CSCAA NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Rankings Supported by TYR
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 1 Team Rankings are compiled by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings will be released on a weekly basis throughout the 2014-15 season, alternating weeks between a men’s and women’s team ranking.
The CSCAAD1 Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets. The committee did not consider teams that have yet to post official times in the current college season.
CSCAA NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of October 23, 2014
1. Southern California
5. North Carolina
7. Texas A&M
11. Southern Methodist
14. Penn State
15. Louisiana State
19. NC State
23. Boise State
25. Florida State
Also receiving votes: Kentucky, Ohio State, San Diego State, Utah
A NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Ranking Committee:
Chair: Matt Barany, University of Richmond; Dan Colella, Duke University; Roric Fink, University of Texas; NayaHigashijima, UCLA; Kristin Hill, Boise State University; Sue Novitsky, University of Illinois; Katie Robinson, Tulane; Brian Smith, University of Georgia; Suzanne Yee, Princeton University; Jeff Commings, Swimming World Magazine
CSCAA Spring 2014 Scholar All-America
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is proud to announce the 2014 CSCAA Individual Scholar All-Americans, supported by Nike Swim.
CSCAA Individual Scholar All-America Award
The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term coinciding with their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and have qualified for and competed at the Championship.
The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets, zones or NCAA preliminary rounds.
Thank you to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Committee
Chair, Paul Richards, Dickinson, Dickinson
Technical Chair, Greg Earhart, Carthage
DI: Amanda Kulik, Harvard, Kathleen Milloy, Michigan State; Carol Withus, Old Dominion DII: Greg Doyle, Limestone; Kurt Kirner, Hillsdale; Paul Mangen, St. Leo DIII: Dave Allen, Mt. Holyoke; Paul Bennett, WPI; Abby Brethauer, UMW; Charlie Griffiths, CMS; Jason Weber, Chicago
CSCAA Spring 2014 Scholar All-America
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is proud to announce the 2014 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams, supported by Nike Swim.
Team Scholar All-America Award- Spring
The Spring Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the semester/quarter coinciding with the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) takes great pleasure in announcing the 2014 recipients of our five annual major awards. The awards will be presented at the CSCAA Annual Banquet on Thursday, May 22, 2014 held in conjunction with the CSCAA Convention at Bally's Las Vegas.
The National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy
Tim Welsh, University of Notre Dame
The Benjamin Franklin Award
Bill Boomer, University of Tennessee
The Speedo Lifetime Achievement Award
Jon Urbanchek, University of Michigan
The Richard E. Steadman Award
Wally Morton, Cleveland State University
The Charles McCaffree Award
John Davis, 2Xtreme Foundation, UNC '91
THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE and SCHOLASTIC SWIMMING TROPHY
The National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy is the highest award of its kind in the United States. It is presented to an individual or organization for having contributed in an outstanding way to swimming as a competitive sport and as a healthful recreational activity at schools and colleges. The 2014 Recipient of the Collegiate Trophy is Tim Welsh, the retiring head coach of men's swimming at the University of Notre Dame.
Since arriving at Notre Dame in 1985, Welsh has seen his teams post a 319-174 (.647) dual-meet record, while winning 22 league titles (Midwestern Collegiate - 15, BIG EAST - 6, North Star - 1) and taking second place on seven occasions (MCC - 2, BIG EAST - 5). His student-athletes' accomplishments include, 23 individuals invited to the NCAA Championships, gaining All-America honors on 12 occasions and winning over 45 BIG EAST events. Prior to Notre Dame in 1985, Welsh spent eight years as the head men's and women's coach at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. The New York native led the men's squad to a mark of 65-36, including two NCAA Division III national championships.
Welsh graduated magna cum laude from Providence College in 1966. He went on to earn his master's degree at the University of Virginia in 1967. Welsh became the men's assistant coach at Syracuse in 1974 after leaving Winthrop College (S.C.), where he had taught English.
Welsh received the Richard E. Steadman Award from the CSCAA in 1993. The award, given annually to a swimming or diving coach in the high school, club or university ranks who has done the most to spread joy and happiness in swimming. Welsh served as president of the American Swimming Coaches Association and is a past board member of the CSCAA.
