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PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE: 2010-11 College Swimming & Diving Honors

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Welcome to the 2010-11 College Swimming & Diving Honors. This document represents an attempt to showcase the great stories of the 2010-11 collegiate swimming and diving season. Given the effort required to be successful in our sport, it is important that this body of work accurately represent those exceptional efforts by the athletes as well as all involved. Once again, there is much to cover as it was an eventful year in our sport. This venture, just in its second year, will continue to evolve and improve in time. New writers, directly

involved with collegiate swimming and diving, have been included to provide

Front Cover; Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Auburn. (Tim Binning, Above; Michigan celebrates a 400 medley relay victory at the 2011 Big Ten Championship meet. (Walt Middleton, & Michigan athletic media relations.) Center; Coaches Lou and Ellie Walker, Syracuse University. (Picasa/2007TeamPics_Syracuse)

their own perspective on what happened in and around the water this season. As we go forward, one goal is to increase participation in its development and expand coverage to make this as complete documentation of each season as it can be. Also new, you may cast a vote for or against the honorees via the website (http:// and Facebook page. With that feel very free to provide your comments, ideas, and suggestions. Go Swimming & Diving!

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Introduction: Pure Competition “It came down to the last relay� In 2010-11, you could not write more exciting scripts for several conference and NCAA championship meets. Buffalo wins conference meet on the final relay. Princeton wins their conference meet in the last relay while needing help from another team. Similarly, Denison wins an NCAA title in the last relay. (First hand account of this one provided by Johns Hopkins coach George Kennedy on page 18.) These are just some of the magical championship moments in 2010-11. A central theme of recent seasons is the matter of keeping up. It is the nature of competition and it occurs on so many levels in our sport. Most prevalent is the attempt to keep up with other swimmers in competition. And lately, that has become a bear of a task. The swimming and diving community is one that almost always shares ideas. Information once known by few is being used by all and no longer reserved for just coaches. In most cases, it is a matter of an online search or a willingness to ask. At clinics everywhere, leading and innovative coaches provide information free to all in attendance. One instance that stands out took place at the 2006 ASCA clinic in Washington DC. In a major talk,

Coach Frank Busch convincingly cited the importance of kicking in one of his presentations. Within a year, the current kicking revolution had taken off. Coaches and athletes were kicking again with results to show and all because these people looking to get better and keep up were listening to someone willing to share. Everyone now cites the prevalence of kicking in their training. We have all gotten better as a result of sharing an ever expanding knowledge base. We are getting better and doing it at a quicker rate (Four DI NCAA records were set in 2011 as several more could go down in 2012.) From information sharing, is the very real challenge of an increased level of competitiveness in swimming and diving. (In 2004, 16 male swimmers posted a 19.74 or better in the 50 Free which was an A cut. In 2011, 33 male swimmers swam a 19.74 or better with three under 19.00.) Though difficult to predict the future, it is probably safe to say that as long as there is a sense of community in swimming and diving, the increased level of competition is only going to continue and produce more extremely close championship meets each year.

We have all gotten better as a result of sharing an ever expanding knowledge base.

Photos(top to bottom): Defend Williamsburg; College of William & Mary, Shark Infested Waters; Nova Southeastern, The Shirt May Be Maize, But The Collar Is Blue; Michigan, Save Clemson Swimming & Diving; Clemson, Bear Crossing; California-Berkeley


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Walk on Swimmer Male Nick Slattery

by Josh Huger

Western Kentucky Athletic Communications

Four years ago, Western Kentucky University’s Head Coach Bruce Marchionda was faced with a difficult decision: whether or not to offer incoming freshman Nick Slattery the opportunity to swim for the Hilltoppers. After much deliberation, Coach Marchionda decided to give Slattery a chance, and allowed him to walk on to the

Western Kentucky Swim Team. Five school records and one Sunbelt Conference record later, Coach Marchionda, the Hilltoppers, and most importantly, Nick Slattery are very thankful for that decision. Growing up, Slattery always knew that he wanted to swim in college. However, his times coming out of high

school were not ones that made many coaches take notice. “The extent of my recruiting was a phone call from a junior college in Illinois, that’s it,” said Slattery. “I’d always wanted to be a part of the swimming tradition at Western, so it was an honor to be given the opportunity to be a part of it.” continued on page 5


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Walk on Swimmer Female Maria SomMer

by Josh Huger There are many things people might not know about Texas A&M University’s Maria Sommer. Like the fact that she is a six-time NCAA AllAmerican or a five-time Big XII Champion. However, the most surprising fact could be she entered her freshman season as a walk on swimmer for the Aggies.

Growing up, Sommer always knew that she was meant to be an Aggie, but her times coming out of high school were not the greatest. Texas A&M head coach Steve Bultman recalls that time four years ago when he had to decide whether or not to let the young and eager Sommer walk on to the team. “She was not fast enough to get any scholarships,” said Bultman. “In fact, she was not fast enough to even walk on, but she had speed and quick reflexes. I saw potential because she swam for the Aggie Swim Club. She wanted to try and was willing to work hard.” In addition to her All-American and Big XII accomplishments, Sommer has broken multiple school

records, and was a 2008 Olympic Trial qualifier. These achievements did not go unnoticed by Sommer’s teammates who voted her co-captain during her senior season.


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Walk on Swimmers Slattery continued from page 4 As a walk on, Slattery knew that it was going take a mixture of hard work and positivity to reach his goals. “Being the low man on the totem pole always makes you want to work your way up it,” said Slattery. “I knew my role on the team coming in as the slowest guy my freshman year. I stood in the back, learned from the great captains I had before me like Bama and Cameron Brown, and when my time came, I did my best to be a good leader and make my team, coaches, and family proud.” And that is exactly what Slattery did. In his four years with the Hilltoppers, Slattery was honored with the “Most Improved” award during his freshmen season, the “Most Dedicated” award during his

sophomore and junior seasons, and the “Most Valuable” award during his senior season. Slattery also earned Western’s nomination for the Sunbelt Sportsmanship award and was voted Team Captain by his teammates during his senior season. Despite all these accomplishments, Coach Marchionda’s most satisfying moment coaching Slattery occurred during Slattery’s last collegiate race. “After watching Nick get out of the water with tears in his eyes after his last race of his collegiate career, I knew that WKU swimming has meant so much to him,” said Coach Marchionda. Four years ago, Nick Slattery did not know if he would swim in college. Now, he has ended his college swimming career, with the honor of

being named the Walk on Swimmer of the Year. After four years of hard work, dedication, and determination leading to this honor, Slattery has some advice for swimmers who might face similar situations. “Always believe in yourself, know your role, learn from others, but don’t ever think you don’t belong or can’t make it. If that’s what you think, then that’s what will happen. Being confident and hardworking will lead to success,” he said.

