Pac-12 announces women's swimmer and diver of the month

SAN FRANCISCO – STANFORD freshman Simone Manuel was named Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Month and USC’s Haley Ishimatsu the Pac-12 Diver of the Month, for November, the Conference office announced today. 

Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas), got her collegiate swimming career off to a hot start, setting an American record in the 100 free (46.62) while setting Stanford program records in the 50, 100 and 200 free in November. Manuel currently owns the nation’s best 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle times. The freshman A-cut in the 50, 100 and 200 frees at the Art Adamson Invitational. Manuel has won 11 of 12 individual events she has entered this year.

Ishimatsu (Seal Beach, Calif.), is the defending NCAA and Pac-12 champion on the platform, and picked up where she left off by opening the month with a win in the Trojan Diving Invitational. Ishimatsu followed with two first place 1-meter finishes in meets against Arizona and Arizona State. The senior has NCAA diving cuts on all three boards.

This is the first-career Swimmer of the Month honor for Manuel and the 12th overall for Stanford, which ties with California for the most of any Pac-12 school since the award’s inception. Ishimatsu earns her second-career weekly honor and 13th overall diving honor for USC, also the most of any Pac-12 school. 

Also Nominated:

Swimming: Anna Olasz, ASU; Madison White, UCLA; Jasmine Tosky, USC; Stina Colleou, UTAH; 

Diving: Mara Aiacoboae, ASU; Maria Polyakova, UCLA; Amanda Casillas, UTAH


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