Back To Back National Titles For Cal
Third National Title In Four Years
AUBURN, Ala. - Contributions from every Golden Bear at the NCAA Championships - including 200-yard breaststroke champ Caitlin Leverenz and Kahley Rowell, only the second California diver to qualify for the national meet - gave Cal a repeat championship and its third national title in four years on Saturday night at Auburn's James E. Martin Aquatic Center. Rowell's fifth-place finish on the platform clinched the title for the Bears before the last event of the meet - the 400-yard freestyle relay. Leverenz won the 200 breaststroke earlier in the night and later earned the Swimmer of the Meet award. Cal head coach Teri McKeever claimed the Coach of the Meet award.
The Bears scored 412.5 points, while second-place Georgia had 366, third-place USC tallied 325.5, fourth-place Stanford scored 318 and fifth-place Arizona collected 299.
The Pac-12 has now won a total of 447 NCAA team titles.
200 IM - Caitlin Leverenz (1:51.77 - NCAA, American, U.S. Open and Pac-12 record, broke Julia Smit's (Stanford) record of 1:52.31 from 2010 Pac-10's; USC's Hosszu also swam under Smit's record in 1:51.80)
50 free - Liv Jensen (also won event in 2010)
400 medley relay (3:28.10 - NCAA, U.S. Open and Pac-12 record, surpassed record they set in the prelims)
200 medley relay (1:34.24 - American, NCAA, U.S. Open and Pac-12 record)
100 fly - Sara Isakovic (first individual title, silver medalist in 200m free at 2008 Olympic Games for Slovenia, senior and key member of Cal's championship teams)
100 back - Cindy Tran (second straight title after winning as a freshman in 2011)
200 breast - Caitlin Leverenz (2:04.76 - 0.01 seconds off the NCAA/American/U.S. Open record of former USC swimmer Rebecca Soni, who is the fastest breaststroker in the world)
Other Pac-12 wins:
200 free relay - Stanford
500 free - Haley Anderson, USC (4:34.48 Pac-12 record)
1-meter - Victoria Ishimatsu, USC
400 IM - Katinka Hosszu, USC (defended title, 3:56.54 is NCAA record)
200 fly - Katinka Hosszu, USC (defended title)
400 free relay - Stanford (3:11.03 American record - Cal holds NCAA record from 2009)
13 out of 21 events went to Pac-12 swimmers and divers.
6. Texas A&M
12. Arizona State
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