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John Santeiu IV
John Santeiu IV

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dearborn Heights, Mich.

High School:
University of Detroit Jesuit

Height:
6-2

Event:
Diving

Major:
Physics

6-time All-American
2014 SEC Champion (1M)
2013 NCAA Zone B Diving Champion (3M)
2013 SEC Champion (Platform)
2013 All-SEC First Team
2011, 2012 All-SEC Second Team
2011 All-SEC Freshman Team
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Senior Season (2013-14):
Earned third straight berth to the NCAA Championships...Set personal bests on the 3-meter springboard and platform in final competition of his career...Earned three All-America honors by advancing to the consolation finals at the NCAA Championships...Won second career SEC Championship, earning his first on the 1-meter with a career-high score of 395.25...Finished ninth at the NCAA Championships, winning the consolation final both on the 3-meter (411.60) and tower (437.70)...Placed 13th on the 1-meter board (349.20)...Led the team with nine individual wins during the season... Won four times on the 1-meter (Alabama Diving Invite, Florida, South Carolina, SEC Championships)...Posted three victories on the 3-meter at LSU, Auburn Invitational and Alabama Diving Invitational...Completed the sweep at the Alabama Diving Invite by earning a win on the platform during the final day of competition.

Junior Season (2012-13)
Qualifed for NCAA Championships by winning the 3-meter final at the NCAA Zone B Diving Competition in Greensboro, N.C. with 12-dive score of 746.80... Won SEC Championship on the platform with scoring career-high 426.05 to take first individual conference title ...Scored 389.05 at the Auburn Diving Invitational on the 1-meter ... Finished 11th at NCAAs by scoring 404.95 on the platform ... Posted 10th-place finish by scoring personal record 400.05 on the 3-meter at the NCAA Championships ... Scored 339.45 points on the 1-meter at NCAA Championships ... Recorded personal best at SEC Championships by winning the platform with 426.05 ... Won the 3-meter versus Alabama, LSU, Texas and at NCAA Zone Diving Championships ... Also picked up a win in the 1-meter against Alabama ... Took home victories in the platform competitions at the Auburn Diving Invitational and Tennessee Diving Invitational.

Sophomore Season (2011-12)
Qualified for NCAA Championships ... Finished 23rd on platform, 26th on 1-meter and 29th on 3-meter at NCAAs in Federal Way, Wash. ... Earned his way to NCAAs for the first time with a runner-up spot in the 1-meter final at NCAA Zone B Diving in Auburn, scoring 688.90 (12 dives) ... Also took runner-up in the platform competition with a 12-dive total of 718.05 ... Earned his second straight SEC silver medal in the platform event with a 382.10 ... Narrowly missed the medal stand in the other two events, taking fourth in both the 1-meter final (356.05) and 3-meter final (386.80); both totals were his top springboard scores of the year ... Posted top platform score at Georgia Diving Invitational with a winning total of 397.45 ... Recorded nine total wins during the season ... Won 1-meter vs. LSU, Penn State, Georgia, Florida and at Georgia Invitational ... Took 3-meter wins vs. Penn State and Florida ... Won platform at Georgia Invitational and Georgia Diving Invitational ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Season (2010-11)
Scored in all three diving events at 2011 SEC Championships ... Finished runner-up to teammate Dan Mazzaferro in the platform event with a score of 362.95 ... Earned a third-place finish in the 3-meter event with a 388.20 ... Finished eighth in the 1-meter competition with a 309.80 ... 1- and 3-meter scores at SECs were his best of the year ... Top platform score came at Georgia Invitational with a 363.70 to finish second, again behind Mazzaferro ... Finished fourth in platform event at NCAA Zone B with score of 713.10, missing a trip to NCAA Championships by one place ... Advanced to consolation finals on 3-meter at Zone meet, finishing 15th ... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

High School
All-American and a Michigan state champion ... All-Catholic League and All-State honoree ... Finalist on the platform at the 2009 Junior National Championships, finishing eighth ... Took second on the three-meter at the 2009 USA Diving Age Group Championships ... Won the 2009 Junior Zone B title on the platform and finished third on the one-meter ... Captured titles on the one-meter and platform at the 2009 Region 4 Championships, while finishing second on the three-meter.

Personal
Son of John, III, and Elizabeth Santeiu ... Has two sisters, Samantha and Keri ... Majoring in physics.

Santeiu's Top Scores
Event Time Date Meet
1-meter (6 dives) 395.25 2/19/14 SEC Championships
3-meter (6 dives) 411.60 3/28/14 NCAA Championships
Platform (6 dives) 437.70 3/29/14 NCAA Championships