Men's Swimming & Diving

Back in the Top Five

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INDIANAPOLIS – No. 5 Stanford's season came to a close on Saturday with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium.

"This entire week was such a great team effort," said Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp. "None of our guys ever gave up – we thought we could finish in the top five at nationals when the season started and we're thrilled it became a reality."

The evening session started with two Stanford swimmers earning All-America honors in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Grant Shoults (14:35.82) secured first-team All-America honors in eighth place, winning Heat 3 by a wide margin. True Sweetser (14:40.72) joined him in collecting All-America hardware, finishing 12th for his second honorable mention of the meet. Liam Egan (15:06.87) finished 33rd in the 1650 freestyle.

In the morning preliminary session, Abrahm DeVine and Patrick Conaton got the Cardinal started by earning second swims in the 200-yard backstroke. DeVine (1:40.54) swam a personal best to finish 15th after entering the meet 27th on the entry list. Conaton (1:40.62) also made the B-final in 16th place.

Conaton (1:39.72) improved his time to win the B-final, swimming the second fastest time in school history for an All-America honorable mention. Conaton became just the second Stanford swimmer to break 1:40.00 in the 200 back, joining David Nolan (2014). Abrahm DeVine (1:42.08) also picked up an All-America honorable mention, finishing 16th.

Sam Perry was Stanford's only entrant in the 100-yard freestyle prelims, and he did not disappoint. Perry (41.77) set a program record en route to fifth place in prelims, securing a place in the A-final. In the evening session, Perry (41.80) claimed seventh place and first team All-America honors, the first individual first-team selection of his career.  

In the 200-yard breaststroke, Stanford had three entrants – Matt Anderson, Maxwell Williamson and Curtis Ogren. Anderson (1:56.27) finished 28th, Williamson (1:56.52) was 30th and Ogren (1:59.98) took 44th place in prelims.

Two Stanford swimmers qualified for the 200-yard butterfly B-final – Tom Kremer (1:42.10) was 15th, and Jimmy Yoder (1:41.91) was 14th. In the evening session, Yoder and Kremer (1:42.73) shared 14th place in the B-final, claiming All-America honorable mentions. It was the first career All-America honor for Yoder, and the 22nd for Kremer.

Ted Miclau was Stanford's only diver on the platform, qualifying for the A-final with a 377.45 clip in prelims. In the championship round, Miclau improved his score (391.75) and held his position in eighth, collecting first team All-America honors on the platform for the second consecutive season.

Stanford wrapped up prelims with a bang, qualifying in fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of Perry, Andrew Liang, DeVine and Kremer (2:49.26) got the job done after Stanford entered the event at 19th on the psych sheet. In the final, Stanford lowered its time (2:48.00) to finish fifth and secure first team All-America honors.

The Cardinal finished the meet in fifth place (242) behind Texas (542), California (349), Florida (294.5) and North Carolina State (272.5), and ahead of USC (237), Indiana (229.5), Georgia (183), Missouri (179.5) and Alabama (153.5).

2017 Stanford All-Americans

Name (Class)Event(s)
Matt Anderson (So.)400 medley relay, 200 medley relay
Cole Cogswell (So.)200 free relay (HM)
Patrick Conaton (Jr.)200 back (HM)
*Spencer DeShon (Sr.)200 free relay (HM)
Abrahm DeVine (So.)*800 free relay, 200 IM (HM), 400 IM, 200 back (HM), 400 free relay
Ryan Dudzinski (So.)400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 100 back (HM)
Liam Egan (Jr.)*800 free relay, 500 free (HM)
*Tom Kremer (Sr.)*800 free relay, 200 free relay (HM), 200 IM (HM), 200 free (HM), 200 fly (HM), 400 free relay
Andrew Liang (Jr.)200 free relay (HM), 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 100 fly (HM), 400 free relay
Ted Miclau (Jr.)Platform
Curtis Ogren (Jr.)400 IM (HM)
Sam Perry (Jr.)200 free relay (HM), 50 free (HM), 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 100 free, 400 free relay
Grant Shoults (Fr.)*800 free relay, *500 free, 1,650 free
True Sweetser (Fr.)500 free (HM)
Cameron Thatcher (Fr.)3-meter (HM)
Jimmy Yoder (Sr.)200 fly (HM)

*Program-record time

Meet Notes

  • Stanford more than doubled its point total from 2016 (112.5), finishing with 242 points.
  • In total, Stanford collected 19 individual All-America honors, while earning All-America status in all five relays, including first team honors in four of them.
  • Tom Kremer and Sam Perry led Stanford with six All-America selections apiece.
  • Andrew Liang, who earned his first career individual All-America selection in the 100 fly, picked up five All-America selections in 2017.
  • Abrahm DeVine, an All-American in both IM events, also picked up five All-America honors. 
  • Freshman Grant Shoults was a first team All-American in both distance freestyle events, finishing fifth in the 500 free and eighth in the 1,650 free.
  • Freshman True Sweetser was an All-America honorable mention in both distance freestyle events, finishing 16th in the 500 free and 12th in the 1,650 free.
  • Stanford head diving coach Patrick Jeffrey remains the only diver in history to win all three diving contests at the NCAA Championships (1988).