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Marchand Named CSCAA Men’s Swimmer of the Year; 13 Sun Devils Earn All-America Honors

Mar 28, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil freshman Léon Marchand was named the Men's Swimmer of the Year by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America, as the organization released its Division I Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Awards for the 2021-22 season on Monday.

Marchand is fresh off a terrific performance at the NCAA Championships, in which he won the 200 IM and 200 breast while helping the Sun Devils earn their highest finish in the team standings since 1982.

In the 200 IM, Marchand went 1:37.69 to set a new NCAA record, breaking Caeleb Dressel's time of 1:38.13 set in 2018. He was named SwimSwam's Swimmer of the Meet and the Freshman of the Year in their annual Swammy Awards.

He became ASU's first Men's Swimming National Champion since Attila Czene won the 200 IM in 2000.

"Léon has had a spectacular season and has helped elevate every part of our program," head coach Bob Bowman said. "His work ethic, passion for his sport and humility are a unique and powerful combination.  He truly deserves the honor of being named NCAA Swimmer of the Year."

At his first Pac-12 Championships in early March, Marchand steered the Sun Devils to a third-place finish, their best showing at the conference tournament in 27 years. He won the 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast and 800 free relay en route to being named the Swimmer of the Meet.

In four regular season meets this season, Marchand racked up 10 individual wins. At the midseason NC Invite in Greensboro, he set school records in the 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM and 800 free relay.

Through just one season in Tempe, the Toulouse, France, native owns the school's top four times in the 200 breast, the top three times in the 200 IM and the top five times in the 400 IM. He has also posted the nation's fastest times in both the 200 IM and 200 breast.

Along with Marchand, 12 additional Sun Devils between both the Men's and Women's Swimming teams were awarded All-American honors by the CSCAA for their performances at their respective NCAA Championships.

Cody Bybee – First-Team (200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 400 medley relay)
Alex Colson
– First-Team (200 fly)
Jack Dolan
– First-Team (200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay) and Second-Team (50 free)
John Heaphy
– First-Team (200 medley relay and 400 medley relay)
Julian Hill
– First-Team (800 free relay) and Second-Team (500 free)
Grant House
– First-Team (200 free, 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay) and Second-Team (100 free and 200 IM)
Erica Laning
– Second-Team (500 free, 200 free, 800 free relay)
Lindsay Looney
– Second-Team (200 fly, 800 free relay) 
Léon Marchand
– First-Team (200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 400 medley relay, 800 free relay)
Erin Milligan
– Second-Team (800 free relay)
Emma Nordin
– Second-Team (500 free, 1650 free, 800 free relay)
Patrick Sammon
– First-Team (800 free relay)
Carter Swift
– First-Team (400 free relay)