Men's Swimming & Diving

Five Named Preseason All-America

STANFORD, Calif. – Five Stanford swimmers were named to CollegeSwimming.com's 2016-17 Division I preseason All-America team, as announced by the organization Monday.

Stanford's selections included sophomore Abrahm DeVine (400-yard individual medley), junior Liam Egan (500-yard freestyle), junior Curtis Ogren (400 IM), junior Sam Perry (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle) and freshman Grant Shoults (500-yard freestyle).

In 2016, DeVine was an All-American in the 400 IM with an honorable mention in the 200-yard individual medley. Egan returns for his junior season after bagging three All-America honors in 2016 – the 500 free, with honorable mentions in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relay.

Ogren picked up his first career All-America selection in 2016, finishing 13th in the 400 IM and earning an honorable mention. Stanford's highest-scoring swimmer at nationals, Perry earned honorable mentions in the 50 free, 100 free, 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay. Shoults, a freshman from Santa Margarita, California, had strong showings at the United States Olympic Trials in both the 400-meter freestyle and the 1,500-meter freestyle.

One-hundred and twenty three swimmers from 30 institutions were selected for the honor. Selections were based on the times of both returning and incoming swimmers (through Sept. 1st) with input from coaches and sports information contacts.
Stanford's 2016-17 campaign starts in Stockton, California, on Oct. 22 at the Pacific Invitational.