LSU Athletics Creative Services

Celaya-Hernandez Named SEC Male Diver of the Week

Tanner Craft
Tanner Craft
Communications Student Assistant

LSU diver Juan Celaya-Hernandez has been named the SEC Men’s Diver of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.  

“This is a great honor for Juan,” said LSU diving head coach Doug Shaffer.  “He started off 2019 in a great manner by winning both of the springboard events.  Given that nearly all of the SEC schools were in attendance at the Georgia Diving Invitational, this is a good indicator of the championship season ahead of us.” 

Celaya-Hernandez, a junior from Mexico, won both springboard events at the Georgia Diving Invitational. On one-meter, Celaya-Hernandez won by over 15 points with a score of 382.90.  Over his six dives in the finals, he averaged a 63.82.  

On the three-meter, Celaya-Hernandez won by more than 55 points, diving to a score of 428.50. Over his six dives in the finals, he averaged a 71.42.   

Dating back to the Auburn Diving Invitational, Celaya-Hernandez has won five out of the last six events he has competed in.  

This is the third time this season that Celaya-Hernandez has earned SEC honors, and it is the eighth time he has earned SEC Male Diver of the Week in his career.  

Celaya-Hernandez will be back in action on Saturday, January 12 as the Tigers welcome Incarnate Word and Delta State to the LSU Natatorium for Senior Day.  

For more information and updates on LSU Swimming and Diving please visit LSUsports.net, ‘like’ us on Facebook at LSU Swimming and Diving or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @LSUSwimDive.

Related

RECENT HEADLINES

VIDEO

1:30
Swimming + Diving
LSU Top Plays - Feb. 18-24
Feb. 25
1:34
Swimming + Diving
LSU Top Plays - Jan. 28 - Feb. 3
Feb. 4
1:52
Swimming + Diving
This Week in LSU Athletics - Jan. 31-Feb. 3
Jan. 29
VIDEO & AUDIO ARCHIVES