Sommer continued from page 5 Sommer credits some of her success to the fact that she was not recruited by the Aggies, and therefore had to walk on to the team. “Having to walk on definitely increased my motivation because at first I was just happy to have a spot on the team,” said Sommer. “As my freshman year progressed, I didn’t just want to swim well for me, I wanted to swim well for the team and contribute to their success.” Despite all of her personal accomplishments Sommer has remained humble. She contributes the rest of her success to her coaches and teammates who have helped her along the way.

“The coaches have pushed me every step of the way and I give them a lot of credit,” said Sommer. “My teammates have constantly encouraged and challenged me on a daily basis. They have molded me into the person I am today and these last four years have been some of the best years of my life.” With the guidance of her Coaches and teammates at Texas A&M University, Sommer’s competitive swimming career has culminated in her receiving the Walk on Swimmer of the Year Award. When reflecting on the last four years that have led her to this honor, Sommer has some advice for future swimmers.

“The best advice I can give is to be confident in your abilities and don’t set limits for yourself,” said Sommer. “Swimming is a tough sport, but if you put everything you have into it and work your hardest, it will pay off. Not everyone has instant success. Have faith in your coaches, your teammates, and most importantly yourself.” Josh Huger is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During his time as a student-athlete, Josh founded the website, Swimutopia whose mission is to bring the swimming community together.


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Break-Out Swimmer Male

DIII Swimmer of Meet

Rory Buck JR, Whitworth

Three event scorer in first NCAA meet.

NCAA: 43rd to 2nd in 200IM

Marcin Cieslak FR, Florida

Chris Depew SO, Univ. Redlands

“And Your Top Qualifiers.� Also nominated and very worthy of national recognition, these swimmers made the top 8 for their outstanding achievements in 2010-11. 200 Fly Champion

MWC: up to third in both backstroke events

Mark Dylla SR, Georgia

Laszlo Gyurko JR, Texas Christian

Monster SEC meet


Ryan Harrison SO, Tennessee

500 Free Champion

Matt McLean SR, Virginia 6

ACC:top frosh in 200 Free

JT Stilley FR, North Carolina

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Break-Out Swimmer Male Dax Hill

by Damion Dennis Every now and then there comes a hidden gem in college swimming, a true diamond in the rough. With the right amount of time and a little effort, that rough stone turns out to be a beautiful polished masterpiece. Swimming works much in the same way. !This year, breakout swimmer Dax Hill is that newly shined diamond.


The 6'8 Texas sophomore made the jump from exhibition swimmer at the 2010 Big 12 Championships to one of the most feared freestylers in the country in 2011. !The transformation for Dax didn't just come out of no where. !In high school, he was a highly talented athlete, who, as a swimmer, always set the bar very high with his goals. !After a disappointing freshmen season that ended with bouts of illness and not making the Championship roster, Dax started to make his move to the front of the National scene at Summer Nationals by dropping 7 seconds in his 200 and 2 seconds in his 100. !As his 7

sophomore season started, this diamond in the rough really started to shine. !Throughout the course of the season, he started to emerge as a serious contender for a shot at an NCAA title, ranking weekly among the top 100 and 200 freestylers in the country. !At the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Dax finished 2nd in the 200, 5th in the 100 and 19th in the 50 free. !Very few swimmers have made that kind of competitive leap in our sport of swimming. !Dax, now joins the long list of the collegiate swimming greats from the University of Texas. With a little more time and polishing, Dax may be the brightest Diamond Eddie Reese has discovered yet. !

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Break-Out Swimmer Female

DIII Champion: 50 Free

2nd overall in 100 Fly

Relay only in 2010 to 100 BK B final winner

Laura Barito SR, Stevens Institute

Claire Donahue SR, Western Kentucky

Megan Lafferty SO, Maryland

“And Your Top Qualifiers.� Also nominated and very worthy of national recognition, these swimmers made the top 8 for their outstanding achievements in 2010-11. 1st time NCAA qualifier

Up to 5th in DIII 100 Free

Laura Lindsay JR, Toledo

Laura Pierce JR College of New Jersey

Big time drops in 2011

200 BR SEC Record holder in first season

DIII Champion: 100 Back

Sabine Rasch SO, Texas Christian

Amanda Rutqvist FR, South Carolina

Margaret Rosenbaum FR, Hamilton College



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Break-Out Swimmer Female Breeja Larson

You have to go back a few years to the 2008 championship season to find a breaststroke swimmer who made such an impact on the NCAA level in their freshman season. In ’08 at Ohio State, two freshmen and now seniors stood out; Stanford’s Elizabeth Smith and Minnesota's Jillian Tyler. Both were exceptional in their placements at that meet. Washington’s Arianna Kukors was also in the same elite company as a three event finalist including the 200 breaststroke. However, you would have to go back farther to find a freshman who placed second in both events as Breeja Larson did this year. Her placement coupled with huge single season time drops make this a very

special achievement and arguably one that will serve as the standard for many aspiring NCAA swimmers. In terms of athletic development, much has recently been made of the relationship between expert technical performance and 10,000 hours of dedicated practice. Her progression defies this hourly pre-requisite as her 2011 swims are already in the expert technical category. The question



becomes how is this possible in such a small window of time? A combination of factors led to her great season however the answer probably lies in the fact that school and program were a perfect match for this athlete. Though hard to completely predict any outcome, you just know it when you have the right person in the right program at the right time. The swimmer is a unique athlete with the potential to accomplish a lot. She joined a proven program that consistently demonstrates outstanding coaching and leadership. This blend of athlete, coach and school will create break-out performances as happened in 2011 and for several seasons to follow.

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50 FR: 20.19 to 18.66

Nathan Adrian SR, California

1650: :40 drop to 15:20

Kevin Coates SR, Lewis University

2011 400 IM champion

Bill Cregar SR, Georgia

“And Your Top Qualifiers.� Also nominated and very worthy of national recognition, these swimmers made the top 8 for their outstanding achievements through 2010-11.

