LSU’s record holder on the three-meter springboard
2013 NCAA Qualifier
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Realized his talent and potential and put together his best season to date … Set the LSU all-time three-meter record with a score of 415.50 at the Auburn Diving Invitational … Qualified for the NCAA Championships after a fourth place finish on the three-meter at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals … Secured his bid to the national meet with a 12-line total of 769.95, including his second career best three-meter score of 393.60 in the final round … Narrowly missed making the finals on the platform by .10 points at the NCAA Championships after diving to LSU’s fifth best all-time score of 318.10 … Barely missed earning a second dive on the three-meter and ended his round with a score of 343.60 at NCAA’s … Placed fourth on the three-meter at the SEC Championships with a score of 391.40 … Scored points on the platform (314.35- 12th) and on the one-meter (287.30- 14th) at SEC’s … Totaled his career high on the one-meter (334.80) in a fourth place finish and took third on the platform (313.85) at the Phil Hansel Invitational … Ended his one-meter run in fourth place with a total of 318.25 at the Auburn Diving Invite … Complied an eighth place finish on the three-meter (335.70) and a 10th place finish on the platform (302.60) at the Tennessee Diving Invite … Posted a three-meter score of 371.63 in a first place performance in a dual with Texas A&M … Won the three-meter (349.73) and took second on the one-meter (315.34) in a dual victory over Alabama … Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Battled at every opportunity in all three dives to score points for the Tigers … Competed at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals, the SEC Championships, the Tennessee Invitational, the Georgia Diving Invitational and every dual meet … Notched the highest three-meter dive (337.50) for the Tigers in an 11th place finish at the SEC Championships … Posted a platform mark of 271.70 and a one-meter springboard mark of 255.80 at SEC’s … Finished 13th on the three-meter with a 12-line total of 649.25 after scoring 317.85 in the prelims and 331.40 at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regionals … Registered 19th on the one-meter with a score of 275.50 at Zone’s … Recorded a mark of 274.35 on the three-meter at the Georgia Diving Invitational … Earned third and fourth place finishes on the three-meter with a season high 338.55 and on the one-meter with a season high 307.13, respectively, in a two-point victory over Alabama … Cranked out a fifth place finish on the three-meter (338.25) and a sixth place finish on the one-meter (289.40) in a meet against Texas A&M … Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Made solid contributions to the diving ranks in his first season … Scored in two of three events at the SEC Championships and qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Regional … Dove to 10th in the three-meter at SEC’s with a 332.90 score and notched 16th in the one-meter (282.25) … Also placed 20th in the platform competition (235.80) … Recorded 10th in the platform at Zone’s with a two-round score of 539.95 and earned 11th in both springboard events … Registered runner-up finishes in the three-meter and platform at the Cougar Classic, tallying a program top-10 score in the three-meter (362.65) … Also recorded third in the one-meter (328.60) … Posted a third-place finish in the platform at the LSU Diving Invite with a career-high and program top-five score of 290.60 … Secured 12th in both springboard events at the Tennessee Diving Invite … Delivered a career-best performance (329.15) in the one-meter at Texas A&M to take third … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
A three-time All-American and 2006 AAU national champion … Also a 2009 Senior and Junior National Championships participant … Finished 15th in the one-meter at the 2010 Speedo Junior National Championships … Also placed third in the three-meter at the 2010 USA Diving Summer Region 1 Championships … A member of the National Honors Society and a Scholastic All-American … Coached by Roland McDonald.
Full name is Sean Michael McKinney … Born April 30, 1991, in Jacksonville, N.C. … Parents are Robert and Jennie McKinney … Has one older sister, Stephanie … Plans to major in finance.
SEAN’S TOP SCORES
One-meter , 334.80, 2012 Phil Hansel Invite
Three-meter, 415.50*, 2012 Auburn Diving Invite
Platform, 318.10, 2013 NCAA Championships
*- program record
SEAN’S TOP 2012-13 SCORES
One-meter, 334.80, Phil Hansel Invite (11/15)
Three-meter, 415.50, Auburn Diving Invite (12/18)
Platform, 318.10, NCAA Championships