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Omar Ojeda
Omar Ojeda


Edo Mex, Mexico

High School:
Centro Universiterso Justo Sierra HS

Last College:
Universidad del Valle de Mexico

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 155




JUNIOR (2000-01): Earned two All-America selections at the 2001 NCAA Championships on the three meter springboard and the 10-meter platform... Broke two Arizona school championship records at the NCAA Championships on the three meter and the 10 meter... Scored 635.95 points on the three meter, placing second, and 562.80 points on the 10-meter, placing third... Highest place finisher at NCAA Championships in Arizona history since his coach Michele Mitchell-Rocha finished in the same place in 1983...At the 2001 Zone "E" Diving Championships, he captured first place in two events, the one meter where he scored 358.60 points and the three meter, scoring 605.65 points... At the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, he swept all three diving events, winning the one-meter title with 364.15 points, the three meter title with 628.45 points and the platform with 614.65 points... Named Pac-10 Diver of the Year and Newcomer of the Year for 2001... Along with his two championship meet Arizona school records, he also holds two dual meet Arizona school records on the one and three meter.

PREP: 1999: At the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, placed seventh on the springboard, and the team finished second... In Mayorca at the University Games, was the runner-up on the springboard... At the Canada Cup, finished fourth on the one-meter springboard... Was sixth on the 3m springboard and seventh on the 10m platform at the Torneo Internacional de Clavados... 1998: At the Senior Nationals, placed second on the 1m springboard... 1997: Won the 10m platform at the Junior Nationals... Was the runner-up on the 1m and 3m springboard... 1996: At the Senior Nationals, placed first on the 1m springboard... Won the 1m, 3m and 10m at the Junior Nationals... 1995: At the Junior Nationals, came in third in the 1m and 3m springboard... HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Centro Universitario Justo Sierra, but did not dive... Graduated in 1997, and then attended Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

PERSONAL: Erik Ojeda... Prefers to be called Omar... Born 08/21/79 in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico... Son of Nestor Ojeda and Reyna Guzman... Father is in the army... Intends to major in political science at the UA...Enjoys drawing.