100 BR: 57.89 to 53.66

1650: :40 drop to 14:42

Neal Kennedy SR, Michigan

Joe Kinderwater SR, North Carolina

100 FR: 57.83 to 46.51

200 Free: 1:41.0 to 1:32.5

Dan Pecoraro SR, Stevens Institute

Scot Robison SR, Virginia



1st time NCAA qualifier

Kevin Webster SR, Seton Hall

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Career Improvement Male Conor Dwyer

Conor Dwyer’s explosion onto the college swimming scene was one of the stories of the 2009-10 season. Despite reaching a very high level of success in his junior season, there was no slowing down in his second year as a Florida Gator. His early season swims again made him one of the most talked about athletes following each weekend of competition. Always ahead of the NCAA field, his late


October dual meet performances against Georgia further proved his supremely competitive nature. (His 9:00.48 1000 yard freestyle versus Georgia is the eight best time at the end of the entire season.) Forge ahead to the 2011 SEC meet, Conor posted season and atthe-time NCAA best times in the 500 Free (4:11.36), & 400 IM (3:37.75.) Of note, his individual events included just one of his three events from the 2010 NCAA meet. His 2011 SEC 500 11

free exceeded his winning NCAA time from 2010. And he was entering the 2011 NCAA meet highly ranked in multiple events including the top seed in three; 200, 500 & 400 IM. His progression through his junior year alone exceeds what most achieve in four seasons. His senior year was further evidence that Conor Dwyer was the most improved male

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by Damion Dennis

50 x 100 December 20th, 2010. 4 technique (breathing every 3/negative split/distance per stroke) @ 1:20 6 Fast descending @ :60 (men)/1:10 women 3 technique (br every 3/NS/DPS) @ 1:20 7 Fast @ :60/1:10 descending 2 technique (br every 3/NS/DPS) 8 Fast @ :60/1:10 descending 1 technique (br every 3/NS/DPS) @ 1:20 9 Fast @:60/1:10 descending 5 Tech (br every 3/NS/DPS) @ 1:20 5 Fast @ :55/:60 and 1:05/1:10 option was given to the athletes for them to pick which interval they could go on.

Regularly, coaches create sets that challenge the athletes and produces “head nodding” satisfactory results. Then there are those days where the results make everyone involved say "WOW." Those workouts become legendary. As time passes, they become stories and are passed down from upperclassmen to freshman and from team to team, much like the folklore stories our grandfathers told us when we were young. Since February, there have been whispers of a workout out of Gainesville that has become almost as big as Paul Bunyan and as rarely seen as Bigfoot. This year, Greg Troy provided the imagination, creating the fairytale workout know as “The Set” Page

and Connor Dwyer provided its storylike heroics. On December 20th after 6 consecutive days of doing doubles, Coach Troy wanted to come up with a set that would “wake them up” and change gears from what they had been doing the previous 12 workouts and he did just that. At that morning’s workout, Connor Dwyer and the 200/500 freestyling Gators did the following 5000 yard main set (see above.) On the Fast 100’s Connor started out between :56 and :57 seconds and descended down to :51’s, :50’s and as Coach Troy says “I think I saw a :49 in there.” On the last set of fast 100’s Connor chose the :55 interval and held them all at :51! WOW! 35 fast 12

100’s and the last five adding up to roughly 4:25 makes for a great Herculean myth to be passed on from athlete to athlete and team to team. Coach Troy says “That might have been the most impressive freestyle set I’ve seen.” Unfortunately for the rest of us, we will only be able to tell others of the tale of the epic Gator Workout of 2011. Damion Dennis is a 2000 graduate of Western Illinois. Damion has coached at Michigan, Princeton and UCSan Diego. Damion is currently the assistant at West Virginia University.

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Career Improvement Female 200 Fly: 2:03.2 to 1:52.7

Lyndsay DePaul SR, Southern California

100 Free: 51.98 to 48.48

Annie Fittin SR, Maryland

200 BR 2011 NCAA scorer

Grace Kittle SR, Denver

“And Your Top Qualifiers.� Also nominated and very worthy of national recognition, these swimmers made the top 8 for their outstanding achievements through 2010-11. 2011 NCAA Champion

200 Free: 1:47.0 to 1:42.4

Maggie Meyer SR, Wisconsin

Morgan Scroggy SR, Georgia Dropped time every year

Finishes career sub 16:00

500: 5:14.80 to 4:43.37

Kendra Stern SR, Amherst College


Jane Trepp SR, LSU 13

Ashley Twichell SR, Duke

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Career Improvement Female

Meredith Budner

In 2007-08, despite monster time drops as a freshman, Towson Tiger Meredith Budner, did not qualify for the NCAA meet. There is probably no doubt that this experience fueled her drive for further success the following year. Continued growth and success would be the name of the game for Budner throughout her entire

career. In her three championship events, she dropped time every season. Her time drops were not small as she continued to raise her personal level of competitiveness. There is no denying that Pat Mead’s Towson program and Meredith Budner were a perfect match as was further evidenced this past March. Her time drops



from a fully tapered conference meet to NCAA’s alone are extremely impressive as well as unique. Along with all of the individual accomplishments, together they put Towson into the top 25 in 2011. And with four Towson Tigers at the NCAA meet this year, expect new names to represent Towson in future seasons as Meredith Budner did so well during her career.

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Break Out Teams Female

NCAA: 3rd to 1st in 2011

University of California Coach Teri McKeever

30th to 14th at NCAA

Louisiana State University Coach David Geyer

25th to 22nd at NCAA

University of Maryland Coach Sean Schimmel

“And Your Top Qualifiers.� Also nominated and very worthy of national recognition, these programs made the top 8 for their overall outstanding achievements in 2010-11. Program best 9th at NCAA

29 to 64 points at NCAA

University of Minnesota Coach Kremer & Nieszner

Ohio State University Coach Bill Dorenkott


1st NCAA champion

Ninth to fifth in 2011

Stevens Institute Coach Trevor Miele

The College of New Jersey Coach Jennifer Harnett 15

Four NCAA swimmers

Towson University Coach Pat Mead

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Break Out Team Female southern california

It is rare occurrence when your conference finish is the same as your NCAA finish. That is exactly what USC did in 2011 after placing third in both competitions for their best national finish in eight seasons (third in 2003.) Heading into the NCAA meet ranked sixth, Coach Salo and staff had a team that was extremely capable of improving upon that

position along with a seventh place finish in 2010; fourteen invited athletes, all five relays invited, eight athletes in the top ten on the psych sheet including five top seeds. Eventual swimmer of the meet Katinka Hosszu and senior Lyndsay DePaul were seeded 1-2 in the 200 fly. At the end of a powerful day one,



the Trojans were just seven points out of the top spot. Getting points from many on their NCAA roster, USC was able to remain near the top of the standings over the next two days of racing and competition. With just three seniors on their 2010-11 roster, you can expect USC to be a regular at the elite level of NCAA Swimming and Diving in future seasons.

