Ten Bears Highlight U.S. National Team Squad
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Ten current and former members of the California men's swimming & diving program were named to USA Swimming's 2020-21 National Team roster on Wednesday, as the organization announced its 115-athlete squad ahead of the new Olympic year.
Seven of Cal's 10 roster inclusions are post-grad swimmers, including Nathan Adrian, Ryan Murphy, Nick Norman, Jacob Pebley, Josh Prenot, Andrew Seliskar and Tom Shields. The other three Bears on the roster are college seniors Sean Grieshop, Trenton Julian and Bryce Mefford.
USA Swimming made the decision to keep every returning athlete from the 2019-20 U.S. National Team roster, including Cal's 10 athletes, following the global disruption to the previous season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the men's and women's national team rosters, Cal had 14 total athletes, which led all 32 NCAA universities represented.
"I am incredibly proud of the poise and commitment our National Team athletes and coaches have shown as we deal with this worldwide pandemic," USA Swimming's Managing Director of the National Team Lindsay Mintenko said in a press release. "Now more than ever, heading into this unique Olympic year, we have endeavored to support as many of our top athletes as possible and look forward to readying an exceptional team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021."
Cal's 10 men's national team roster members are listed below.
|Nathan Adrian||50 FR||Bremerton, Wash.||California Aquatics||Cal, '12|
|Sean Grieshop||400 IM||Cedar Park, Texas||California Aquatics||Cal, '21|
|Trenton Julian||200 FL||Glendale, Calif.||California Aquatics/Rose Bowl Aquatics||Cal, '21|
|Bryce Mefford||200 BK||El Dorado Hills, Calif.||California Aquatics||Cal, '21|
|Ryan Murphy||100 BK; 200 BK||Jacksonville, Fla.||California Aquatics||Cal, '17|
|Nick Norman||1500 FR||San Juan Capistrano, Calif.||California Aquatics||Cal, '19|
|Jacob Pebley||100 BK; 200 BK||Corvallis, Ore.||Team Elite||Cal, '16|
|Josh Prenot||200 BR||Santa Maria, Calif.||California Aquatics||Cal, '17|
|Andrew Seliskar||200 FR; 100 FL; 200 IM||McLean, Va.||California Aquatics||Cal, '19|
|Tom Shields||100 FL; 200 FL||Huntington Beach, Calif.||California Aquatics||Cal, '13|