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Hank Richardson
  • Senior
  • Six-Time All-American
  • Houston, Texas (Memorial)
  • Diving Club Coach: Ken Armstrong
Collegiate Bests
One Meter (6 dives) 324.90 (Tennessee, 2001)
One Meter (11 dives) 481.05 (Texas Invitational, 1999)
Three Meter (6 dives) 344.85 (Indian River, 1999)
Three Meter (11 dives) 566.15 (SECs, 2000)
Platform (10 dives) 576.45 (SECs, 2000)
Platform (14 dives) 817.20 (NCAAs, 1999)

UF All-Time Rankings: First on the platform (817.20), First in the three-meter (566.15).

National/International Competition: Finished 12th on the platform at the 1999 Spring U.S. Diving Nationals in Orlando with a score of 481.29...finished 25th on the one-meter at '99 Spring Nationals with tally of 256.62...placed third at 1998 Summer Junior Nationals on the three-meter with a personal-best score of 550.00...three-time senior nationals' semifinalist on the platform...captured synchronized platform title at '97 Summer Senior Nationals with score of 300 (five dives).

2000-2001: Came in 8th at the 2001 NCAA Championships with a score of 543.80...Qualified for NCAAs at the NCAA Diving Zones, with his best finish of the meet coming on the three meter springboard, where he finished fifth with 541.45 points...placed second in the Platform diving event (551.35) and came in seventh in the one-meter springboard (289.10) at the 2001 SEC Championships...came in first in the one-meter (324.90) and second in the three-meter (352.80) against Tennessee...placed second on the one-meter springboard at Miami...won the one-meter at TCU and the three-meter at SMU...was second on the one-meter springboard and fourth on the three-meter springboard at Georgia Diving Invitational...won both the one-meter and three-meter platforms at Auburn...placed fifth in both the one-meter (262.35) and the three-meter (502.60) at the Bama Diving Invitational... was first on the three-meter board at Florida State with a score of 304.05...came in second in both the one-meter (303.53) and three-meter (298.35) diving against Michigan...finished sixth in three-meter diving (292.80) and eighth in one-meter diving (248.15) at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza....was first on the one-meter (189.55) and three-meter (366.60) at Alabama.

1999-2000: Florida's premier diver...at NCAA Championships, earned First Team All-America honors in the platform competition, finishing fourth for the second consecutive season with a score of 515.70...took home honorable mention honors in the three-meter competition, placing 12th with a score of 507.25...placed 26th in the one-meter competition with a score of 447.30...at Zone B diving Championships, placed fifth in platform competition, qualifying for NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season...placed 12th in three-meter competition with score of 515.65 and 20th on one-meter board, scoring 254.25...at SEC Championships, broke school record on the three-meter board with score of 566.15, finishing fourth and qualifying for NCAA Zones...placed second in platform competition (576.45), qualifying for NCAA Zones...at UT Invitational, placed first in platform competition (539.10), fourth in three-meter competition (481.05) and sixth in the one-meter (500.15)...took first on the one-meter board five times and three-meter board five times as well.

1998-99: At NCAAs, was the first Gator diver to earn All-American accolades in six years, dating back to 1993, with fourth-place finish on the platform, tallying a Florida school-record score of 817.20...his fourth-place finish was the highest for any SEC diver on any board at the competition...additionally at NCAAs, was honorable mention All-American on the three-meter with 16th-place finish (500.30)...placed 24th on the one-meter (440.65)...at the NCAA Zone B Qualifier in Baton Rouge, La., earned the zone's eighth seed...placed fourth on the platform with a score of 515.75, sixth on the three-meter with a tally of 543.35 points, and 16th on the one meter with 451.60...at the SEC Championships, was the conference runner-up on the Platform with a Florida record score of 757.90 to earn Second Team All-SEC...led the platform event after preliminaries...SEC finalist on the three-meter, placing fourth with a season-best tally of 547.55...finished ninth in the conference meet on the one-meter with 457.90 points.

High School: 1998 graduate of Memorial High School...two-time Texas High School State Champion, capturing the '98 title with personal-best score of 505.00...dove at Memorial HS under Ed Hooker and Ed Lusk...dove on Woodlands Dive Club team which has won 10 consecutive state titles and finished fourth at nationals during summer of '98.

Club: Member of the Woodlands Dive Team... is coached by Ken Armstrong.

Personal: Born Henry Christian Richardson on October 2, 1979, in Houston, Texas...son of Chris and Anne Richardson...also was member of gymnastics, swimming and tennis teams...Father, Chris, was a college football All-American at Louisiana Tech...believes he performs better in the big meet...majoring in business administration.


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