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Break Out Teams Male Into top 20 with 61 points

NCAA top 25 in 2011

Clemson University Coach Christopher Ip

Program best Fourth

Grand Canyon University Coach Steve Schaffer

Indiana University Coach Ray Looze

“And Your Top Qualifiers.� Also nominated and very worthy of national recognition, these programs made the top 8 for their overall outstanding achievements in 2010-11. NCAA top 15 in 1st season

Unranked to 26th at NCAA

Nova Southeastern U. Coach Bonewit-Cron

Strong meet to finish 12th

University of Tennessee Coach John Trembley


Penn State University Coach John Hargis

Program Best 7th at NCAA

University of Redlands Coach Jennifer Harnett 17

Another move up to 7th

U. Southern California Coach Dave Salo

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Break Out Team Male

As indicated in the final score of Division III NCAA’s, there was no room for error on the part of the challenger (Denison), if they were to win their first men’s title. If a team were to win by just one, you would expect the number one contender to be that team. Conventional wisdom traditionally favors the defending champion and simply put; they will find a way to secure what has been theirs for so long. In his tenure, Coach Gregg Parini has finished runner-up on six occasions and has been near the top on nearly every other season. However, history would not repeat


championship. And expect Kenyon to return just as baseball’s Joe DiMaggio did after having his 56 game hit streak snapped; a day later he began another streak of 16 games. The 2012 DIII meet at Indianapolis next March is going to be nothing short of exciting.

this time as his Denison team focused on making their mark, were able to defy odds and pull off a historic win at the Division III National Championship meet. As is often the case when historic records and streaks are eclipsed, many teams will want to follow Denison’s lead in earning their own NCAA team 18

7! 7! 6" 4" 4"

Current NCAA Championship streaks Drury University! DII S&D(M) Western Washington! DII Crew(W) Williams" " DIII Crew(W) Penn State" " DI VBall(W) Concordia-St. Paul" DII VBall(W)

*The NCAA sponsors 88 championships in 23 sports. Above is the active current leaders for consecutive NCAA championships.

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Denison in 2011. Allan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville In 1979 (32 years ago) Johns Hopkins University won the NCAA DIvision III Swimming Championships. ! That was seven US Presidents ago! Since that time the Kenyon Lords amassed the longest streak of NCAA Championships in any sport, any division. !Thirty-One Straight Championships. !None went to the last relay, and a close meet was "within 100 or 150 points". You had to be there to truly understand. The dynasty ended on Saturday at the Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville Tennessee. !!The Denison Big Red won the meet by a single point in a four day battle that went down to the last relay. !You had to be there to truly understand. !Never has there been such intensity for one race as there was for the men's 400 free relay. ! While the meet outcome would be determined by the last race, it was a four day resilience by Denison that put them in the position for the victory. !Dominance in the backstrokes; four swimmers back in the 200 free; the 800 free relay victory; diving points; and one of the most impressive swims in NCAA DIII history (Al Weik 15:06 1650 freestyle) !provided Denison with the extra momentum that set up the magical moment. ! ...the stage was set. Yet, anytime you win by a margin of one point, EVERY SWIM and EVERY DIVE MATTERS.....and with a nine point lead heading into the last event, the stage was set. !Denison

needed to finish third if Kenyon won the race. !At the 350 yard mark Denison was in fourth place. !! Kenyon won the race and Denison anchor Spencer Fronk passed the third place relay with fifteen yards to go to set off the celebration. In order to gain better perspective, in the weeks leading up to the meet, it was the Emory Eagles who seemed to be the team with an "outside shot" to dethrone the champions. !Emory had qualified one more swimmer than the Lords. The talk on the deck after Day one prelims was that if places held, Emory would have a one point lead following finals. !Great teams respond and when the Lords went 1-2-3 in the consolation finals of the first event (500 free) any talk of a new champion faded. !!Many felt that Kenyon had a subpar session earlier that day, but had reset the tone of the meet. Most were thinking, "here they go again" Then, as we fast forward----Going into the final day Kenyon held their slimmest lead since 1980. !No one else had such an opportunity and Denison made the most of the opportunity It is as important for Denison to win as it is to recognize how amazing the streak was. !Gregg Parini was the first coach to break the Kenyon streak for women's championships in 2001.....and waited ten years to do it all on the


by George Kennedy


mens side. !Congratulations to both squads, both coaches, and all of the swimmers who swam in prior championships aspiring to dethrone or defend. Many teams aspired to be the first team, and it is appropriate it was Denison (the only team that has defeated Kenyon at the conference level) Streaks come and go.....but this one lasted decades! !!Only now, once broken, will it get the recognition that it has deserved throughout the years. And so, it only seems appropriate that the year of the first Kenyon victory was in 1980. !That year, the US Ice Hockey team defeated the Russians at the Olympic games. !!Do you believe in miracles? !!!YES! 2011 NCAA Championships after 40 events.

1.Denison! 2.Kenyon 3.Emory 4.MIT Williams

500.5 499.5 348.5 224.0 224.0

*George Kennedy just completed his 26th season of coaching at Johns Hopkins University. He is just the 4th head coach in school history and recently served at president of the CSCAA. Coach Kennedy is one of the most genuine individuals in our sport. Denison photo; Ben K. Moser

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Exciting Dual Meets Male North Carolina @ Minnesota November 6, 2010 UNC 165 UMinnesota 135

Penn State @ WVU October 16, 2010 WVU 125 PSU 116

Each team wins 8 events. Strong early season times. UNC headline: “Carolina travels north to sweep Golden Golphers” Program best Fourth

“And Your Top Qualifiers.” Meet tied going into final relay. WVU goes 1-3 to win. West Virginia headline: “Swimming: Mountaineers split with Penn State”

Some of the exciting dual meets that took place in 2010-11. Needed: Competitive racing, excellent times for that point in the season and the occasional last relay.

