As a Junior (2006-07): Placed fifth in the 1-meter dive (273.80) and tied teammate Patrick Meck for fifth place in the 3-meter dive (292.70) against Duke and NC State ... qualified for finals in the 3-meter dive to finish sixth overall with 227.65 points after earning the fourth seed with 234.85 points in the prelim at the Terrapin Cup ... also finished ninth in the 1-meter dive with 207.20 points at Terp Cup ... won both the 1-meter dive (267.22) and 3-meter dive (256.20) against Western Kentucky ... took first in the 1-meter dive (286.20) and first in the 3-meter dive (244.05) at West Virginia ... finished third in both the 1-meter dive (269.25) and 3-meter dive (270.05) in the final home meet of the season against Pittsburgh and Villanova ... took fourth in the 3-meter dive (253.60) and sixth in the 1-meter dive (251.20) against Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech ... finished third in the 1-meter dive (278.33) at North Carolina ... finished first in the 3-meter dive (271.43) and second in the 1-meter dive (276.38) at Virginia ... at the ACC Championships, finished 23rd in the 1-meter dive (226.70) and 25th in the 3-meter dive 226.50).
As a Sophomore (2005-06): Placed 11th overall in the 1-meter dive at the ACC Championships (248.55) ... finished 18th overall in the 3-meter dive at the ACC Championships (238.05).
As a Freshman (2004-05): At the ACC Championships placed 22nd in the 1-meter board (221.50) and 18th in the 3-meter board (405.40 on 11 dives) ... captured his first collegiate wins on both the 1-meter (243.00) and 3-meter (228.00) boards against Johns Hopkins and Howard.
Before Maryland: Four-year varsity letter-winner in diving and one-year varsity letter-winner in football...state and district champion in diving in 2004 ... section champion in 2003 and 2004 ... High School Athlete of the Year finalist ... named to the all-state team ... National qualifier ... holds the school records on the 1-meter board in six and 11 dives ... Junior National Team member.
Personal: Derek John Hock ... son of Janice and Bill ... has a sister, Meghan ... also recruited by Pittsburgh, Penn State, Niagara, Connecticut and West Virginia ... enjoys skiing and playing basketball and football ... member of the student council, ski club and German club in high school ... favorite athlete is Heinz Ward ... lists winning the 2004 State Championship as his biggest athletic thrill ... admires Lance Armstrong because of his determination ... chose Maryland for its academics, location and athletics ... last name is pronounced HAWK.