Hoffer, Lasco Spotlight Pac-12 Males’s Swim and Dive Awards


On the swimming aspect of the awards, Cal was dominant. The Golden Bears swept the titles given to swimmers, with Ryan Hoffer taking Swimmer of the 12 months, Destin Lasco profitable Freshman of the 12 months, and David Durden being acknowledged because the Coach of the 12 months. The trio turned simply the 4th from the identical faculty to comb the awards, becoming a member of Cal in 2019 and 2016 and Stanford in 2004.

Ryan Hoffer‘s Swimmer of the yr was his second straight. The senior swept his occasions on the NCAA Championships, profitable the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly, in addition to serving to Cal to a pair of relay wins within the 200 and 400 free relays. Hoffer joins Olympic champions Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy as the one Cal staff members to win the award a number of occasions.

In his first season of NCAA swimming, Destin Lasco swam to 6 All-American finishes on the 2021 NCAA Championships. Lasco’s high end got here within the 200 again, the place he completed second, swimming the third quickest time in historical past. The freshman additionally added a pair of third-place finishes within the 100 again and 200 IM. Lasco was the primary swimmer to win each the 100 and 200 backstroke on the Pac-12 Championships since Ryan Murphy achieved the feat in 2017.

Main Hoffer and Lasco to their titles was Pac-12 Coach of the 12 months, David Durden. Durden led Cal to a runner-up end on the NCAA Championships, incomes probably the most factors ever by a second-place finisher on the meet. The award was Durden’s 4th straight, and tenth all-time.

On the diving boards, it was Utah who made a robust displaying, with Luke McDivitt claiming Diver of the 12 months and his coach, Richard Marschner, claiming Coach of the 12 months.

McDivitt was acknowledged as Diver of the 12 months after claiming Utah’s first-ever Pac-12 diving title on the platform. The sophomore completed because the runner-up on the platform on the NCAA championships, in addition to including an eighth place end on the 3-meter and eleventh place on the 1-meter.

Teaching McDivitt to his sturdy season was Richard Marschner, who has been on the helm of Utah diving for 11 seasons. On the Pac-12 championships, Marschner guided the Utes to a trio of podium finishes and 133 factors, probably the most ever scored by the college’s diving program. Utah additionally certified 4 divers to compete on the NCAA Championships, probably the most ever certified for the college in a single season.

Rounding out the diving awards was Hunter Hollenbeck, who claimed Freshman Diver of the 12 months for Stanford. In Hollenbeck’s first season he completed in eighth on the 3-meter and ninth on the 1-meter on the Pac-12 Championships. He additionally added pair of finals showings on the Zone E diving meet.


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