Shaine Casas, Rhyan White Named Swimmers of the Year at All-SEC Awards

Alabama's Rhyan White; Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas and Alabama’s Rhyan White were named the SEC Swimmers of the Year Wednesday in the postseason All-SEC Awards.

Seven schools split the 12 swimmer and coaching honors, including six different schools on the men’s side. Leading the way was A&M with three – Casas, Female Diver of the Year Charlye Campbell and Women’s Diving Coach of the Year Jay Lerew. LSU picked up a pair of diving honors with Male Diver of the Year Juan Celaya-Hernandez and Female Freshman Diver of the Year Montserrat Gutierrez Lavenant.


Shaine Casas, the All-SEC men’s swimmer of the year; Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

Kentucky’s coaches cleaned up, with Lars Jorgensen as the Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year and Ted Hautau as the Men’s Diving Coach of the Year. Anthony Nesty of Florida is the Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year.

Tennessee supplied the top men’s freshman diver (Bryden Hattie) and women’s freshman swimmer (Mona McSharry). Jake Magahey is the Men’s Freshman Swimmer of the Year.

Casas split the Commissioner’s Trophy for high scorer at the men’s SEC Championships with Florida’s Kieran Smith. He won the 200 IM and 200 backstroke, the latter in meet-record time, at SECs. He added a victory with the Aggies in the 800 free relay, which finished third at NCAAs. Casas won the 200 IM, 100 back and 200 back at NCAAs, coming within .02 of Ryan Murphy’s NCAA record in the 200 back.

White also share the Commissioner’s Trophy for the SEC women’s championships, even with Georgia’s Zoie Hartman. White had an unforgettable meet for the Crimson Tide. The junior led off their victorious 200 medley relay. She won the 100 fly, repeated as the 100 back champ and set a pool record to claim a second straight 200 back title. At NCAAs, White made three A finals and garnered a pair of silver medals in the backstroke events. She was also fifth in the 100 fly, and her Alabama relays were sixth in the 200 medley and ninth in the 400 medley.

Magahey made an instant impact for Georgia. He won the 200 free at his first SECs, and it took record performances to deny him another win. He was second to Smith’s tying of his NCAA record in the 500 free and second to Bobby Finke’s pool record in the mile. Magahey would win the NCAA title in the 500 in a meet record time. He finished second in the mile, 12th in the 200 free and helped Georgia to sixth in the 800 free relay.

McSharry put in a full plate of seen swims at her first NCAAs. She topped at third place in the 200 breast to go with fourth in the 100 breast. She was also 19th in the 50 free. McSharry helped four Volunteers relays makes NCAAs, getting as high as fifth twice (400 medley, 400 free). McSharry was second to Hartman in the 100 breast at SECs and fourth in the 200 breast. She was part of three Vols relays (200 free, 400 medley, 400 free) to earn podium finishes.

Celaya-Hernandez was again a force for the Tigers. He won the 1-meter title at SECs, finished second at 3-meter and was fourth on platform. The Mexican international earned bronze medals at NCAAs in both the springboard events.

Campbell capped her distinguished A&M career with a boatload of medals. She won the 3-meter SEC title and was fourth on 1-meter. She finaled in both events at NCAAs, the senior earning seenth place in both.

Hattie began his career as a volunteer by winning the SEC title on platform. He also finished sixth at SECs on 3-meter. He qualified for all three events at NCAAs, making a pair of consolations finals in finishing ninth on platform and 10th on 3-meter.

Lavenant was the only freshman to make the platform final at SECs, and one of only two rookies to make either of the diving finals at the meet. She finished fourth there. She qualified for NCAAs in both the 1-meter and platform. She finaled in the latter, taking ninth place, and finished 17th on 1-meter.

All-SEC Award Winners

  • Male Swimmer of the Year: Shaine Casas, Texas A&M
  • Male Freshmen Swimmer of the Year: Jake Magahey, Georgia
  • Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Anthony Nesty, Florida
  • Male Diver of the Year: Juan Celaya-Hernandez, LSU
  • Male Freshman Diver of the Year: Bryden Hattie, Tennessee
  • Men’s Diving Coach of the Year: Ted Hautau, Kentucky
  • Female Swimmer of the Year: Rhyan White, Alabama
  • Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year: Mona McSharry, Tennessee
  • Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Lars Jorgensen, Kentucky
  • Female Diver of the Year: Charlye Campbell, Texas A&M
  • Female Freshmen Diver of the Year: Montserrat Gutierrez Lavenant, LSU
  • Women’s Diving Coach of the Year: Jay Lerew, Texas A&M

