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Ruben Vaca
Ruben Vaca


Mexico City, Mexico

High School:
Justo Sierra HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175




JUNIOR (2000-01): Earned two honorable mention All-America honors at the 2001 NCAA Championships in the three meter springboard and the 10-meter platform... Finished 11th on both boards, scoring 513.55 on the three meter and 464.95 on the one meter... At the 2001 Zone "E" Diving Championships, he took home first place on the platform with 34.65 points... At the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, he placed second on both the one meter and the platform... On the one meter, he scored 361.80 points, and on the platform, he scored an even 533 points... On the three meter, he finished in fifth place with a point total of 504.85.

SOPHOMORE (1999-2000): Earned an honorable mention All-America selection at the 2000 NCAA Championships for the one meter springboard, scoring 510.90 points... Placed 17th on the 10-meter platform (403.50 points), 18th on the three meter-springboard (496.05 points).. Named Pac-10 Men's Diver of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in diving at Justo Sierra High School in Mexico City, Mexico… Member of the Mexican National Team in 1997, 1998 and 1999… 1999 Mexican Junior National Champion in the 10 meters… 1999 Mexican Junior National Champion in the three meter… 1999 Mexican Junior National Champion in the one meter… Placed second in the 10-meter competition at 1999 Mexican Senior Nationals… Placed fourth on the one meter at the 1999 Olympic Festival… Holds the high school diving records in the one, three and 10 meter… At the 1996 Central American Junior Championships, swept all three events, winning the one meter, three meter and 10 meter titles… Competed in the 1999 Grand Prix of Diving in Rostock, Russia and finished 8th in the platform competition… Competed in diving at the Universidad de Mexico in Mexico City during 1998-99.

PERSONAL: Ruben Alfonso Martinez Vaca… Born 09/19/77 in Mexico City, Mexico… Son of Eduardo and Josefina Martinez Vaca… Parents both run their own business… Majoring in political science at UA… Hobbies include any sports.