Notre Dame proudly bestowed its Presidential Achievement Award to Welsh in 2009, which recognizes a University employee who lives the University's mission and is a role model exemplifying all of the school's core values.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD
Awarded to the individual, or organization, whose efforts best promote the integrity and enhancement of the student-athlete ideal. The inaugural winner of this award in 2008 was Dr. Myles Brand. The 2014 recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award is Bill Boomer.
Professor William Boomer was a career educator and swimming coach at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. While at Rochester, his involvement in various aspects of swimming research lead to his inquisitive and questioning approach to our relationship with the aquatic environment. Bill's principle-driven teachings are widely credited for a shift in the direction of aquatic perception worldwide.
Bill traveled nationally and internationally, teaching stroke theory and technique. He worked with swimmers representing the USA internationally, preparing them for the Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney Olympics. Bill was the Technical Coach for the USA Men's and Women's Olympic Swim Teams in 2000 at Sydney. This position was created as a result of his unique talents and insights. He helped numerous athletes to world records and many Olympic medals. Bill produced a series of five swimming videos (The Boomer Chronicles) for USA Swimming.
In January of 2012, Bill's work was honored at the inaugural World Aquatic Development Conference, at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He is presently a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
SPEEDO CSCAA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Awarded to the individual whose efforts best exemplify the integrity and ideals of collegiate swimming and who has achieved significant success in the sport while still imparting the educational and character building qualities of the collegiate swimming experience. The 2014 recipient of the CSCAA Speedo Lifetime Achievement Award is retired University of Michigan Men's Swim Coach Jon Urbanchek.
Retired may be the wrong word for the Hall of Fame coach who continues to coach around the country, currently serving as the volunteer assistant at the University of Southern California. The 1995 CSCAA NCAA Division I Coach of the Year has served as a five-time assistant US Olympic Coach, was the head coach for the US World Championship team twice and led Michigan to 13 Big Ten Titles and the NCAA Team Title in 1995.
In a 2012 article for the Orange County Register, Scott Reid wrote, "Urbanchek has long been considered one of swimming's most innovative coaches. But it's his enthusiasm and passion - and his ability to inspire and connect with talented athletes - that has kept him at the forefront of his sport for parts of six decades. It's also why he's one of his sport's most beloved personalities - a small man with a big heart."
Jon Urbanchek has developed some of the top swimmers in the world. Through more than five decades of coaching he has produced over 40 Olympians who have won more than 20 Olympic Medals, including 11 Gold. However, Coach Urbanchek's legacy will be more than just winning championships and producing Olympians, as Dave Salo said in that same OC Register article "Everybody loves Jon, kids just react to him. They respond."
THE RICHARD E. STEADMAN AWARD
The Richard E. Steadman award is conferred annually to a swimming or diving coach in high school, club, or university ranks who, in the opinion of the CSCAA, has done the most to spread happiness in Coach Steadman's beloved sport of swimming and diving. The 2014 Recipient of the Richard E. Steadman Award is Wally Morton of Cleveland State University.
In over 40 years of coaching Wally Morton has accumulated 20 conference championship titles, 9-conference coach of the year awards, 385 dual meet wins and 46 winning seasons. Five of his swimmers have qualified for the NCAA Championship and 3 competed at the Olympics.
Wally Morton takes nothing for granted, he is thankful for his opportunity to coach at Cleveland State and spent a career as a servant to his athletes and the university. Wally has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Cleveland State and not just for the swimming and diving program.
The Robert F. Busbey Charitable Foundation he established gives directly to Cleveland State, including tens of thousands of dollars annually to the CSU Radiance scholarship program that assists over 100 CSU undergraduates who are at risk for dropping out of school because of finances. These scholarships enable students to stay in school and make progress towards their degrees uninterrupted. This is on top of the hundreds of thousands of dollars he has raised for Viking Swimming and Diving scholarships, operations budget and facility upgrades.
Wally has truly paid it forward and as Ohio State Women's Coach and CSU alumni Bill Dorenkott stated "The true hallmarks of a leader are if they left things better than they found them and will they be missed. Simply put, Wally has made a difference in countless individuals lives. I will always be grateful for having Wally in my life."
