School Record Holder on One-Meter
Two-time Silver Medalist on One-Meter
2015 Silver Medalist on Platform
2013 Bronze Medalist on One-Meter
2012 NCAA All-American Honorable Mention
2012 and 2015 All-SEC Second Team
2011 SEC All-Freshmen Team
SENIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Qualified for NCAA Championships for the second time in his career ... Earned his second silver medal at SEC Championships on one-meter with a school-record score of 421.25 ... Added a silver medal on platform with the second-highest score in school history (416.80) at conference championships ... Finished fourth on three-meter at the conference championships with the second-highest score in school history (424.75) ... Compiled a score of 386.85 on platform for a second-place finish and a score of 370.85 for a fourth-place finish on three-meter at the Texas A&M Invite ... Took first on one-meter and finished second on three-meter in the LSU win over Incarnate Word ... Against Tennessee, finished second on three-meter and third on one-meter ... Wrapped up the regular season with a second-place finish on one-meter and third-place finish on three-meter against Texas A&M ... Named to the All-SEC Second Team ... Earned his fourth varsity letter.
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 ... Graduated in May 2015 with a degree in sports administration with a sports commerce concentration.
HELM’S TOP SCORES
One-meter, 411.30*, 2015 SEC Championships
Three-meter, 424.75, 2015 SEC Championships
Platform, 416.80, 2015 SEC Championships
HELM’S TOP 2012-13 SCORES
One-meter, 411.30, SEC Championships
Three-meter, 424.75, SEC Championships
Platform, 416.80, SEC Championships