Men's Swimming & Diving

Season in Review

STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford's men's swimming and diving team capped an undefeated regular season with another strong showing in the postseason, highlighted by Abrahm DeVine's national championship in the 400-yard individual medley.

Fresh Faces
Stanford welcomed seven freshman from seven different states or territories -- New Jersey, Texas, Minnesota, Maryland, California, Puerto Rico and Georgia -- to The Farm for 2017-18.

Johannes Calloni • Freestyle • 6-0 • Jersey City, N.J.
Glen Cowand • Backstroke • 6-1 • Katy, Texas
Jordan Greenberg • Freestyle • 6-1 • Eden Prairie, Minn.
Matthew Hirschberger • Freestyle • 6-3 • Northern Bethesda, Md.
Alex Liang • Freestyle/Butterfly/IM • 6-1 • Palo Alto, Calif.
Alberto Mestre • Freestyle • 6-8 • Dorado, Puerto Rico
Brennan Pastorek • Breast/IM • 6-3 • Savannah, Ga.

Perfect in the Regular Season
Stanford finished the 2017-18 regular season after a perfect 6-0 record in dual meets, including 5-0 in Pac-12 competition. The Cardinal wrapped up the regular season with a dramatic, 151-149 win over No. 1 California – Stanford earned the No. 1 ranking from CSCAA heading into the postseason.

Leaders in the Classroom
Sixteen Stanford swimmers and divers were selected to the Pac-12 All-Academic team, the most of any school. Stanford had six first teamers – Tarek Abdelghany (computer science), Matt Anderson (human biology), Ryan Dudzinski (science, technology and society), Ted Miclau (human biology), Hank Poppe (undeclared) and True Sweetser (undeclared).
Abrahm DeVine (computer science), Andrew Liang (economics), James Murphy (undeclared), Sam Perry (economics), Grant Shoults (undeclared), Jack Walsh (management science and engineering) and Brad Zdroik (economics) were named to the second team. Cole Cogswell (product design), Liam Egan (economics), Will Macmillan (undeclared) and Benjamin Ho (undeclared) picked up honorable mentions.

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DeVine Intervention
Junior Abrahm DeVine (3:35.29), the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year, became Stanford's first individual national championship since 2015 (David Nolan – 200 IM) with a win in the 400-yard individual medley. It was Stanford's first 400 IM title in 20 years and the second-fastest time in history. DeVine added a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (1:40.35) and eighth place in the 200-yard backstroke (1:41.99), and was part of Stanford's eighth-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:14.75) and 10th-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. DeVine is a 12-time All-American, with eight of those coming as an individual.

Thirteen Named All-America
In addition to DeVine, 12 Cardinal were named All-America by the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). DeVine and senior Andrew Liang led Stanford with five apiece, while senior Sam Perry had four, giving him 18 for his career. Sophomore Grant Shoults copped first-team honors in the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle, adding a third All-America selection in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Junior Ryan Dudzinski and senior Liam Egan added three apiece, junior Matt Anderson and freshman Alberto Mestre had two, and senior Curtis Ogren, junior Brad Zdroik, sophomore James Murphy, sophomore True Sweetser and freshman Brennan Pastorek earned one each.

Pac-12 Performances
DeVine and Shoults led Stanford to a second-place finish at the Pac-12 Conference Championships Feb. 28-March 3 in Federal Way, Washington. DeVine captured the 200-yard individual medley (1:41.17) and 200-yard backstroke (1:40.11), while Shoults (4:13.70) won his second straight 500-yard freestyle title.  It was the 36th straight season in which Stanford has finished top-two at the conference championships.