All-SEC First Team

  • Matt King, Alabama
  • Jonathan Berneburg, Alabama
  • Sam DiSette, Alabama
  • Colton Stogner, Alabama
  • Adam Cheney, Florida
  • Will Davis, Florida
  • Bobby Finke, Florida
  • Eric Friese, Florida
  • Dillon Hillis, Florida
  • Kieran Smith, Florida
  • Javi Acevedo, Georgia
  • Jake Magahey, Georgia
  • Camden Murphy, Georgia
  • Luca Urlando, Georgia
  • Juan Celaya-Hernandez, LSU
  • Lyubomir Epitropov, Tennessee
  • Bryden Hattie, Tennessee
  • Clayton Bobo, Texas A&M
  • Kaloyan Bratanov, Texas A&M
  • Shaine Casas, Texas A&M
  • Kurtis Mathews, Texas A&M
  • Mark Theall, Texas A&M
  • Kalia Antoniou, Alabama
  • Cora Dupre, Alabama
  • Flora Molnar, Alabama
  • Morgan Scott, Alabama
  • Rhyan White, Alabama
  • Kaila Wong, Alabama
  • Ashley McCool, Florida
  • Gabi Fa’Amausili, Georgia
  • Courtney Harnish, Georgia
  • Zoie Hartman, Georgia
  • Dakota Luther, Georgia
  • Maxine Parker, Georgia
  • Riley Gaines, Kentucky
  • Izzy Gati, Kentucky
  • Lauren Poole, Kentucky
  • Sophie Sorenson, Kentucky
  • Kaitlynn Wheeler, Kentucky
  • Savana Trueb, Missouri
  • Kristen Stege, Tennessee
  • Charlye Campbell, Texas A&M

All-SEC Second Team

  • Derek Maas, Alabama
  • Matthew Menke, Alabama
  • Miguel Cancel, Florida
  • Clark Beach, Florida
  • Trey Freeman, Florida
  • Jack Dalmolin, Georgia
  • Dillon Downing, Georgia
  • Bradley Dunham, Georgia
  • Ian Grum, Georgia
  • Zach Hils, Georgia
  • Greg Reed, Georgia
  • Mingli Zhang, Kentucky
  • Brooks Curry, LSU
  • Jack Dahlgren, Missouri
  • Takuto Endo, Missouri
  • Kyle Leach, Missouri
  • Danny Kovac, Missouri
  • Carlo Lopez, Missouri
  • Ben Patton, Missouri
  • Grant Reed, Missouri
  • Freddie Rindshoej, Missouri
  • Michael Houlie, Tennessee
  • Jace Brown, Texas A&M
  • Tanner Olson, Texas A&M
  • Tanesha Lucoe, Alabama
  • Kensey McMahon, Alabama
  • Diana Petkova, Alabama
  • Peyton Palsha, Arkansas
  • Brooke Schultz, Arkansas
  • Talia Bates, Florida
  • Kathleen Golding, Florida
  • Katelyn Mack, Florida
  • Nikki Miller, Florida
  • Vanessa Pearl, Florida
  • Jillian Barczyk, Georgia
  • Danielle Della Torre, Georgia
  • Callie Dickinson, Georgia
  • Bailey Bonnett, Kentucky
  • Caitlin Brooks, Kentucky
  • Gillian Davey, Kentucky
  • Kyndal Knight, Kentucky
  • Amy Feddersen, Missouri
  • Megan Keil, Missouri
  • Alex Moderski, Missouri
  • Meredith Rees, Missouri
  • Sarah Thompson, Missouri
  • Molly Winer, Missouri
  • Bailey Grinter, Tennessee
  • Kaitlin Harty, Tennessee
  • Mona McSharry, Tennessee
  • Tjasa Pintar, Tennessee
  • Trude Rothrock, Tennessee
  • Megan Sichterman, Tennessee
  • Natalie Ungaretti, Tennessee
  • Alexis Yager, Tennessee
  • Taylor Pike, Texas A&M
  • Chloe Stepanek, Texas A&M
  • Aimee Wilson, Texas A&M

All-SEC Freshman Team

  • Matt King, Alabama
  • Eric Stelmar, Alabama
  • Amro Al-Wir, Florida
  • Adam Chaney, Florida
  • Jace Crawford, Florida
  • Leonardo Garcia, Florida
  • Tommy-Lee Camblong, Georgia
  • Jake Magahey, Georgia
  • Luca Urlando, Georgia
  • Sam Duncan, Kentucky
  • Zane Rosely, Kentucky
  • Mitchell Mason, LSU
  • Takuto Endo, Missouri
  • Freddie Rindshoej, Missouri
  • Bryden Hattie, Tennessee
  • Gracie Felner, Alabama
  • Diana Petkova, Alabama
  • Maia Goldstein, Auburn
  • Kensley Merritt, Auburn
  • Hannah Ownbey, Auburn
  • Elise Bauer, Florida
  • Kathleen Golding, Florida
  • Cecilia Porter, Florida
  • Amanda Ray, Florida
  • Maxine Parker, Georgia
  • Torie Buerger, Kentucky
  • Montserrat Lavenant, LSU
  • Mona McSharry, Tennessee
  • Chloe Stepanek, Texas A&M

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