Cal coaches Yuri Suguiyama (left) and Dave Durden (right) pose with the 2014 CSCAA Men’s Division I Coach of the Year award.
Cal Golden Bear Ryan Murphy on being two-time NCAA champion: “It’s awesome. It’s been one of the best meets of my life and it’s sad that it’s starting to come to an end. But I think this is great for the team, most importantly. Hopefully we can keep the momentum rolling.”
Joao De Lucca wins 100 freestyle in 41.70, says the 100 free win was more meaningful than the 200 free for him this year.
Cal’s Jeremy Bagshaw had a huge swim out of the early heats of the mile, taking 2nd overall and setting the tone for a Cal team that got hot at the perfect time to make an NCAA championship run.
On the final day of the men’s NCAA Championships in Austin, Ryan Murphy breaks his own pool and NAG record.
Texas has hugely outperformed their seeds this week, and our projected scores show them winning, though the 4-point margin means this one should come right down to the wire.
Texas’s John Murray, Cal’s Ryan Murphy and Florida’s Marcin Cieslak (pictured above) all hold top-2 seeds as their teams battle for the overall NCAA title on the meet’s final day.
A video interview with freshman Ryan Murphy after winning the 100 backstroke at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Austin, TX.
Ryan Murphy of Cal, the 100 backstroke winner, is congratulated by teammate Tony Cox who placed seventh at the 2014 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships.
Kevin Cordes, on breaking the American Record: “I tried to take it out faster and it really worked with the speed in my turns.”
Georgia’s Chase Kalisz smashed one of the most impressive American records on the books with a 3:34.50 in the 400 IM that won him his second NCAA title in the event.
Ryan Murphy lowers his 17-18 NAG record in the 100 backstroke with a 44.63 on day 2 of the NCAA Championships in Austin, TX.
Tony Cox had a huge fly leg for the Cal Bears’ winning/American-Record-setting 200 medley relay.
Cal gained 46 points from seeds this morning, a big gain – but it still falls short of Texas, which picked up 76 and is projected to score the exact same amount of points as Cal tonight (not including diving and the 800 free relay).
USC’s Cristian Quintero is one of a bunch of men in hot pursuit of the 200 free title – Quintero cruised to a prelims heat win after taking the 500 free last night.