CHARLES McCAFFREE AWARD
The Charles McCaffree Award is presented annually to an individual linked to collegiate aquatic sport that has achieved outstanding success in life and has contributed greatly to society. The 2014 Charles McCaffree Award recipient is John Davis of the 2Xtreme Foundation.
Davis is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina where he was twice named ACC Swimmer-of-the-Year and holds the ACC record for career individual men's championships with 11. He was the 1988 and 1990 ACC Swimmer-of-the-Year and team captain his senior year.
Davis has a Clinical Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, is a certified Addictions Counselor and works with teen boys and young men who are struggling with mixed messages and conflicting information from their peers, schools, and our society. John takes a comprehensive approach to therapy - treating his clients, and then working with their families to create a healthier home dynamic. John's approach to therapy is connection-based - he works first to build a relationship with each young man, then to guide each one to better decisions and choices, based on what he understands about that individual. His unique approach means that each client has a relationship with John based on where that client is at that time - there are no set solutions, no textbook-based answers. To date has worked with more than 7,000 families & boasts a 90% success rate.
Davis is the founder and president of the 2Xtreme Foundation, a not for profit organization that serves families and youth. The 2xtreme Foundation raises money to fund a support group for mothers, reduced or free counseling services, mentoring, tutoring & the signature program the 2xtreme Dream. A reward based therapeutic program (9 months long) that incorporates sobriety, good academic performance, no negative police contact, community service work, connecting at home with family relationships, team building activities including rock and ice climbing. When completed the youths travel internationally to climb some of the world's tallest mountains and then complete their community service in the area in which they climbed. To date John has taken three teams of youths to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain in Africa, Peru to climb Mt. Pisco & Mt. Chopiccalqui, & Russia's Mt. Elbrus the tallest mountain in Europe. John is the author of Extreme Pursuit: Winning the Race for the Heart of Your Son.
Recruiting Panel Q&A, Loeffler, Korman, Schaffer, Earhart A Different Approach To Training Groups, Braden Holloway Biomechanics and Testing, Karl Riecken (Featured article below) Fundraising, Bill Wadley
Welcome and Keynote- Sheila Taormina 6:00 PM
Opening Reception immediately following Keynote
Thursday, May 22
Dave Salo, Pool Session- Race Pace and Technique in Practice 8:00-9:15 AM
Teri McKeever, 5 Solutions to Common Team Issues, 9:30-10:30 AM
Murray Harber, Dryland Training Ideas: The Good, the Better, and the Ugly 10:45-11:45 AM
Business Meeting 11:45-12:30
Women's Coach Lunch with Celia Slater and Coach Panel 12:30-2:00 PM (Open to all)
Susan Teeter, Suzanne Yee, Anne Goodman-James, Corrie Falcon
Division Breakout Meetings 2:15-3:15 PM
Russell Mark, Starts, Turns and Transitions 3:30-4:45 PM
Banquet Reception 6:00-7:00 PM
Awards Banquet 7:00 PM
Friday, May 23
Murray Harber, Dryland Training Ideas- Learn by Doing 7:45-8:45
George Kennedy, Swimming Faster Conferences to NCAAs 9:00-10:00
Multi-Track Session #2- 10:15-11:15-
Recruiting Panel Q&A- Earhart, Korman, Loeffler and Schaffer
A Different Approach to Training Groups, Holloway
Swimming Fast-Modeling Success, Corrie Falcon
The CSCAA is proud to announce the 2014 CSCAA NCAA DIII Swimming and Diving All-America Teams, supported by Speedo.
CSCAA NCAA DIII All-America Honors are conferred upon those athletes who finish in the top-8 of an individual,l or relay, event at the NCAA DIII Swimming and Diving Championship.
Athletes who finish in places 9-16 in the consolation finals of individual,l or relay, events at their respective NCAA Championship receive Honorable Mention All-America recognition.
Thank you to Coach Greg Earhart for his help in compiling the lists.
For the complete list of Division III Men's teams, click here.
For the complete list of Division III Women's teams, click here.