SEC Swimmers of the Year: Brooks Curry Wins; Morgan Scott, Ellen Walshe Split

Morgan Scott; Photo Courtesy: Luke Jamroz Photography

SEC Swimmers of the Year: Brooks Curry Wins; Morgan Scott, Ellen Walshe Split

LSU’s Brooks Curry was named the Men’s Swimmer of the Year by the SEC Wednesday, as part of the annual SEC Swimmers of the Year.

On the women’s side, Morgan Scott of Alabama and Tennessee’s Ellen Walshe split the award. Walshe was also named Freshman of the Year, opposite Georgia’s Matt Sates. Anthony Nesty was named the men’s swim coach of the year, with Tennessee’s Matt Kredich was the women’s winner.

Texas A&M’s NCAA champion Kurtis Mathews won Men’s Diver of the Year, his coach Jay Larew claiming the diving coach award. The Women’s Diver of the Year award was split between Maha Amer of Florida, Kentucky’s Kyndal Knight and South Carolina’s Brooke Schultz. Doug Shaffer of LSU was the Women’s Coach of the Year for tutoring Freshman of the Year Chiara Pellacani. Mohamed Farouk of Alabama was the top men’s freshman diver.

Wednesday’s news release includes the All-SEC first and second teams, plus the all-freshman team.

SEC Swimmers of the Year

  • Male Swimmer of the Year: Brooks Curry, LSU
  • Male Freshmen Swimmer of the Year: Matthew Sates, Georgia
  • Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Anthony Nesty, Florida
  • Male Diver of the Year: Kurtis Mathews, Texas A&M
  • Male Freshman Diver of the Year: Mohamed Farouk, Alabama
  • Men’s Diving Coach of the Year: Jay Lerew, Texas A&M
  • Female Co-Swimmers of the Year: Morgan Scott, Alabama and Ellen Walshe, Tennessee
  • Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year: Ellen Walshe, Tennessee
  • Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Matt Kredich, Tennessee
  • Female Divers of the Year: Maha Amer, Florida; Kyndal Knight, Kentucky; and Brooke Schultz, South Carolina
  • Female Freshmen Diver of the Year: Chiara Pellacani, LSU
  • Women’s Diving Coach of the Year: Doug Shaffer, LSU

Curry the NCAA champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle, got the men’s award despite Luca Urlando of Georgia winning the Commissioner’s Trophy as the high scorer at SEC Championships. The junior won gold in the 100 free and silver in the 100 free at SECs.

Sates made an instant impact upon his midseason arrival. The South African won the NCAA title in the 500 freestyle and was third in the 200 free. He won both events at SECs. He helped the Bulldogs finish second in the 800 free relay in an SEC record time.

Nesty led Florida to its 10th consecutive SEC championship. He’s earned the honor all three years at the helm. The Gators finished third at NCAAs.

Mathews, a native of Australia, won both springboard events at SECs. He became Texas A&M’s first NCAA diving champion when he won the 1-meter final, then added 3-meter gold. He was one of four men’s divers that Larew helped qualify for NCAAs.

Farouk was fifth on both 1-meter and platform at his first SECs.

Scott turned in an outstanding SECs for Alabama, the senior sweeping the sprint events and winning gold in four relays, including the SEC record-setting 200 medley and 400 medley squads. Scott finished second in the 100 free and fourth in the 50 free at NCAAs to go with three top-four relay finishes.

Walshe, a native of Ireland, won the 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM at SECs. She placed eighth in the 100 fly and 400 IM at NCAAs.

Kredich helped the Lady Vols win seven events at SECs en route to the second conference title. He helped 11 Lady Vols collect a total of 28 All-America honors at NCAAs.

Amer recorded three top-10 finishes at SECs, the highest a fourth on 3-meter springboard. Schultz won the 1-meter and 3-meter at SECs; she was ninth on 1-meter at NCAAs. Knight was third on 1-meter and platform at SECs.

Pellacani, a native of Italy, was second in both springboard events at SECs.

