Arizona had 19 athletes selected to the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Swimming & Diving All-Academic teams. The Cats had the most women named to the first team in the conference, with all three seniors earning Pac-12 honors.
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.
Rafael Quintero was named the 2016 Pac-12 Men's Diver of the Year, announced by the Conference office on Tuesday. The senior is the first Wildcat since Ben Grado and seventh all-time to earn the honor.
As the final event came to a close on Saturday evening at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Arizona State men's swim and dive squad realized they had accomplished their goal of swimming -- and diving -- like they never had before.