Tennessee Women’s Swimming and Diving Clinch First SEC Team Title in School History; Florida Men Win Eighth Straight

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Tennessee celebrates its first SEC team title.

The Tennessee women’s swimming and diving team made history on Saturday night at the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships with their first ever SEC team title in school history. Tennessee, coached by Matt KredichAshley JahnRich MurphyJosh Huger and Dave Parrington, fought off the Florida Gators on the final day as the Vols came out on top with 1108 points ahead of Florida’s 1079.5.

The Tennessee men have 10 titles with the last coming in 1996, but the women have never won the conference crown coming as close as second in 2012 when it was in their home pool.

The Florida men also won the men’s team title at the championships in Auburn, Alabama.

Tennessee’s Erika Brown won three individual titles in the 50 free, 100 fly and 100 freestyle, including breaking an American record in the 100 butterfly. She also moved up to 2nd all-time in the 50 and 100 free, and also put herself third all-time in the 100 butterfly. Brown was also named SEC swimmer of the meet and won the Commissioner’s Trophy as the highest point scorer.

FINAL RESULTS

Women - Team Rankings - FINAL                     
 
  1. Tennessee              1108   
  2. Florida                1079.5
  3. Kentucky               987.5   
  4. Georgia                986
  5. Auburn                 866   
  6. Texas A&M              851
  7. Alabama                748   
  8. Missouri               500
  9. South Carolina         427  
 10. Arkansas               422
 11. Louisiana State        417  
 12. Vanderbilt             150

Women’s Awards:

  • Diver of the meet: Allison Maillard, Auburn
  • Swimmer of the meet: Erika Brown, Tennessee
  • Commissioner’s Trophy: Erika Brown, Tennessee

Men’s Awards:

  • Diver of the meet: Kurtis Mathews, Texas A&M
  • Swimmer of the meet: Kieran Smith, Florida
  • Commissioner’s Trophy: Zane Waddell, Alabama, Shaine Casas, Texas A&M

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The Florida Gators, led by coaches Antony NestySteve Jungbluth and Bryan Gillooly, celebrated their 41st overall SEC men’s team title and their eighth straight. They were led by two American records from Kieran Smith and Bobby Finke in the 500 and 1650 respectively. Smith was named swimmer of the meet while Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas and Alabama’s Zane Waddell won the Commissioner’s Trophy for scoring the most points by a swimmer in the championships.

Men - Team Rankings - FINAL                      
 
  1. Florida               1194   
  2. Texas A&M              975.5
  3. Georgia                953.5   
  4. Alabama                935.5
  5. Missouri               846.5   
  6. Tennessee              817
  7. Kentucky               724   
  8. Auburn                 697
  9. Louisiana State        517  
 10. South Carolina         504

17 comments

  1. Mike Davidson

    Congratulations! Matt Kredich well earned and deserved!

  2. Shawn Grider

    Go Big Orange Swimming🧡🏊‍♀️🍊

  3. Scott Richardson

    Auburn men finishing 8th is pathetic and a sad state of affairs.

  4. Kylee Retrum

    Kathy Bryan Madden 🤩💪 so awesome!!!

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