Eric Correa looks to make history as school’s first four-time sectional champion diver
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This Saturday will be just like any ordinary dive meet for Eric Correa. However, it’s a huge moment history as he seeks to become a four-time sectional champion this weekend at UIC for the IHSA sectionals dive meet.
“My mindset for this competition is to simply have fun. When I’m happy, I do very well but I have to make sure I don’t lose focus.” The Arizona commit doesn’t mind handling adversity as the results have shown over the years. His plan for this meet is to do his favorite dive last, which is a twister and he feels that dive seals the deal. There will be a large crowd at UIC but that doesn’t bother Correa as he will, “tune everyone out while I dive.”
Back in September, Correa had a very difficult decision on where to dive for the next four years. His options were Arizona, Texas, Pitt, Duke, and Mizzou. After a long recruiting process, he decided to commit to the University of Arizona.
“Arizona is a very good school for both diving and academics. I felt comfortable being there,” affirmed Correa when discussing his thought process.
He has his goals set high as he sets goals in the PAC 12. He hopes to improve on his diving and score points in the PAC 12 championship. Correa looks forward to moving to Tucson in June where he will begin his training for the collegiate level. However, he still has a soft spot for Mount Carmel.
“I’m going to miss all of my friends the most. The friendships I made at MC are incredible and I’ll never forget every single one of them,” said Correa reflecting back on his journey and what he has done. “The last four years have been a crazy ride but I’m so happy that I got to make history here at Mount Carmel.”
Despite becoming a Wildcat at the University of Arizona come next year, Correa will forever be a member of the Caravan.