The Pac-12 has announced its yearly awards for women’s swimming & diving, including California head coach Teri McKeever winning Swimming Coach of the Year for the 9th time in her career.
McKeever’s Cal Bears won the Pac-12 title this year, breaking a four-year conference championship run by Stanford. California swept all five relays at the conference meet. McKeever & co. ended up fourth at NCAAs, the highest-placing Pac-12 team.
You can read more about the Pac-12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Awards here. The award winners are listed below:
Women’s Swimmer of the Year: Izzy Ivey, Cal – Ivey won three individual Pac-12 titles and two relays. She also had three top-4 finishes individually at NCAAs.
Women’s Swimming Freshman of the Year: Kaitlyn Dobler, USC – Dobler swept the 100 and 200 breaststrokes at Pac-12s and was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breast.
Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Teri McKeever, Cal – McKeever’s team won the Pac-12 title and all five relays at Pac-12s.
Women’s Diver of the Year: Delaney Schnell, Arizona – Schnell won both 1-meter and platform at Pac-12s, and finished second at NCAAs on platform.
Women’s Diving Freshman of the Year: Farrah Volpintesta, USC – Volpintesta was an A finalist at Pac-12s in both 1-meter and 3-meter diving, plus 10th on platform.
Women’s Diving Coach of the Year: Hongping Li, USC – Li has won this award a whopping 12 times on the women’s side and five times on the men’s side. He qualified two divers for NCAAs and coached Nike Agunbiade, who was the Pac-12 3-meter champ and was second on both 1-meter and platform.