- Zach Hernandez
- Johns Creek, Ga.
Johns Creek, GA (Wesleyan School)
2015 All-American Platform Diver
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
Career High Dives
316.43 (Minnesota, Oct. 12, 2013)
Three-meter: 360.82 (Florida Atlantic, Jan. 19, 2013)
Platform: 379.75 (2015 NCAA Championships)
2011 Junior Olympic Speedo Nationals Qualifier.
NCAA Championships: Hernandez competed on the platform dive and placed 16th in the prelims as he narrowly advanced to the finals following a career-best score of 379.75 points... He then placed eighth in the consolation finals with a score of 346.75 to earn honorable mention All-American honors… Hernandez became UF’s first male diver to compete at the NCAA meet since Mike Lewark in 2012, and the program’s first All-American since Jonathan Wilcox earned the accolade on the one-meter board in 2006… NCAA Zone B Diving Championships: Hernandez qualified for the NCAA meet as he placed eighth with a combined prelims (303.90) and finals (332.00) score of 635.90 points... That mark placed him in the eighth and final NCAA automatic qualifying spot and just 1.60 points ahead of the ninth place finisher… Also placed 16th and 21st on the three-meter (310.15) and one-meter boards (271.40)… SEC Championships: Placed 11th in the platform dive (316.90), 17th on the three-meter board (294.45) and 20th on the one-meter dive (270.25) at the conference meet… Competed on both boards in a dual meet against LSU and won the three-meter dive with a score of 352.88… Placed first on boards at the Pinch A Penny All Florida Invitational, as he scored 279.30 points on the one-meter and 313.88 points on the three-meter… Honors: 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
SEC Championships: Finished 16th (career-high) on the platform dive (275.55), 19th on the three-meter dive (280.95) and 21st on the one-meter dive (270)… Set his career best score on platform at the Ohio State Invitational with a tally of 277.80… Won four individual diving events during dual meet and invitational season… Honors: 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
NCAA Zone Diving: Placed 17th on the platform (231.10), 19th on the three-meter (282.80) and took 23rd in the one-meter dive (265.85)… SEC Championships: Scored a personal-best 273.90 on the platform dive… In addition, Hernandez placed 21st in the one-meter dive (255.00) and 23rd in the three-meter dive (271.80)... Collected his first career win at UF in a dual meet against Florida Atlantic, as he swept the one-meter (314.40) and three-meter meter (360.82) boards… Placed third in both the one-meter (291.75) and three-meter (251.47) dives in his collegiate debut against Georgia… Honors: 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12: Sat out the season as a redshirt.
Prior to Florida:
Three-time NISCA All-American (2009, 2010, 2011)… Two-time Georgia State Champion and Georgia first-team All-State performer (2010, 2011)… Trained with the Atlanta Diving Association with John Ames.