2010-11 MEN’S OUTLOOK The 2010-11 Auburn swimming and diving team have embraced a new outlook for the season as both the men and women’s squads hope put themselves on top in the NCAA once again. The team is set to focus the year on the new team motto: Family. Tradition of Excellence. Character.
The Auburn men are looking to continue its dominance in the Southeastern Conference and hopes to win its 15thconsecutive and 17th overall SEC title come February. The team will look to their seven seniors for leadership this season as the group combines for 35 All-America honors, five NCAA event titles and 15 SEC event titles. Heading the group is redshirt senior and diver Dan Mazzaferro, who is coming off a knee injury that sidelined him last season. Fellow seniors Adam Brown, Adam Klein, Robert Looney, Andrew Mitchell, Kohlton Norys and Jared White all have the capability to be vocal leaders and hard workers on the team. “Kohlton (Norys) is one of our strongest leaders in the pool every day and Adam (Klein) is a SEC champion and will that guy the team looks up to,” head coach Brett Hawke said. “This group has experienced success before and wants to experience it again. They know how to push the team to be better and I believe they will do that.” Returning this year, along with the seven seniors, are four juniors and eight sophomores. The team welcomed 12 new faces this season in 11 talented freshmen and a junior transfer. FREESTYLE Leading the charge for the men in the spring free events are Brown and White, along with junior Karl Krug. Brown was runner-up in the 50 free at the 2010 SEC Championships to former teammate Gideon Louw, while Krug finished fourth and White was eighth. Brown also took third in the 50 free at the 2010 NCAA Championships. Brown reached the 100 free championship finals at the conference meet and took third. Krug and White both qualified for the consolation final, taking 11th and 14th, respectively. During the NCAA meet, Brown finished fourth in the event for the Tigers. Joining the group are freshmen James Disney-May, Zane Grothe and TJ Leon, along with junior transfer Drew Modrov. On the distance free side of the pool, Norys and sopho66
mores Kyle Owens and Brandon Siemasko will be key in the 200 free for Auburn. In the other distances, Looney and sophomore Chris Kramer, along with Siemasko, will be top contenders for the Tigers. Joining the team and expected to excel is freshman Dakota Hodgson. He is a high school All-American in the 500 free and has the ability to do well in the other distances. BREASTSTROKE Klein returns as the 2010 SEC champion in the 100 breast and also had a solid showing at the 2010 USA Swimming ConocoPhillips National Championships, finishing fourth in the 200m breast. He also took 11th in the 100m breast at the meet. Sophomore Stuart Ferguson joins Klein on the men’s side of competition. He earned his first-ever All-America honor as he finished 14th in the 100 breast at the 2010 NCAA Championships. At the SEC meet, Ferguson took fourth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 200 breast. Adding depth to the men’s breaststroke are freshmen Peter Haas and Spencer Kerns. Haas is a high school AllAmerican in the 100 breast and a U.S. Junior Championships qualifier in the 100 and 200 breast events. Kerns is a high school All-American and made the consolation final of the 100 breast at the 2009 USA Swimming Short Course Junior Championships.
2010-11 Auburn Swimming & Diving Guide