Andrew Seliskar, Dave Durden Win CSCAA Awards

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Cal’s Andrew Seliskar and Dave Durden won the CSCAA Awards after the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. The Cal Golden Bears won their first NCAA men’s team title since 2014 and Seliskar and Durden were honored as swimmer and coach of the year by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Tennessee’s Colin Zeng was announced as the diver of the year after winning the 1m on Thursday. Matt Scoggin of Texas was named the CSCAA Diving Coach of the Year.

Swimmer of the Year

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Seliskar won three NCAA titles in Austin with the 200 IM, 200 free and 200 breast. Seliskar also anchored the Golden Bears’ 200 free relay winning team from Thursday night. Seliskar moved to second all-time in the 200 IM, fourth all-time in the 200 free, and third all-time in the 200 breast. Seliskar won the award in a seemingly tight vote with Harvard junior Dean Farris.

Coach of the Year

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Cal head coach Dave Durden won the CSCAA Coach of the Year after coaching Cal to five NCAA titles this week in Austin. Cal won titles in the 200 free relay, 200 IM, 50 free, 200 free and 200 breast.

Diver of the Year

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Tennessee’s Colin Zeng won the CSCAA Diver of the Year award after he won the 1m board, was fourth in the 3m, and fifth in the platform board. Zeng was one of two divers to A-Final in all three boards. Jordan Windle of Texas was the other one to get in the A-Final in all three boards.

Diving Coach of the Year

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Texas diving coach Matt Scoggin won the CSCAA Diving Coach of the Year award for his efforts in coaching Jordan Windle, Grayson Campbell, Jacob CornishReed Merritt. The Longhorns scored 84 total points in diving.

THE RECAP

The Cal Golden Bears won the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving title after three and a half days of action from Austin, Texas. The Golden Bears won their first team title since 2014, coincidentally that meet was in Austin as well. Cal now has four NCAA team titles this decade after winning titles in 2011, 2012, 2014 and now 2019.

The Texas Longhorns placed second in their home pool after winning four straight team titles. The Longhorns have now finished in the top two six straight years.

The Indiana Hoosiers finished third as a team, matching their finish from last year.

NC State placed fourth as a team and have now placed that high four straight seasons.

The Louisville Cardinals placed fifth, their highest finish in school history. Before this season, their highest finish was ninth in 2018 and 2012.

Complete results

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 21                      
 
  1. California                        560   
  2. Texas                             475
  3. Indiana                         385.5   
  4. NC State                          307
  5. Louisville                        212   
  6. Florida                           164
  7. Alabama                           142   
  8. Harvard                           132
  9. Ohio St                           124  
 10. Virginia                          106
 11. Tennessee                         105  
 11. Missouri                          105
 13. Michigan                           99 
 14. Florida St                         97
 15. Stanford                           96  
 16. Arizona                            95
 17. Texas A&M                          93  
 18. Georgia                            86
 19. Minnesota                          84  
 20. Southern Cali                      81
 21. Arizona St                       75.5  
 22. University of Miami                62
 23. Purdue                             51  
 24. Georgia Tech                       45
 25. Kentucky                           26  
 26. Lsu                                25
 27. South Carolina                     21  
 28. Penn                               18
 29. Duke                               17  
 29. Hawaii                             17
 29. Penn St                            17  
 32. Grand Canyon                       16
 33. Towson                             14  
 33. Columbia University                14
 35. Virginia Tech                      11  
 36. Wisconsin                           7
 36. Denver                              7  
 36. Notre Dame                          7
 36. Missouri St                         7  
 40. Princeton                           6
 40. Auburn                              6  
 42. Navy                                4
 42. Iupui                               4  
 44. University of North Carolina        2