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Men's Swimming & Diving

Anthony Burgois
Anthony Burgois
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Massapequa, N.Y.
High School: Massapequa
Event(s): Diving

Best Scores: 1M 6 Dive (307.4)...1M 11 Dive (414.80)...3M 6 Dive (289.60)...3M 11 Dive (451.10).

SUNYACs 2016: Placed sixth on 1 meter (448.40) and 3 meter (468.45)

DIII NCAA Diving Regional 2016: Finished 10th on 1 mtr (422.85) and 11th on 3 mtr (413.50)

SUNYACs 2015:  Finished fifth on 3 mtr (423.10) and 1 mtr (453.10).

DIII NCAA Regional Meet: Finished 11th on 3 mtr (385.85) and ninth on 1 meter (403.20).

SUNYACs 2014: Placed sixth on the 1mtr board (411.45) and  16th on the 3 mtr board (373.50).

NCAA Diving Regional 2014: Finished ninth on the 3 mtr board (368.45) and 10th on the 1 mtr board (399.00)

Prior to Geneseo: Dove for Massapequa Varsity Swimming and Diving ... dove for the Long Island Diving Club under head coach, George Taylor ... men's 1M Diving School Record ... all-conference ... earned the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.

Personal: Anthony Justin Burgois was born in Levittown, N.Y. and raised in Massapequa, N.Y. ... parents are Antoinette and Anthony Petruzzello ... has four siblings, Alyssa, Keith, Steven and Christian ... majors in psychology and minors in biology and chemistry ... enjoys gymnastics, research, dentistry, reading, the beach, lifeguarding, and coaching diving ... favorite professional sports team is the USA National Diving Team ... favorite professional athletes are David Boudia, who is a walking emblem of how gymnastics and diving are more similar than they are different, and Mark Lenzi, who was one of the greatest divers next to Greg Louganus ... began diving after competitively swimming and doing gymnastics for 10 years ... didn't learn about the sport of diving until watching it in the Olympics in 2008 ... started diving because of a former teammate who pushed him to transition from gymnastics to diving given her similar circumstance and she now dives D1 at Seton Hall University ... favorite athletic-related moment was when he won the pool record at both Carnegie Mellon and Geneseo for 1-meter 11 dives during the 2014-15 season ... best advice received during his diving career - "do what you love and love what you do. Reach for the moon and if you miss, at least you'll land amongst the stars" ... lists his former club and varsity teammate, Gabby Signorelli, as having the most influence on his diving career for pushing him to pursue the sport given his background in gymnastics, despite others who told him he was too old to get into a sport of this complexity.

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