2016 NCAA Division II Championships – Final Standing and Awards

Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Women’s Awards:

Female Swimmer of the Meet: Patri Castro Ortega, Queens University of Charlotte – For the second year in a row, Castro Ortega earned Swimmer of the Meet honors. After breaking NCAA Division II records in every event she swam last year, she repeated that feat again in 2016. Castro Ortega’s individual records this year included the 200 IM (1:55.63), 400 IM (4:08.56), 500 free (4:39.28), 100 free (48.54).

Female Diver of the Meet: Monica Amaral, University of West Florida – Amaral won both diving events at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships. She scored 550.20 to win the 3-meter event on Day 1 and 494.90 points to win the 1-meter board on Day 3.

Women’s Diving Coach of the Year: Barbara Parker, University of West Florida – By winning both diving events, West Florida earned an extra 40 points and finished sixth overall in the women’s team standings.

Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Kirk Sanocki, Wingate University – Wingate was runner-up to Queens in team standings, with impressive performances that included winning the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 200 free relay, 200 back, 100 fly, and 200 fly. The Bulldogs set NCAA Division II records in the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay, and Sofia Petrenko broke the mark in the 200 fly.

Men’s Awards:

Male Swimmer of the Meet: Dion Dreesens, Queens University of Charlotte – Dreesens won the 1000 free, 200 free, and 500 free, setting NCAA Division II records in the 200 and 500, and he placed third in the 100 free. He was also a member of Queens’ record-setting 800 free relay.

Male Diver of the Meet: Collin Vest, Clarion – Vest won Diver of the Meet honors for the second year in a row, after winning the 2016 3-meter event and finishing second in 1-meter diving.

Men’s Diving Coach of the Year: Steve Burciaga, Grand Valley State University – With 2 A and 2 B finalists in each of the diving events, Grand Valley’s diving team earned 84 of the Lakers’ 233.5 total team points, which translated into a seventh-place finish overall.

Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Mike Blum, Florida Southern College – The Moccasins took third place in the team standings with dominant swims that included wins in the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay.

Women’s Final Standings:

Rank Team Points Vs Prelims Vs Psych
1 Queens (NC) 567 1 24
2 Wingate 364.5 6.5 37.5
3 UC San Diego 345 -7 11
4 Drury 295 15 -10
5 Grand Valley 226 7 19
6 West Florida 213 -3 56
7 Wayne State 208 8 60
8 LIU Post 190.5 13.5 -3.5
9 Lindenwood 166 -32 -22
10 Delta State 150 10 -43
11 Nova Southeastern 121 1 29
12 Truman State 119 -8 -16
13 Cal Baptist 117 17 -73
14 Bridgeport 110 17 -14
15 Florida Southern 94 -18 -12
16 Carson-Newman 86 5 -21
17 Lynn 79.5 1.5 3.5
18 Findlay 78 0.5 51
19 Northern Michigan 63 4 -12
20 West Chester 49 14 21
21 Clarion 48 0 -8
22 Fresno Pacific 46 -6 -5
23 Colorado Mesa 44 -1 4
24 MSU Mankato 40 -7 -16
25 California University of PA 27 0 14
26 Tiffin 22 0 10
27 Henderson State 20 -5 -16
27 Simon Fraser 20 -21 -20
29 William Jewell 19 -4 7
30 Tampa 17 -2 -5
31 Azusa Pacific 15 11 13
32 Western State Colorado 14 -1 -11
33 Bentley 13 2 -2
33 Saint Leo 13 -3 -19
35 Ashland 12 -3 8
36 Bloomsburg 6.5 -0.5 4.5
37 MSU Moorhead 4 -3 -9
37 Southern Connecticut 4 -9 -5
37 Saginaw Valley 4 -0.5 -24

Men’s Final Standings

  Team Points Vs Prelims Vs Psych
1 Queens (NC) 449 29.5 94
2 Lindenwood 382.5 -10.5 -23
3 Florida Southern 299.5 21 91.5
4 Nova Southeastern 262 26 24
5 Delta State 249 12 37
6 Drury 235 15 53
7 Grand Valley 233.5 -26.5 -22
8 Saint Leo 200 -9 9
9 Tampa 192 -16 -18
10 Simon Fraser 164 40 47
11 West Chester 156.5 -23.5 -14
12 Cal Baptist 150 -37 -38
13 Missouri S&T 119 -6 -54
14 Fresno Pacific 97 -9 9
15 Indianapolis 96 -24 -4
16 Wingate 91.5 -16.5 -15
17 UC San Diego 89 -7 -18
18 Wayne State 85 14 21
19 Bloomsburg 80 29 1
20 Colorado Mesa 79 -42 -127
21 Florida Tech 63 2 -17
22 Limestone 45 11 -1
23 Clarion 37 -3 0
24 Northern Michigan 33.5 -2.5 -9.5
25 St. Cloud State 31 4 -10
25 Findlay 31 1 15
27 Truman State 25 2 -5
28 Bridgeport 17 -2 8
29 Saginaw Valley 9 3 -9
30 Ouachita Baptist 6 3 -7
31 LeMoyne 1 0 -8

 

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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