Swimming & Diving

Rodrigo Romero

  • position Diver
  • class Senior
  • Hometown El Roble, Mexico
  • Previous School East Carolina University
  • Major Marketing

Top Scores:
1-meter: 342.20 (2020 American Athletic Conference Championships, 2/19/20)
3-meter: 375.90  (2022 SEC Championships, 2/15/22)
Platform: 364.55 (2020 American Athletic Conference Championships, 2/22/20)

Career Notes:

  • 2022 NCAA qualifier
  • 2022 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

In the Record Book:

  • No. 8 on 10-meter (2022)
  • No. 10 on 3-meter (2022)

2021-22 (Junior): Finished sixth on 3-meter (375.90), ninth on platform (332.35) and 17th on 1-meter (278.50) at the SEC Championships … Qualified for the first NCAA Championships of his career, finishing 32nd on platform (289.40) … Punched his ticket to the big dance by taking ninth on the platform at the Zone C Diving Championships … Placed seventh on platform (342.05) and 11th on 3-meter (337.80) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Had eight top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by taking second on 3-meter (366.45) and third on 1-meter (321.75) against Cincinnati … Was the runner-up on 3-meter (369.00) versus Tennessee … Dove to third on 3-meter (352.40) at Louisville and third on platform (354.10) in a tri-meet with Auburn and NC State … Won the Most Improved Diver Award and the Mike Lyden MVP Award at the program’s annual award banquet.

2020-21 (Sophomore): Finished 14th on both the 1-meter springboard (291.50) and 3-meter (329.55), as well as 16th on the 10-meter platform (266.60) at the 2021 SEC Championships … Placed fourth on the 3-meter (348.15), sixth on the 10-meter (264.80), and seventh on the 1-meter (259.95) at the Missouri Invitational … Dove to second on the 10-meter (330.15), third on the 3-meter (353.25), and fourth on the 10-meter (330.15) at Alabama … Took fourth on the 3-meter (337.88) and fifth on the 1-meter (299.70) against Louisville.

2019-20 (Freshman at East Carolina): Named the team’s Most Outstanding Diver … East Carolina school record holder on 3-meter and platform, ranking second on the 1-meter … Three-time American Athletic Conference Diver of the Week … Won the 1-meter at the 2020 AAC Championships and earned silver on the platform and 3-meter … Was a three-time All-Conference performer, helping the Pirates with the team title … Posted eight first-place finishes during the dual meet season.

Prior to UK: Selected to join Mexico’s Junior National Team at the 2019 Central American and Caribbean Youth Games … National gold medalist on 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform.

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