LSU Gold

Juan Celaya-Hernandez Season 2016-17

San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico
High School
Preparatoria 16 Uanl

Olympic Qualifier (Mexico)
7x SEC Champion (One-Meter x3, Platform x3, Three-Meter x1)
School Records: 1-Meter, 3-Meter, Platform

SEC Record: 1-Meter, Platform
15x NCAA Qualifier
NCAA All-American: Three-Meter (x4), One-Meter (x3), Platform
Honorable Mention All-American: One-Meter (x2), Platform (x2)
4x All-SEC First Team
4X All-SEC Second Team
18x SEC Male Diver of the Week
SEC Male Freshman of the Week
SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year
SEC Championship Male Diver of the Meet (x4)
First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017-2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Celaya-Hernandez’s Top Scores
One-Meter – 479.10* 2018 SEC Championships
Three-Meter – 482.95* Auburn Diving Invite
Platform – 496.55* 2017 SEC Championships

Started out the season sweeping the springboard events against Grand Canyon with a 423.90 score on the one-meter and a 416.10 on the three-meter… At the Rocky Mountain Invitational, he swept the springboard events for the second straight meet scoring a 437.05 on the one-meter and 434.25 on the three-meter… Against Alabama, swept the springboard events for the third time in three tries with a 402.30 on the one-meter and 443.10 on the three-meter… At the Texas Diving Invitational, won the one-meter with a final score of 414.45, which led to his third SEC Male Diver of the Week honor on the season… At the Auburn Diving Invitational, swept the springboard events for the fourth time this season with 382.75 on the one-meter and 430.80 on the three-meter; claimed second place on platform with a final score of 374.50… Against Texas A&M, he swept the springboard events with a 388.95 on one-meter and 447.15 on three-meter… At the 2022 SEC Championships, claimed two gold medals on three-meter and platform; he is a first-time SEC Champion on three-meter after finishing with a score of 459.75 and three-time SEC Champion on platform finishing with a score of 430.55; claimed bronze on one-meter with a score of 404.25… At the NCAA Zone D regional, claimed a spot in NCAA Championships for all three events: one-meter (Final: 814.35; Prelim: 413.65), three-meter (Final: 903.00; Prelim: 422.95), and platform (Final: 696.10; Prelim: 409.85)… At the NCAA Championships, he closed his career as a Tiger with two bronze finishes in the three-meter (459.20) and one-meter (413.20); also claimed 18th place on platform with a final score of 323.20

Started off the season against Alabama by sweeping the springboard events and earning SEC Diver of the Week honors… Dove to a score of 454.35 on the Three-Meter Springboard and 383.70 on the One-Meter Springboard to claim the victories… Once again earned SEC Diver of the Week honors after his performance at the Texas Diving Invitational where he won the One-Meter Springboard with a score of 423.00 and came in second on both the Three-Meter Springboard and Platform with scores of 467.55 and 466.05… Against Texas A&M he won both the One-Meter Springboard and Three-Meter Springboard events with scores of 405.22 and 441.00… At the Auburn Diving Invitational, he won both the Three and One-Meter Springboard with scores of 473.85 and 398.90… At the 2021 SEC Championships, he claimed the gold on one meter with a score of 440.45… He then finished in second place on three-meter and fourth place on platform with scores of 472.40 and 345.50… At the 2021 Zone D Diving Regional, he finished in first place on the One-Meter Springboard with a score of 440.45… He also finished in second place on both three-meter and platform with scores of 854.55 and 793.80, qualifying him for the NCAA Championships in all three events… At the 2021 NCAA Championships, earned the status of All-American on all three events he competed in… Was named an All-American on both One-Meter and Three-Meter after earning the bronze on both with scores of 405.25 and 452.50… Was named an Honorable Mention All-American on Platform after finishing in fifth place in the Consolation Final with a score of 348.00… Closed out the championships as the highest diving point scorer and one of only three divers to score on all three events… Qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the three-meter synchronized diving event with his partner Yahel Castillo on June 18… Competed among the eight-best pairs in the country and finished fourth with a score of 400.14; had the bronze in tow before Germany’s pair made their best dive in the final attempt

Won 18 of 24 events. Named SEC Male Diver of the Week four times after performances against Navy and UCONN where he won both springboard events with scores of 405.70 and 471.35 on the one-meter and three-meter, respectively, Florida where he won the one-meter and three-meter with scores of 429.75 and 478.13, Incarnate Word and Delta State where he won the on-meter with a score of 438.35 and the three meter with a score of 460.00 to take the Gold in both events, and at the Georgia Diving Invite where his 382.90 on the one-meter and 428.50 on the three-meter was more than enough to sweep the events … Swept the springboard events against Kentucky with scores of 399.98 and 438.60 on the one-meter and three-meter … Took the three-meter and platform gold at the Auburn Diving Invite with scores of 447.30 and 384.75, respectively … 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.

NCAA First-Team All-American on 1-meter and 3-meter … NCAA Honorable Mention on platform … Named First Team All-SEC … Named SEC Diver of the Week three times throughout the season … Won 9 of 10 events in dual-meet competitions … Undefeated through first three dual meets … Took gold on both springboards at the Art Adamson Invitational … Finished second on platform … Broke his own school record on 3-meter at the Auburn Invitational, scoring a 482.95 … Also took gold on one-meter and bronze on platform … Won the 3-meter at the Tennessee Invitational while finishing second on one-meter and platform … Won the SEC Championships in both 1-meter and platform … Broke both his own school record and the SEC record on 1-meter with a 479.10 and had a season-high score on platform … Finished second on 3-meter as well … Qualified for NCAA Zone Championships on all three boards … NCAA Qualifier in all three events after taking first on three-meter, second on one-meter, and eighth on platform … Excelled at NCAA Championships, finishing fourth on three-meter, seventh on one-meter, and 15th on platform … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

One of the most decorated divers in school history … Garnered first place on both one and three-meter in his collegiate debut against Auburn, breaking the school record and LSU pool record on three-meter … Tallied two first-place finishes on three-meter and platform and took second on one-meter at the Art Adamson Invite … Grabbed gold on both springboards and fourth overall on platform at the Auburn Diving Invitational … . At the Tennessee Diving Invitational, came in first overall on one-meter and platform, taking the bronze on platform … Placed first and second on three-meter and one-meter respectively in a home dual meet against Alabama … At the SEC Championships, finishes in the top-two in all three events, taking gold on platform and silver on both springboards … Also broke the SEC Meet record and school record on platform with a score of 496. Broke the school record on both springboards at SEC Championships, scoring a 467.05 on one-meter and a 469.95 on three-meter, earning SEC Diver of the Meet accolades … Earned SEC Male Diver of the Week honors two times (Auburn, Art Adamson) … Received SEC Male Freshman of the Week accolades for his performance at the Tennessee Diving Invite and the dual meet against Alabama … NCAA qualifier on both springboards and platform … Took first in the finals on both one-meter and three-meter at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships, compiling two-list scores of 828 and 895.50, respectively … Also claimed second on platform at Zones with a two-list score of 839 … Placed third in the nation on three-meter at the NCAA Championships to earn first-team All-America honors … Also received honorable mention All-America accolades for placing ninth on one-meter at the NCAA Championships … Voted SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year … Named to the first-year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

A 13-time Mexican junior national champion … A two-time Pan American junior national champion on one-meter and three-meter as a member of the Mexican national team.

Born on September 1, 1998 … Parents are Juan Manuel Celaya and Liliana Hernandez … Has one sister – Ana … Majoring in civil engineering.

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