2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 NCAA All-American Honorable Mention
2012 All-SEC Second Team
2011 SEC All-Freshmen Team
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
A ferocious diver who heads into his senior year as a threat to capture postseason honors on both springboards and on the platform … Captured the bronze medal on the one-meter at the SEC Championships with a season best score of 372.10 … Took fifth on the platform with a score of 352.90 after totaling 360.45 in prelims … Dove to 14th on the three-meter with a total of 325.40, securing team points in all three events at SEC’s … Totaled his career best on the platform with LSU’s all-time second best score of 369.90 at the Phil Hansel Invite … Scored his season best on the three-meter (375.60) at the Tennessee Diving Invite … Claimed silver on the platform with a score of 361.70 at the Tennessee Diving Invite … Earned bronze on the three-meter (356.40) and fourth on the one-meter (322.95) at the Auburn Diving Invite … Dove to second on the three-meter (346.80) in a dual win over Alabama … Racked up a pair of third place finishes on the one-meter (299.63) and on the three-meter (350.70) in a dual with Auburn … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Diverse diver who earned post-season accolades in multiple events … Became LSU’s 13th NCAA All-American on the platform after diving to a 12th place finish with a total of 324.50 … Captured a silver medal and earned All-SEC Second Team honors at the SEC Championships on the one-meter springboard with the program’s second highest all-time score of 376.55 … Posted a 22nd place finish on the one-meter (295.00) a 24th place finish on the three-meter (335.90) at NCAA’s … Finished sixth on the platform with the program’s third best all-time score of 339.90 at the conference meet …Registered a 12th place finish on the three-meter (337.00) at SEC’s … Besides NCAA’s and SEC’s, competed at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regional. Georgia Diving Invitational, the Tennessee Invitational and every dual meet … Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a one-meter 12-line total of 676.25 at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regional … Dove to his three-meter season high of 373.50 and finished in the top-6 in all three events at the Tennessee Invitational … Took fourth on the one-meter (356.95), fifth on the platform (320.00) and fifth on the one-meter (317.10) at the Georgia Diving Invitational … Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Proved to be the Tigers’ top freshman performer and one of the top newcomers in the conference … A member of the SEC All-Freshmen Team who was twice named SEC Diver of the Week … Also led the squad in two of three diving events … Recorded fifth in the three-meter competition at SEC’s with a career high of 380.70, fourth in school history … Also delivered 11th in the platform (291.00) and placed 17th in the one-meter (279.25) … Posted an eighth-place finish in the platform at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regional with a combined score of 571.00 … Tallied a two-round total of 618.50 to claim 10th in the one-meter and finished 12th in the three-meter (652.35) … Earned SEC Diver of the Week honors following his performance at the Cougar Classic Invitational where he won the platform with a program top-five score of 331.40 and dove to victory in the three-meter (369.10) … Emerged victorious in the three-meter versus nationally-ranked Florida and took runner-up honors in the one-meter en route to his first career SEC Diver of the Week accolade … Captured fourth in both the three-meter and platform in at the LSU Diving Invite … Notched seventh in the platform at the Tennessee Diving Invite (295.25) … Topped the field in the one-meter and secured second in the three-meter in a home win over Incarnate Word … Collected runner-up honors in the one-meter in a road victory over Alabama … Named the recipient of the Most Outstanding Newcomer Award at the programs’ annual Awards Banquet … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the elite diving prospects from the prep level in the country … Won the national championship in the three-meter at the 2010 USA Diving Spring Junior West Championships with a 10-dive score of 542.35 … Also captured third-place in the one-meter at that meet (432.35) … Reached the finals of the one-meter at the 2010 Speedo Junior National Championships … Also a Zone champion and Junior Olympic finalist … Coached by Joe Lyons.
Full name is Daniel John Helm … Born April 17, 1992, in Portland, Ore. … Father is Floyd Helm and mother is Lisa Bates … Has four siblings – Kevin, Rachel, Adam and Cassidy … Plans to major in finance.
DANIEL’S TOP SCORES
One-meter, 376.55, 2012 SEC Championships
Three-meter, 380.70, 2011 SEC Championships
Platform, 369.60, 2012 Phil Hansel Invite
DANIEL’S TOP 2012-13 SCORES
One-meter, 372.10, SEC Championships
Three-meter, 375.60, Tennessee Diving Invite (1/4)
Platform, 369.60, Phil Hansel Invite (11/17)