Skip Kenney Named Pac-10 Coach of the Year

April 13, 2006

Walnut Creek, Ca - In a vote of the league's coaches, Skip Kenney has been named Pacific-10 Swim Coach of the Year, while Cardinal freshmen Nate Cass and Dwight Dumais have been named Newcomer of the Year.

Kenney led the Cardinal to their 25th consecutive Pacific-10 Championship in 2006. At the conference championship, Kenney coached his swimmers to seven individual and two relay titles. Kenney coached Stanford to a third place finish at the NCAA Championship in Atlanta, Ga, after the Cardinal was voted champion of the 2005-06 dual meet season in the S.R. Smith - College Swim Coaches Association (CSCAA) Top 25 Poll. The men's swimming Coach of the Year award is the 18th of Kenney's career.

Cass, a freshman from Columbus, Ohio, placed second in the 200 individual medley, fifth in the 100 backstroke, and seventh in the 200 backstroke at the Pac-10 Championship. At the NCAA Championship, Cass finished seventh in the 200 IM, eighth in the 100 breaststroke, and tenth in the 200 breaststroke to earn three All-American honors.

Dumais, a freshman from Ventura, Calif., finished second in both springboard events at the 2006 Pac-10 Diving Championship. Dumais also took third on the platform. At the NCAA Championship, Dumais placed ninth on the one-meter springboard, 17th in the three-meter springboard, and 14th in the platform event.

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