CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior Kate Douglass was named the CSCAA Women’s Swimmer of the Meet and Todd DeSorbo was named Women’s Swim Coach of the Year after helping Virginia to its third consecutive NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship.
Douglass was the only swimmer to win all three individual events and she was part of four of UVA’s five relay NCAA Champions. The Pelham, N.Y., native set American, NCAA & US Open records in all three of her individual events. Douglass won the 200-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard breaststroke. She defended her titles in both the 100 fly and 200 breast. Douglass closed out her NCAA career with seven individual NCAA titles and eight relay championships.
DeSorbo led the Cavaliers to their third consecutive NCAA Championship, becoming just the fifth program in history to win three consecutive championships. This year UVA won 11 events, sweeping all five relays and adding six individual titles. UVA is just the fourth program to win all five relays at NCAAs. DeSorbo also saw UVA swimmers drop six American, NCAA & US Open record times during the meet and three UVA records.
UVA had 12 swimmers earn All-America honors and 47 total honors throughout the week. Douglass, junior Alex Walsh and sophomore Gretchen Walsh each maxed out with seven All-America honors, three individual and four relay honors.
The awards were determined by a nationwide vote of CSCAA-member Division I head swimming coaches and head diving coaches. All-Americans are selected on the basis of their finish at the NCAA Championships and a team’s current membership with the CSCAA. Only student-athletes who competed in their championship finals are eligible for All-America Honors. NCAA relays & individuals must score in the top 8 to earn first-team honors while those who finish ninth through sixteenth earn second-team honors.
Canny, Aimee – 800 Free Relay, 200 Free, 400 Med Relay, 100 Free (2nd Team)
Cuomo, Lexi – 200 Med Relay, 50 Free, 200 Free Relay, 100 Fly (2nd Team), 100 Free (2nd Team)
Donohoe, Madelyn – 500 Free (2nd Team), 1650 Free (2nd Team)
Douglass, Kate – 200 Med Relay, 200 IM, 200 Free Relay, 100 Fly, 400 Med Relay, 200 Breast, 400 Free Relay
Harter, Abby – 200 Fly
Keating, Anna – 200 Breast
Nelson, Ella – 800 Free Relay, 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Breast
Parker, Maxine – 200 Free Relay, 200 Free, 400 Free Relay, 50 Free (2nd Team), 100 Free (2nd Team)
Tiltmann, Reilly – 800 Free Relay, 200 Back, 100 Back (2nd Team)
Walsh, Alex – 200 Med Relay, 800 Free Relay, 200 IM, 400 IM, 400 Med Relay, 200 Fly, 400 Free Relay
Walsh, Gretchen – 200 Med Relay, 50 Free, 200 Free Relay, 100 Back, 400 Med Relay, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay
Weber, Emma – 100 Breast