Stevens Institute @ TCNJ January 30, 2011 #11 TCNJ 144 #9 Stevens 118

Denver @ Brigham Young University October 30, 2010 BYU 124 Denver 117 BYU wins final two races. BYU headline: “Cougars fight for win against Denver. Pool record set in first home meet”

Dartmouth @ Brown November 20, 2010 Dartmouth 151 Brown 149 200 IM thriller puts Dartmouth in position to win meet. Was first league win for DU in years. Dartmouth headline: “Men’s Swimming edges Brown, 151-149”


Back and forth meet. Good times posted for each team. The College of New Jersey headline: “TCNJ splashes past Stevens 144-118”

Georgia Tech @ NC State January 15, 2011 NC State 155 Georgia Tech 143 Several close races as meet comes down to final relay. NC State headline: “Swimming & Diving Sweeps GT on Senior Day Thriller. Wolfpack men move to 5-0 (3-0 ACC), women 5-1 (2-1 ACC)

#1 Texas 135 @ #11 Georgia 106 January 15, 2011 #20 FSU 141.5 @ #16 Alabama 157.5 Jan 22, 2011 20 HYP: Harvard 189 Princeton 164 @Yale, Jan 30, 2011

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Most Exciting Meet MALE Event 7 Men 200 Yard Butterfly =============================================================================== Name Year School Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Bollier, Bobby L JR Stanford-PC 1:44.24 9 23.75 50.63 (26.88) 1:17.82 (27.19) 1:44.24 (26.42) 2 Shields, Tom A SO Cal Berkeley-PC 1:44.28 4 23.77 50.39 (26.62) 1:17.67 (27.28) 1:44.28 (26.61) 3 Brown, Austin M SO Cal Berkeley-PC 1:48.51 3 24.61 52.87 (28.26) 1:20.52 (27.65) 1:48.51 (27.99) 4 Sullivan, Robbie P JR Cal Berkeley-PC 1:50.44 2 24.54 51.94 (27.40) 1:20.37 (28.43) 1:50.44 (30.07) 5 Andrews, Rob A JR Stanford-PC 1:50.78 1 24.91 52.91 (28.00) 1:21.76 (28.85) 1:50.78 (29.02) 6 Montgomery, Mack M SO Stanford-PC 1:51.26 24.80 52.79 (27.99) 1:21.92 (29.13) 1:51.26 (29.34) 7 Harper, Greg W FR Cal Berkeley-PC x1:53.39 24.94 53.70 (28.76) 1:23.24 (29.54) 1:53.39 Stanford Media Relations

February 19, 2011, Berkeley, CA A meet this big needs no preface. Still, the preceding numbers going into this epic late season battle are as impressive as can be; perennial conference and NCAA powerhouses, the two top ranked teams in the land, and a 2010 meet separated by a mere four points.


Competing in the classic thirteen event format, Stanford found themselves in an eighteen point deficit going into the fifth race the 200 IM. The Cardinal was able to pull within four over the next two events and heading into the middle round of swimming events. Despite three Cardinal victories in an unbelievably awesome middle set of events, the Cal Bears still retained the lead before the second diving break. Bobby Bollier’s came from behind in the 200 fly to win by .04. Chad LaTourette’s did the same in the with a fabulous 500 finish. These two victories proved to be pivotal for the Stanford side. The eventual NCAA team champions led the meet for eleven of 21

the thirteen events. However, it was Stanford, in winning a spectacular 400 Free Relay, who took the meet by a score of 124.5 to 118.5. On Saturday February 19th, 2011, the best reality show in NCAA Swimming & Diving took place at the Spieker Aquatics Complex on the Cal campus. In their 113th meeting, these two titans of collegiate swimming proved once again why this will always be “The Big Swim Meet.”

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Exciting Dual Meets Female North Carolina @ Minnesota November 6, 2010 UNC 154 UMinnesota 146

Boston Univ. @UMBC October 30, 2010 Boston 144 UMBC 156

Carolina wins final three events to take meet. Great race in 200 Fly and 400 Free Relay. UNC headline: “Carolina travels north to sweep Golden Golphers” Program best Fourth

“And Your Top Qualifiers.” Relays prove to be the difference. Many close races. UMBC: “Swimming & Diving Wins 19 events; Sweeps America East Rival Boston University”

Some of the exciting dual meets that took place in 2010-11. Needed: Competitive racing, excellent times for that point in the season and the occasional last relay.

#3 Texas @ #2 Georgia January 15, 2011 Georgia 169.5 Texas 130.5

Colorado State @ UNLV November 13, 2010 UNLV 156 CSU 144 Teams tie in Medley Relay. Meet decided in final relay. UNLV headline: “Rebels Swim Past Rams, UNLV claim 12 point conference win over CSU”

Alabama @ Kentucky January 15, 2011 Kentucky 152 Alabama 148 Great overall meet. 50 Free decided by .01. Kentucky headline: “Cats split with Alabama in SEC Dual Meet. Women’s 400 freestyle relay team wins final race to top Crimson Tide.”


A team went at least 1-2 in nine of 16 events. Top meet in 2009-10 season. Georgia headline: “Georgia Swimmers and Divers Split with Texas”

Tulane @ Vanderbilt February 5, 2011 Tulane 133 Vanderbilt 129 Tulane goes 1-2 on final relay for win. Tulane: “Swimming & Diving Rallies to Defeat Vanderbilt. Green Wave post seven first place finishes to wrap up regular season with a victory.”

