Arizona junior breaststroker Kevin Cordes was named Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month for the fifth time in his already-stellar collegiate career.
It’s also only the third time a swimmer has won the award two months in a row – Cordes earned back-to-back Swimmer of the Month awards last season and Stanford’s David Nolan did the same two seasons ago.
Cordes was an easy selection for the December award after breaking his own American record and sweeping the breaststrokes at the Texas Invite. He also played a key role in the US All-Star team’s nail-biter victory over Europe at Dual in the Pool, swimming the breaststroke leg on the mixed 200 medley that broke the tie and clinched the meet for the Americans in addition to breaking American records in both open breaststroke events.
Connor Kuremsky, also a junior, won the Diver of the Month award for December. The Stanford Cardinal took third place overall at the USA Diving Winter Nationals, scoring 692.40 on the 1-meter springboard. He was also a part of a synchronized diving pair that made the national championship final on 3-meter. Kuremsky and Missouri diver David Bonuchi took 8th place overall.