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Omar Ojeda HOF
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 09, 2013
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Omar Ojeda

Omar Ojeda HOF
     Omar Ojeda put together the best male diving career at The University of Arizona in two seasons of excellence from 2001 to 2002. He capped his career as an Olympian for his native Mexico in the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece. In each year he earned All-America honors--four total--notching a runner-up finish in the 3-meter and a third -place effort in the 10-meter even in the 2001 NCAA Championships. Ojeda followed that in his senior year by placing sixth in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving championships. He was Pac-10 Men's Diving Newcomer of the Year in 2001 and the league's Diver of the Year in both 2001 and 2002. He won five conference championships in that period, with a triple in 2001 on the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform, and then repeated in 2002 on the 1-meter and platform. At the time of his induction he held the UA dual meet records with some of his 2001 marks --415.88 points in a 1-meter event and 465.65 points in the 3-meter dive. He also set the UA's 3-meter Championship Meet record with 614.65 mark that year.  
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