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Richard Cornelius

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Georgia

High School:
Wheeler

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197

Position:
Diving


2011-12 (Sr.): NCAA Zone Diving Championship: Placed 11th in the platform dive, 22nd in the one-meter dive and 23rd in the three-meter dive 3/8-10 at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships... Conference USA Championship: Earned silver in the one-meter dive and bronze in the platform dive 2/15-18 at the Conference USA Championships... Placed third in the one-meter dive 1/19 at TCU... Won the platform dive, and placed second in the one- and three-meter dive 11/17-19 at the Cougar Classic... Finished second in the three-meter dive 11/11 at Texas... Took third in the one- and three-meter dives 11/4 against Wyoming.

2011-12 Top Scores:
305.70 - one-meter dive
321.90 - three-meter dive
285.95 - platform dive

2010-11 (Jr.): Took first place in the one-meter dive (288.30) and in the three-meter dive (334.13) vs. US Air Force Academy on 10/23.

2009-10 (So.): Finished third in the one-meter dive (219.40) and second in the three-meter dive (261.60) against the University of New Orleans... Placed third in the three-meter dive (307.95) against Texas A&M... Took fourth in the three-meter dive (266.30) at the Conference USA Championships... Member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prior to SMU: Earned diving All-American honor junior year... Awarded Academic All-American honors senior year... Placed fifth at state championships senior year... Placed sixth at state championships junior year... County champion and Diver of the Year as a senior and junior.

Personal: Parents are Steven and Rhonda Cornelius.