Pac-12 Announces Men’s Swimmer and Diver of the Month
SAN FRANCISCO - The Conference office announced today that Patrick Park of ARIZONA STATE was named Pac-12 Men's Swimmer of the Month and Collin Pollard was voted Men's Diver of the Month for November.
Park (Plainsboro, N.J.) earned five individual first-place finishes and five first-place relay finishes in the month of November. At the Art Adamson Invitational, Park clocked a 47.33 in the 100-yard fly and 1:44.72 in the 200-meter fly, both of which were top-three times in program history. He also swam in the 400-yard relays (2:54.84) and 800-meter relays (6:29.91), winning both events with the fastest times in the NCAA at both distances at the time. The sophomore then posted wins in the 200-yard fly (1:47.68), 100-meter free (44.63) and 400-yard free relay (2:58.45) in Arizona State's meet against Air Force. In the meet versus USC, Park went undefeated once again, winning the 200-yard fly (1:46.15), 100-meter free (45.13), 200-yard free relay (1:21.75) and 200-yard medley relay (1:30.07). Park is the first Sun Devil to earn Swimmer of the Month honors since C.J. Nuess in December of 2007. ASU now has three all-time monthly accolades.
Pollard (San Jose, Calif.) recorded wins in all three one-meter diving events he competed in during the month of November, along with two wins in his three-meter events. The senior began the month at the Trojan Diving Invitational with a one-meter score of 659.55, a three-meter score of 750.25 and a 678.20 score in the platform. He took first place in the one-meter and three-meter while earning a runner-up finish in the platform. In USC's meet against Arizona, Pollard won the one-meter and three-meter events again with scores of 354.23 and 365.48, respectively. Pollard then earned a first-place finish in the one-meter event against Arizona State (341.85) and a third-place finish in the three-meter event (356.70). He has already established NCAA Championship qualifying scores on all three boards. Pollard's honor is the fourth all-time for USC and the first since Harrison Jones in February of 2011.
Swimmer: Mathias Oh, ARIZ; Ryan Murhpy, CAL; Sam Perry, STAN; Pawel Furtek, USC; Bence Kiraly, UTAH.
Diver: Rafael Quintero, ARIZ; Finn Scribbick, CAL; Connor Kuremsky, STAN; Josiah Purss, UTAH.
2015 PAC-12 MEN'S SWIMMER AND DIVER OF THE MONTH
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