Texas 156 @ California 144! October 16, 2010 Susquehanna 130 @ Catholic 132 November 6, 2010 #3 Texas 22 117 @ #12 Auburn 183 Jan 13, 2011 #3 USC 136.5 @ #1 Stanford 161.5 Jan 29, 2011

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Most Exciting Meet FEMALE Stanford(1) @CALIfornia (4)

February 12, 2011, Berkeley, CA The first installment of the Big Meet for 2010-11 easily lived up to it’s name as athletes and coaches from both sides of the pool provided all in attendance with a thriller of a dual meet. This meet featured three lead and two ties including a score of 132-132 going into the final two events. In early competition, Senior Amanda Sims put together an excellent 200 fly. Slightly behind at the 150, she pulled away from the

event front-runners as part of a four consecutive wins by Bear athletes. In event fifteen, Caitlin Leverenz and hard-charging teammate Sara Isakovic (final split 26.95!) took the 200 IM for the Bears to re-establish a lead. The IM marked the sixth time in the meet that the event scoring was ten points to nine. Going into the final event, 400 free relay, each team was in position to win the meet. Stanford held a lead through 300 yards. For the final leg and a preview of the 2011 PAC-10 400 relay, Stanford’s Kate Dwelley and Cal’s Liv Jensen would complete the relay. Jensen, who earlier won the 100 free event with a 48.99, was nothing short of golden in posting a



47.86 to win the relay for the victorious Bears. In placing first and third to open and close the meet, Cal’s relay strength was arguably the differencemaker. For the eventual NCAA team champions, the win marked just the fifth time they have won the Big Meet since their inaugural season.

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October 9th 2010

Auburn 110 @ Alabama 133 In one of the first dual meets of the collegiate swimming & season, Alabama gets its first win versus rival Auburn since 1993. “Obviously this is really early in the season and there are a lot of things we need to work on and continue to improve on, but this was a great way to begin the season at home.” Coach Eric McIlquham OTHER NOTABLE UPSETS: On the Alabama meet........

Saturday Oct 23rd 2010: Nova Southeastern 158 @ Tampa 104

“The men swam tired

Friday Nov 5 2010: Drury 93 @ Missouri S&T 111

and we need to find a way to race tougher. I

Saturday Nov 20 2010: #1 Kenyon 99 @ #18 Grove City College 178

am, however, proud of

Tuesday Nov 23 2010: #4 Florida 116 @ #20 FSU 184

our senior captains as

Saturday January 8th 2011: #8 Michigan 137 @ #14 Indiana 163

they showed solid

Friday January 14th 2011: #1 Texas 117.5 @ #6 Auburn 125.5 Auburn Athletics HEADLINE: Tigers Topple Top-Ranked Texas in Home Thriller Auburn Solidified Win in Final Event. Saturday January 22nd 2011: #9 UNC 138 @ #14 Virginia 162 #4 Cal 174.5 @ #2 Arizona 123.5 N/R Geneseo 153 @ #10 Carnegie Mellon 146 Page

Saturday January 29th 2011: #16 Alabama 140 @ #22 South Carolina 160


leadership on both men and women’s teams” Coach Brett Hawke

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November 23rd 2010 #4 Florida 113 @ Florida State 183 FSU Headline: Seminole Shocker. Seminoles defeat fourth-ranked Florida under the lights at the Morcom Aquatic Center. “There was a terrific atmosphere here tonight. We saw our team swim very fast tonight and I’m thrilled with the ways things turned out.” Coach Neil Harper, on first win over Florida since 2006-07. On the Florida meet........

OTHER NOTABLE UPSETS: Thursday January 13th 2011: #3 Texas 117 @ #12 Auburn 183 Auburn Athletics HEADLINE: Auburn Women Upset Third-Ranked Texas, 183-117. Tigers win 12 of 16 events.

State. They have a very good team and are in championship

Saturday January 22nd 2011: #14 Indiana 139 @ #20 Purdue 161 Purdue Athletics HEADLINE: No. 20 Purdue Posts First Dual Meet Win vs. No. 14 Indiana since 2000.

form. We are not as

Saturday January 29th 2011: #17 Wisconsin 174.5 @ #19 Purdue 176.5 Purdue Athletics HEADLINE: Purdue Teams Combine For Four Dual Meet Wins As Big Ten Quad Concludes.

good as they are right now, but we are excited about how well both teams responded and

Sunday January 30th 2011: #6 Stevens Institute 116 @ #14 TCNJ 146 TCNJ Athletics HEADLINE: Lions achieve perfection in regular season. Saturday February 12th 2011: #1 Stanford 145 @ #4 California 155 Page (see Most Exciting meet on previous page.)

“Hats off to Florida

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Championship Performance California

by Mike Litzinger The training was right on. The schedule was tough. The coaching , always excellent. A second place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, hardened their competitive edge. The talent was a blend world class and youthful exuberance. An educated guess would be that it was a combination of these attributes that lead to the Cal Bear’s 2011 NCAA Women’s


Championship. However, some say it was the dance class. Coach McKeever’s group signed up for a Hip Hop Dance class designed to help the Cal ladies be together, have some fun, and work on some “skills.” The class description states: . While learning the choreography is important, there will be a strong emphasis on developing your own personal style into the new 26

moves being taught.” If you were at the NCAA Meet, you would notice exactly that. During the warm up of each session, one by one the Bears would be grooving on the sideline, each time a song selection from their class came over the sound system at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. continued on next page.

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Championship Performance

continued from previous page. the possibilities are exciting. But for Mike Litzinger A team effort, synchronized, a little the meantime, while the Cal Bears is a graduate of individual attitude, and a lot of “street celebrate their second NCAA Hobart College in cred.” Championship there certainly is a little Geneva, NY. He is From the first event, you knew extra “Hip Hop” in their step. currently the top Coach Teri McKeever’s team was assistant at the anything but a “dancing bear” as they Above: Wordle based on points University of North took three of the meet’s five relays, scored at 2011 NCAA women’s meet. Carolina. won three individual events, and garnered an impressive 40 All-America Honors. "We've got a talented group," NCAA Swimming & Diving Team McKeever added. "It was a total team Championships - Women, since 1982. effort," McKeever said, "and I'm really proud of the way everybody contributed. The team was very Stanford professional; that's really the only Texas word I can think of to describe them. It Auburn was pretty exciting." Georgia There is no doubt that Coach McKeever has set a standard out west Florida! by building on tradition, excellence, CAL and hard work. The future is bright in AZ the Bay Area, and with 2012 looming USC

