Following are the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Swimming & Diving All-Academic teams, announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and participate in at least half of their team’s scheduled regular season events.
The Pac-12 Conference named the recipients of the 2016 Men’s Swimming and Diving Awards today, as announced by the Conference office. CALIFORNIA’s Ryan Murphy was named the Men’s Swimmer of the Year for the second-straight year, while his teammate Andrew Seliskar was voted Men’s Swimming Freshman/Newcomer of the Year and their coach David Durden was selected as Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year. ARIZONA’s Rafael Quintero took home Men’s Diver of the Year while UTAH’s Connor Cain was voted Men’s Diving Freshman/Newcomer of the Year and USC’s Hongping Li was selected as Men’s Diving Coach of the Year.
Pac-12 men’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up competition at the 2016 NCAA Championships, held at the McAuley Aquatic Center hosted by Georgia Tech. CALIFORNIA (351) earned a runner-up finish while USC (117) took 13th place, STANFORD (112.5) finished in 14th and ARIZONA (87) ended up in 16th place overall. UTAH finished with nine points in a tie for 35th place and ARIZONA STATE tied for 44th place with 2 points.
Stanford won the Conference title at the 2016 Men's Pac-12 Swimming Championships, held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. It is the Cardinal's first title since 2012 and the 32nd Pac-12 title in program history.
California (four) and USC (two) combined to win each of the six titles on the third day of competition at the Men's Pac-12 Swimming Championships, held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. Despite not winning a title on the night, the Stanford's depth proved to be the difference in being able to widen their first-place lead.