score of 376.90 in the 3-meter at the SECs … Finished in the top-five in all three diving events at the SECs … Named SEC Freshman of the Week after sweeping both the 1-meter and 3-meter events against No. 5 Florida … Notched fourth-place at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a six-dive total of 327.85 … Seized the 1-meter title versus Delta State with a career-high score of 348.75 … Part of a 1-2-3 finish in the 3-meter springboard versus the eighteenth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies … Captured second place in the 1-meter at Alabama (318.50).

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top diving prospects in the state of Florida … A three-time All-American at Olympia High School … Earned FHSAA Class 3A runner-up honors twice … Qualified for the finals at the Junior Olympics and Senior Nationals … Placed as high as seventh in the nation in the Junior Olympic platform competition … Finished first in the 1-meter and second in the 3-meter at the 2007 Junior Olympic Spring Regional Championships.

PERSONAL
Born July 19, 1989 in Royal Oak, Mich. … Parents are David and Kim Neubacher … Has one younger brother, Tom … Currently undecided on a major.

MICHAEL’S TOP SCORES
1-meter (six dives), 348.75, 2008 vs. Delta State
3-meter (six dives), 376.50, 2008 SEC Championships
Platform (six dives), 431.55*, 2008 SEC Championships

* – indicates school record

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