USC AZ CAL 1 1 Florida2 2

Stanford 8

Georgia 4



Auburn 5

Texas 7

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A year ago, Coach Dave Durden and his team tasted what it feels like be in first place at the NCAA Championships. On day three as Texas passed them to take the team title, you just knew this would be the team to beat in 2011 when the swimming and diving powers came together to do battle in March on the Minnesota campus. The Bears performed well throughout the 2010-11 season as they continued to demonstrate that this team was better than in 2010. However, along the way, they were never ranked first in the CSCAA poll while experiencing defeat by Stanford in both the Big Meet as well as the Pac10 Championships. Incidentally, it was after these two significant meets


that Cal finally reached the top of a final poll. Once the final CSCAA poll was released on March 15, with Cal on top, the Bear Crossing was not going to end until Saturday night of the NCAA Championships. At the end of day one and in third place by just five points, it was clear that when Cal was good, they were very, very good. Nathan Adrian won 28

the 50 free with an American Record. A potent 400 Medley Relay, well in front of the field, served as a preview of the power the Bears were going demonstrate over the next two days of competition where they held the lead at the end of each day of racing. The key to their victory is that even with a roster stacked with swimming stars, it was a total team effort that earned this team their school’s third NCAA Championship (16 of 18 earned All American at least once.) They were pushed and challenged throughout the meet. But, great athletes and teams find a way to stand out amongst the best. Such was superlative Cal’s performance at the 2011 meet.

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NCAA Championships Right: Wordle based on invited athletes of DI teams. Texas ! 19 California! 18 Arizona! 15 Auburn! 15 Florida! 14 USC! ! 14 Stanford! 14 Michigan! 12 Ohio State! 12 Tennessee! 11 Indiana! 11!

Left: Wordle based on final scores at 2011 NCAA meet

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at Minnesota. California!493 Texas!!470.5 Stanford!403 Arizona!302 Florida!291 Auburn!269.5 USC! !206 Virginia!200 Michigan!181 Georgia!125.5

Athletes invited to D! NCAA men’s meet by conference in 2011: ACC! ! 32! ! Big Ten! 62! ! Mountain West! 11!

SEC! !54

Big East!

Other!! 9




Big XII!



Pac-10! 29



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Great PEOPLE in 2010-11. These people had extraordinary impacts in their Programs & ng. the sport of swimming & divi

Pictured counter clockwise from upper right..... Claire Crippen; see next page, Teresa Crippen; see next page. KJ Shaw, see next page. Austin Staab, Stanford; After taking a leave of absence in early 2010, the Stanford senior helped lead Stanford to a 30th consecutive PAC-10 title while winning two individuals and one relay at the 2011 NCAA meet. Coach Lauren Beam with husband

Mike, see next page. Danica Roskos, TCNJ diving, Danica transferred into TCNJ and made an immediate impact. She helped lead her team to a program best NCAA finish while winning both boards. Gregg Parini, Denision University, see next page. All nominated, these are the people who are making the sport of swimming and diving exciting and special.

Page 30 Photos by; Crippen, Crippen, Stabb(, Shaw(, Beam(, Roskos (

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Impact Honors Coach Gregg Parini, Denison “I think these guys embraced the challenge in a very big way. The alumni and I got together last fall and asked “How can we make this a different year for us?” We developed a mantra through the whole year....The team embraced it and it basically said this; Don’t be afraid of failure. But be terrified, be absolutely terrified of being forgotten. And I think that captured the spirit of our swimming and diving this year in the way we performed. We may get beat but you’re not going to forget the fact that we were there. It was that kind of approach that really fueled our performances all year. Our guys....they wanted to go down swinging.” Coach Gregg Parini on what was different about this Denison team in this must-see post-meet interview on SwimmingWorld TV with Garrett McCaffrey. KJ Shaw, William & Mary KJ Shaw suffered what should have been a season and possibly career ending head injury. He not only made the recovery but went on to have a record setting conference

championships at the 2011 CAA’s. Shaw described his injury and comeback to Peter Busch in March on Swimming World TV. “I wasn’t really sure what the effects were going to be. I fractured my skull (back here) and it was cut open a little bit. Unfortunately, there was a little bit of bleeding in my brain. I was in the ICU for four days before I was released and I had to withdraw for the semester. But the only thought that was in my mind was getting back to school and back to swimming and back to my friends as soon as I could.” Lauren Beam, New York University Lauren Beam is a successful head swimming coach. She has put together consistent success in her tenure at her alma mater. She has a career dual meet record of 60-6. Her list of All Americans is in the teens. Add in four ECAC team championships in her seven years as head coach and it is clear that this person is going to be successful. However, she has another team that she is provides motivation and inspiration to just as she does to her NYU swimmers and divers. Team Beam evolved as a result of her ongoing battle with cancer. In 2009, Lauren was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer that has also spread to the liver. She has a terrific quote as part of her new years resolutions for 2011; “Hopefully you are all on the way to making 2011 a kick ass year. It’s really never too late. Here’s to killing tumors!!”



See Caring Bridge for much greater detail of this story.

Claire & Teresa Crippen The Crippen name is one of the most recognizable surnames in the sport. The high level of success of the Crippen children of parents Peter and Patricia is outstanding with all four excelling at the Division I level. It is difficult to find the correct words to describe what this family endured through the tragic loss of brother Fran last October. Through everything, their strength and resolve was put on regular display as Claire and Teresa moved through the 2010-11 season with their teams. Claire and Teresa each did so much more than what their outstanding 2011 results indicate. They showed what strength, inspiration and passion are to the deepest degree. To do what they did athletically is achieved by only a few each year (Claire; ACC record holder & champion, NCAA HM, Teresa; team captain, three All Americans including a double on day three!) To do this under their circumstances must take a level of inner strength that most of hope to never have to draw upon. “It’s the nature of their family. Their strength is genuine,” says their coach Richard Shoulberg.

