Maggie MacNeil, Todd DeSorbo Take CSCAA Postseason Awards

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Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

Maggie MacNeil, Todd DeSorbo Take CSCAA Postseason Awards

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its top NCAA Women’s Division I award winners and All-Americans for the 2020-21 season.

Virginia’s Todd DeSorbo was selected as the CSCAA Division I Women’s Team Coach of the Year, while Minnesota’s Wenbo Chen was named the CSCAA Division I Women’s Diving Coach of the Year. They are joined by CSCAA Division I Women’s Diver of the year Sarah Bacon from Minnesota and CSCAA Division I Swimmer of the Year Maggie MacNeil of Michigan.

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Todd DeSorbo. Photo Courtesy: University of Virginia Athletics

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Sarah Bacon & Wenbo Chen. Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

DeSorbo led Virginia to its first NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. The Cavaliers captured six event titles en route to the championship and had twelve athletes named to CSCAA All-America Teams (ten first-team and two second-team). Michigan’s MacNeil was named Swimmer of the Year following a pair of individual victories in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly. MacNeil became the first woman in history to break 49 seconds in the 100 yard butterfly, establishing a new NCAA record.

Chen earned his fourth CSCAA Women’s Diving Coach of the Year award having previously been named in 2017, 2015, and 2011. Chen guided CSCAA Diver of the Year Sarah Bacon to 1- and 3-meter springboard titles.

The awards were determined by a nationwide vote of CSCAA-member Division I head swimming coaches and head diving coaches. One additional vote was determined by the public via online polling. The public agreed with coaches in voting for Bacon. NC State’s Sophie Hanson captured the public vote but it wasn’t enough to overcome the coaches’ choice of MacNeil.

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