Head coach Ray Looze recaps day 1 of the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash.
JUNIOR YEAR (2011-12)Made the championship final of the 1-meter springboard competition at the NCAA Championships, finishing eighth with a score of 366.45 ... finished 34th on the 3-meter after having to withdraw due to injury ... won the 3-meter synchro diving event at the Big Ten Championships with partner Darian Schmidt ... placed fourth on the 3-meter by tallying a career-best score of 413.60 ... seventh on the 1-meter, posting a career-best score of 382.20 in prelims ... also placed seventh on the platform, putting up a career-best score of 349.80 in prelims.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2010-11)
Finished seventh in the 1-meter springboard at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 356.10 ... also took 10th in the 3-meter competition (365.65) and on the platform (317.10) ... posted a season-best score of 389.90 on the 3-meter springboard in a dual meet at Virginia
FRESHMAN YEAR (2009-10)
Placed 21st on the 1-meter (253.55), 15th on the platform (176.45) and 19th on the 3-meter (295.80-season best) on the 3-meter at the Big Ten Championships ... posted a season-high score of 334.15 on the 1-meter at the Hoosierland Open, placing fourth ... fifth on the 1-meter at Texas (272.55) and at Louisville (270.07) ... opened the season with a second-place finish on the 1-meter at Northwestern (255.90) ... eighth on the 3-meter vs. Purdue (293.40) ... took fifth in 3-meter competition at Louisville (254.85) ... season best of 343.35 on the platform to finish second at the Hoosierland Open ... also placed third at Texas (251.70) ... at the 2010 AT&T USA Diving Summer National Championships, teamed with Zac Nees in the synchronized platform competition where they finished third with a score of 316.65 ... placed eighth in the men's 1-meter springboard with his tally of 308.20.
Placed fifth at the MSHSAA state meet in 2007 and 2008 in one-meter ... four-time MSHSAA State qualifier in one-meter diving ... all-state selection in 1-meter during all four years ... team captain in 2008 ... finished first in the Metro Catholic Conference meet in the 1-meter during senior year ... placed second in the 1-meter at the MCC meet during sophomore and junior seasons ... named to the St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Metro Swimming and Diving Team as a junior and senior ... helped lead high school to four consecutive conference titles an a fifth place finish at the 2008 MSHSAA State meet ... holds school record for both six dives (299.95) and 11 dives (466.80) ... parents are Mike and Tina Dell'Orco ... his father is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) after a 20-year career in the Army ... grew up all over the world, including time in South Korea, Australia and Germany ... has an older sister (Dani) and a younger brother (Tom) ... plans to major in business ... born June 10, 1990.
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