School Records: 1-Meter, 3-Meter, Platform
SEC Record: 1-Meter
6x NCAA Qualifier
First-Team All-American: Three-Meter (x2), One-Meter
Honorable Mention All-American: One-Meter, Platform
2017 All-SEC First Team
5x SEC Male Diver of the Week
SEC Male Freshman of the Week
SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year
First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017-2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
JUNIOR SEASON (2018-19)
Has 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.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017-18)
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.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
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.
PRIOR TO LSU
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 chemical engineering.
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
Celaya-Hernandez's 2017-18 Scores
One-meter - 479.10* SEC Championships
Three-meter - 482.95* Auburn Diving Invite
Platform - 474.85* SEC Championships
* School record