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Well Said in 2010-11 Peter Busch: Do you ever wish you stuck with basketball? Something that is a more lucrative sport if you succeed? Dax Hill: As far as money goes, not really. I am pretty driven person. School-wise or in sport, I plan on making a lot of money. As far as practice goes, when Eddie is dropping the hammer on us, sometimes I definitely wish I was playing basketball. Interview first seen on The Morning Swim Show, SwimmingWorld TV, April 28th, 2011. Garrett McCaffery: What was different about this team that allowed them to do what they did in March? Gregg Parini: These guys embraced the challenge in a very big way. The alumni and I got together last fall and asked how can we make this a different year for us? We developed a mantra through the whole year...the team embraced it and it basically said this; “Don’t be afraid of failure. But be terrified, be absolutely terrified of being forgotten. And I think that captured the spirt of our swimming and diving this year in the way we performed. We may get beat. But you’re not going to forget the fact that we were there. It was that kind of approach that really fueled our performances all year.” Source; The Morning Swim Show, SwimmingWorld TV April 11th, 2011

Auburn’s New Champion “We had to juggle them because she had to do a taper in the middle of the season which wasn’t ideal for us. She’s just been so focused all year. And she’s wanted to win this from the very first work out. Once you set your mind to something, it’s hard to take that away from anybody...especially from someone with her determination. She was pretty hard to stop Coach Brett Hawke tonight.” on NCAA champion Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace. Source;, March 19th, 2011

California Men Win. “Everything that happened last year we made sure to move forward and learn from it. Dave and I--and all of the coaches, really--we changed up the training schedule a little bit and made sure

that I would go a lot faster at the end of the season as opposed to going some pretty fast in-season times, and I think that’s really made the difference.” Nathan Adrian, on what he changed from last year. Source;

Towson’s Toughest Tiger “We actually came all the way down for our conference meet...The conference meet is the meet to qualify to come here. So for her to come and actually go faster in her 500 & mile...she’s done that the last few years. But I was very surprised at how much she’s dropped in the past week and is a credit to all the work she’s put in this past year and I couldn’t be happier for her.” Coach Pat Mead, Towson University, Source; March 19th, 2011

Re: Coaching Changes/Openings? by hydroglide on Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:12 am

I look forward to the day i hear of a school cutting the men's basketball or football team due to inadequate facilities or budget downsizing. ...and then hearing they will be using the funds to add a 10 million dollar aquatics center. lol. Page


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Career Improvement grids MEREDITH BUDNER: HIGH SCHOOL PR 2006-07

2007-08 Freshman

2008-09 Sophomore

2009-10 Junior

2010-11 Senior


500 Freestyle







400 IM













1650 Freestyle

1650 Note: No mile time listed during 2006-07. Improvement listed for collegiate career

CONOR DWYER: HIGH SCHOOL PR 2006-07 500 Freestyle

2007-08 Freshman

2008-09 Sophomore

2009-10 Junior

2010-11 Senior












4:40.12 n/l

400 IM 200 Freestyle







100 Freestyle







400 IM Note; No Individual Medley time listed until senior season.

Other notable numbers from athletes nominated for Career Improvement



Kendra Stern of Amherst dropped over thirty seconds throughout her career in the 500 freestyle. Her listed time entering college is a 5:14.80. Her winning time at the DIII NCAA meet, 4:43.37, would have earned her an invitation to the Division I meet in Austin.

Best 100 free time for Stevens swimmer Dan Pecoraro coming out of high school. He dropped over eleven seconds in his career to get to a :46.51 in 2011. He also went from a 1:04.64 in the 100 backstroke down to a :52.38. Pecoraro was a firsttime NCAA qualifier this year.



159 Event Rank for Meredith Budner in the 1650 freestyle for Division I men. 555 male athletes are listed for the mile in 2010-11. Budner’s time of 15:44.26 placed in the top thirty percent of all division I miles by male swimmers.

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Noteworthy The followings programs were nominated for at least one category Amherst College-Women Arkansas Little Rock-Women Brigham Young University-Men Boston College-Men California-Berkeley-Men California-Berkeley-Women Catholic University-Women Clemson University-Men Dartmouth College-Men Denison University-Men Drury University-Men Duke University-Women Florida State University-M&W Florida International Univ-Women Grand Canyon University-Men Grove City College-Men Hamilton College-Women Indiana University-M&W Lewis University-Men Louisiana State University-Women Manhattan College-Men Missouri S&T-Men Massachusetts Institute of Tech. New York University-M&W North Carolina State Univ.-Men Nova Southeastern Univ.-M&W Ohio State University-Women Penn State University-Men Purdue University-Women Seton Hall University-Men Stanford University-Men Stanford University-Women Stevens Institute of Tech.-M&W SUNY Geneseo-Men Susquehanna University-M&W Syracuse University-M&W Texas A&M University-Women Texas Christian University-M&W The College of New Jersey-M&W Towson University-Women Tulane University-Women Page

University of Alabama-M&W University of Arizona-M&W University of Denver-Women University of Florida-M&W University of Georgia-M&W University of Kansas-Women University of Kentucky-Women UMBC-Men & Women University of Maryland-Women University of Michigan-Men University of Minnesota-Men University of Minnesota-Women UNLV-Women University of North Carolina-M&W University of Redlands-Men University of South Carolina-M&W University Southern California-W University Southern California-M University of Tennessee-Men University of Texas-Men University of Texas-Women University of Toledo-Women University of Virginia-M&W University of Wisconsin-Women West Virginia University-Men Western Kentucky Univ. M&W Whitworth University-Men William & Mary-Men Dedicated to the members of the following programs: Butler University, Men, 2007 California-Irvine, 2009 California-Los Angeles-Men, 1994 California-Northridge, 2010 Duquesne University-Men, 2010 James Madison Univ.-Men, 2007 Kutztown University-Men, 2009 Miami (swimming)-Men, 2000 Nebraska-Men, 2002 Ohio University-Men, 2007 Richmond-Men Rutgers University-Men, 2006 Slippery Rock University, 2006 34

Syracuse University-M&W, 2011 University of Illinois-Men, 1993 University of Kansas-Men 2001 U. of Rhode Island-Men, 2008 U. of New Hampshire, Men, 2006 University of Toledo-Men, 2003 University of Vermont-Men University of Washington, 2009 Publications notes Within the sport of collegiate swimming & diving, people and teams continue to will themselves to a higher level through all of the tenets of overachievement and excellence. Each season, many stories take place which should be properly documented and recognized. The idea behind the college swimming and diving honors is to share the stories, to tell and retell the story of the 2010-11 collegiate swimming and diving season. Awards versus honors. Despite the title of the website, the current objective of this venture is to honor many of the outstanding efforts and accomplishments relevant to the 2010-11 season. In future years, the expectation is to also present an award. In 2011-12, a notification by email will be sent out to all collegiate head coaches in the fall announcing the nomination process. Visit the following site to learn more, Special thank you to the following for their support and guidance. Tim Binning, Damion Dennis, West Virginia Univ. Josh Huger, George Kennedy, Johns Hopkins Univ. Michael Litzinger, North Carolina Univ. See website for full list

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