All-SEC First Team


  • Derek Maas, Alabama
  • Amro Al-Wir, Florida
  • Adam Chaney, Florida
  • Trey Freeman, Florida
  • Eric Friese, Florida
  • Dillon Hils, Florida
  • Oskar Lindholm, Florida
  • Macguire McDuff, Florida
  • Alberto Mestre, Florida
  • Alfonso Mestre, Florida
  • Kieran Smith, Florida
  • Matthew Sates, Georgia
  • Luca Urlando, Georgia
  • Juan Celaya-Hernandez, LSU
  • Brooks Curry, LSU
  • Jordan Crooks, Tennessee
  • Kurtis Mathews, Texas A&M


  • Kalia Antoniou, Alabama
  • Cora Dupre, Alabama
  • Tanesha Lucoe, Alabama
  • Diana Petkova, Alabama
  • Morgan Scott, Alabama
  • Rhyan White, Alabama
  • Avery Wiseman, Alabama
  • Kailyn Winter, Alabama
  • Gillian Davey, Kentucky
  • Riley Gaines, Kentucky
  • Brooke Schultz, South Carolina
  • Mona McSharry, Tennessee
  • Julia Mrozinski, Tennessee
  • Tjasa Pintar, Tennessee
  • Trude Rothrock, Tennessee
  • Kristen Stege, Tennessee
  • Ellen Walshe, Tennessee

All-SEC Second Team


  • Kaique Alves, Alabama
  • Jonathan Berneburg, Alabama
  • Matthew Menke, Alabama
  • Tyler Sesvold, Alabama
  • Reid Mikuta, Auburn
  • Aidan Stoffle, Auburn
  • Nathaniel Stoffle, Auburn
  • Logan Tirheimer, Auburn
  • Matthew Yish, Auburn
  • Tyler Watson, Florida
  • Andrew Abruzzo, Georgia
  • Ian Grum, Georgia
  • Zach Hills, Georgia
  • Jake Magahey, Georgia
  • Max Berg, Kentucky
  • Jakob Clark, Kentucky
  • Victor Martin Roig, Kentucky
  • Mason Wilby, Kentucky
  • Manny Vazquez Bas, South Carolina
  • Nolan Briggs, Tennessee
  • Micah Chambers, Tennessee
  • Jarel Dillard, Tennessee
  • Bryden Hattie, Tennessee
  • Michael Houlie, Tennessee
  • Bjoern Kammann, Tennessee
  • Kayky Mota, Tennessee
  • Scott Scanlon, Tennessee
  • Aleksey Tarasenko, Tennessee
  • Kaloyan Bratanov, Texas A&M
  • Anze Erzen, Texas A&M
  • Ethan Gogulski, Texas A&M
  • Victor Povzner, Texas A&M
  • Andres Puente Bustamante, Texas A&M


  • Kensey McMahon, Alabama
  • Talia Bates, Florida
  • Micayla Cronk, Florida
  • Katelyn Mack, Florida
  • Ekaterina Nikonova, Florida
  • Duné Coetzee, Georgia
  • Callie Dickinson, Georgia
  • Zoie Hartman, Georgia
  • Dakota Luther, Georgia
  • Abby McCulloh, Georgia
  • Maxine Parker, Georgia
  • Bailey Bonnett, Kentucky
  • Caitlin Brooks, Kentucky
  • Izzy Gati, Kentucky
  • Kyndal Knight, Kentucky
  • Lauren Poole, Kentucky
  • Sophie Sorenson, Kentucky
  • Kaitlynn Wheeler, Kentucky
  • Chiara Pellacani, LSU
  • Helle Tuxen, LSU
  • Amy Feddersen, Missouri
  • Megan Keil, Missouri
  • Sierra Smith, Missouri
  • Sarah Thompson, Missouri
  • Brooklyn Douthwright, Tennessee
  • Josephine Fuller, Tennessee
  • AJ Kutsch, Tennessee
  • Jasmine Rumley, Tennessee
  • Chloe Stepanek, Texas A&M

All-Freshman Team


  • Kaique Alves, Alabama
  • Charlie Hawke, Alabama
  • Linus Kahl, Alabama
  • Jacques Rathle, Auburn
  • Nathaniel Stoffle, Auburn
  • Peter Bretzmann, Florida
  • Mason Laur, Florida
  • Oskar Lindholm, Florida
  • Macguire McDuff, Florida
  • Julian Smith, Florida
  • Matthew Sates, Georgia
  • Adrian Abadia Garcia, LSU
  • Michael Laitarovsky, South Carolina
  • Jordan Crooks, Tennessee
  • Bjoern Kammann, Tennessee


  • Avery Wiseman, Alabama
  • Avery Bargeron, Auburn
  • Elettra Neroni, Florida
  • Ekaterina Nikonova, Florida
  • Duné Coetzee, Georgia
  • Angharad Evans, Georgia
  • Eboni McCarty, Georgia
  • Abby McCulloh, Georgia
  • Chiara Pellacani, LSU
  • Brooklyn Douthwright, Tennessee
  • Josephine Fuller, Tennessee
  • Julia Mrozinski, Tennessee
  • Summer Smith, Tennessee
  • Sara Stotler, Tennessee
  • Ellen Walshe, Tennessee
  • Aviv Barzelay, Texas A&M