Azul Almazan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mexico City, Mexico

    High School:
    Colegio Holandes

    Event:
    Diving

    Birthdate:
    10/24/1981

    Experience:
    1L

    Azul Almazan

    2004 NCAA Zone D Platform Champion
    2004 C-USA Diver of the Year
    2004 C-USA Diver of the Meet
    2004 C-USA 3-Meter Diving Champion
    2003 C-USA Freshman Diver of the Year
    2003 C-USA Platform Diving Champion
    C-USA Diver of the Week (Jan. 20, 2004)
    C-USA Diver of the Week (Nov. 26, 2003)
    C-USA Diver of the Week (Oct. 14, 2003)
    C-USA Diver of the Week (Oct. 7, 2003)
    C-USA Diver of the Week (Nov. 12-18, 2002)
    2003-04 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2002-03 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2001-02 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    2003-04 SEASON
    Was a consistent performer for the Cougars in the diving events all season... Owned the Cougars' top two scores on the 3-meter board and recorded four of the team's top five marks on the platform... Honored as the Conference USA Diver of the Week four times during the regular season... Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season after winning the platform ... Swept both diving events against North Texas in the season opener... Scored 295.13 points on the 3-meter board and followed that with a score of 253.18 points in the 1-meter competition... Honored as the Conference USA Diver of the Week following that performance... Earned 281.93 points on the 3-meter springboard to win first place during a tri-meet against Texas and Northern Arizona... Named C-USA Diver of the Week for the second straight week after that impressive performance... Finished first on the 1-meter board with 292.75 points and placed second on the 1-meter board with 245.20 points during a tri-meet against Louisville and Kentucky... Led all divers with 440.15 points and improve that score with a first-place total of 468.15 points on the platform during the Cougar Invitational... Earned a second-place finish in the 3-meter event with 503.20 points and posted the highest score in the preliminaries... Swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events against Kansas during a dual meet... Finished first in the 3-meter diving with 278.25 points during a tri-meet against Miami and Florida International... Captured first place on the 3-meter board with 278.25 points in dual meets at Biscayne Bay, Fla... Captured first place on the 3-meter board with 303.23 points at Conference USA rival TCU... Finished second on the 1-meter board with 260.33 points... Racked up 271.95 points on the 3-meter board to win at North Texas... Was honored as the C-USA Diver of the Week following those performances... Scored 555.40 on the 3-meter springboard to win the 2004 Conference USA championship... Joined teammate Anna Kiess as the only divers to score more than 500 points in both the preliminaries and finals... Named the 2004 Conference USA Diver of the Meet... Recorded 454.45 points during the finals of the platform to win the NCAA Zone D meet championship... Won that event by more than 50 points.

    2002-03 SEASON
    Was a consistent performer behind five-time NCAA national champion and teammate Yulia Pakhalina... Made her first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championships in the 1-meter and platform competitions... Earned a point for the Cougars with a 16th-place finish in the 3-meter event and finished 18th in the platform... Became the second Cougar in as many years to be honored as the league's Freshman Diver of the Year... Named C-USA Diver of the Week once during the regular season... Honor came in a stretch that saw UH divers win Diver of the Week for seven straight weeks... Recorded four of the Cougars' top eight marks on the 3-meter springboard during the regular season... Placed second on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards during her first collegiate dual meet against North Texas... Joined Yulia Pakhalina as the only divers to score more than 300 points on the 3-meter springboard... Combined with Yulia Pakhalina in team competition diving to take first place at the Husker Sprint Challenge on the 1-meter springboard... Took top honors on both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events against Louisiana-Monroe... Honored as the C-USA Diver of the Week following her performance... Placed fifth in the 3-meter event at the Texas Invitational with 474.90 points.... Made her first appearance of the season on the platform at the Texas Invitational, finishing third with 399.70 points... Finished second on the 3-meter board with 299.93 points at New Mexico and was third on the 1-meter board... Placed second on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at New Mexico State to help lead the Cougars to the dual meet win... Earned 298.95 points on the 3-meter board and finished day with 289.42 points on the 1-meter board... Finished second on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards against LSU in the team's final home meet... Tallied 302.48 points on the 3-meter board against the Tigers... Placed second in both diving events at Conference USA rival TCU... Honored as the C-USA Freshman Diver of the Year after finishing among the top four leaders in all three diving events at the C-USA Meet... Finished third in the 1-meter event with 257.95 points at the C-USA Meet... Captured second-place honors in the 3-meter competition with a score of 523.55 points... On meet's final night, reigned as the league's platform diving champion with a score of 477.65 points... Finished second on the 3-meter springboard and platform at the NCAA Zone D Diving Meet... Finished seventh on the 3-meter board and eighth in the platform at the NCAA Championships.

    2001-02 SEASON
    Sat out the season with a redshirt.

    INTERNATIONAL
    Represented her native Mexico at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney at the age of 18... Placed eighth in 10-meter synchronized and 13th on the three-meter... Won the Mexico National championship on two boards in 2000.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Attended Colegio Holandes in Mexico City.

    PERSONAL
    Born on October 24, 1981... Parents are Ricardo Almazan and Vicky Lopez de Almazan... Brother, Saolin, is a competitive diver and gymnast... Graphics communications major... Likes to paint, play piano and skate... Nickname is "blue."

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