Men's Swimming & Diving

Season Comes to a Close

MINNEAPOLIS – Abrahm DeVine added another All-America honor to his collection and three Stanford swimmers placed in the 1,650-yard freestyle on the final day of action at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships.

"This meet was easy to compare to March Madness," said Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp. "In that regard, we were pleased to make it this far – plenty of great shots, assists and blocks to go around. Not everything went in for us, but we showed our competitiveness in many ways."

Abrahm DeVine continued his outstanding week with an All-America performance in the 200-yard backstroke. DeVine (1:41.99) finished eighth, giving him first-team honors in each of his three individual swims on the week. DeVine's 46 points scored were by far the most of any Cardinal and the ninth most of any student-athlete at the meet.

True Sweetser (14:40.48) led the Cardinal in the 1,650-yard freestyle, picking up first-team All-America honors with eighth place. Grant Shoults (14:45.22) placed 14th with Liam Egan (14:46.59) in 16th, giving Stanford three All-Americans in the mile.

Stanford's team of Andrew Liang, DeVine, Alberto Mestre and Sam Perry (2:49.80) picked up All-America honors in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the final event of the meet.

"Curtis, Liam and Andrew all finished their careers with lifetime bests at this meet," added Knapp. "Sam has been invaluable to our relays throughout his career, and we wish him the best of luck at the Commonwealth Games in Australia."

Perry will represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in 10 days in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 50-yard butterfly and 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

Stanford finished seventh with 205 points – Texas claimed its fourth national championship in a row with 449 points, ahead of California (437.5), Indiana (422), North Carolina State (385), Florida (347) and USC (253).

Cardinal Notes

  • Freshman Johannes Calloni (14:51.59) also swam the mile, finishing 22nd.
  • Benjamin Ho (1:41.84) finished 30th in the 200-back prelims with Curtis Ogren (1:43.83) in 37th.
  • Perry (42.51) just missed the 100-yard freestyle B-final, finishing 20th.
  • In the 200-yard breaststroke, Brennan Pastorek (1:55.78) took 33rd while Matt Anderson (1:57.87) was 42nd.
  • Alex Liang (1:44.11) swam a personal best in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing 35th with Brad Zdroik (1:44:12) right behind him in 36th.
  • In Platform diving prelims, Ted Miclau (280.40) finished 37th while Tarek Abdelghany (256.70) was 41st.