Andrew Seliskar Breaks Pac-12 Record for Male Individual Titles

2019 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cal senior Andrew Seliskar won his 11th Pac-12 title on Saturday evening in Federal Way, Washington. That breaks both Cal’s school record and the Pac-12 Conference reecord for most individual conference titles by a male swimmer since the conference began holding a championship in 1961.

Tom Shields previously won 8 titles from 2010-2013 to hold the school record, while John Naber’s 9 from 1974-1976 is the most we could find in the Pac-12 Record books (though some of Nabers’ wins came in a split conference meet). Ironically Pac-12 great Pablo Morales, who holds the NCAA record for most individual titles with 11, won far more national titles than conference titles (3).

The swim also tied Stanford’s Jenny Thompson for the most by a male or female swimmer.

Seliskar’s record-setting weekend included new Conference Championship Records in both the 200 free (1:31.07) and 200 breast (1:49.80), and was part of a 15-win meet for the Cal Golden Bears. That included a sweep of the event titles on the final day of competition.

Cal beat the runners-up Stanford by 232 points, which is the largest margin of victory at the meet since 2007 when Stanford beat Cal by 333.5.

As for their arch-rivals from Stanford? The Cardinal didn’t win a single swimming title at the meet, earning their only win from Conor Vasey on the men’s 3-meter.

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CoachTom
3 years ago

What about Ryan Murphy? Must have won at least 8.

Joe
3 years ago

Any last pac 12 TT results?

SwimGeek
3 years ago

Just speaking of Seli individually – there’s nobody from TX that will challenge him in 2IM or 2Breast. Obviously Haas is the favorite in 2free. In 2IM, probably Vazaios and DeVine beat Seli last year — Vazaios was 1:39.9 last year and went 1:41 low unshaved at ACCs. He’s the favorite. I think Seli is now the favorite in the 200 but Finnerty is swimming well

Caleb
Reply to  SwimGeek
3 years ago

I’d call him the favorite in the IM and breast, though Finnerty & Whitley will be tough in the latter and 4 or 5 guys will be tight in the IM. Texas in those events? Probably not, but Shebat’s IM will be interesting…

USA
3 years ago

I bet Ledecky or Franklin could have gotten more if they had chosen to not go pro

SwimGeek
3 years ago

I’m surprised that Pablo Morales didn’t have more. I believe he won 11 indv. *NCAA titles* – so it’s surprising he had less than 10 at the conf level.

Woke Stasi
Reply to  SwimGeek
3 years ago

I’m with SwimGeek. Morales won 11 NCAA titles from 1984-87. Coach Skip Kenny blamed himself for the lone NCAA title Morales didn’t win: “At NCAAs his freshman year, I put him in the wrong event and he didn’t win. After that I always put him in the right events and he always won.” I believe Morales’ usual NCAA program was 1Fly, 2Fly, and 2IM.

Mikeh
Reply to  Woke Stasi
3 years ago

Yes that his strange. From what I’ve read Skip Kennedy was about keeping his streak of PAC-12 titles going, and little else. Surprising that someone under him didn’t win more.

Pau Hana
Reply to  Woke Stasi
3 years ago

What did he swim freshman year instead of the IM?

Really
Reply to  SwimGeek
3 years ago

Sounds like Pablo trained for NCAA meet, not hts conference meet. Paging Dean Farris…..paging Dean Farris…

Mikeh
3 years ago

I’m going to be a party pooper here, but Seliskar came in to Berkeley able to win PAC-12 titles. The real test for the Berkeley coaches is what he does at the national and international level. Thankfully Seliskar is definitely rounding in to form in that respect.

Seli Lover
3 years ago

Is Seli single? Again im a guy

BSD
3 years ago

What’s the one event he lost?

DRUKSTOP
Reply to  BSD
3 years ago

My guess would be 200IM his freshman year against Nolan

USA
Reply to  DRUKSTOP
3 years ago

He lost the 200 IM last year to Abrahm Devine. Nolan graduated the year before Seli came along.

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