The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announces the following award recipients from the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
The CSCAA NCAA DI Women’s Team Diver of the Year Award was presented to Yu Zhou from the University of Minnesota. Yu Zhou reached the finals in all three diving events winning 3-meter title helping to lead the Gophers to a 12thplace finish.
The CSCAA NCAA DI Women’s Team Diving Coach of the Year Award was presented to Wenbo Chen of the University of Minnesota who guided Yu Zhou to her excellent performance in Greensboro. In addition to coaching the Gophers, Chen served as associate director of USA Diving’s National Training Center and the head coach for USA Diving. This is second time Coach Chen has been honored as the CSCAA NCAA DI Women’s Diving Coach of the Year.
Missy Franklin from the University of California was named the CSCAA NCAA DI Swimmer of the Year after setting the NCAA and American Record in the 200 Freestyle leading the Golden Bears to their 4th team title. Franklin also won the 200 Individual Medley, 200 Backstroke and was on Cal’s winning 200 and 800 Freestyle Relays, she becomes only the second Golden Bear to win three individual titles in a single NCAA Championship.
Teri McKeever, head coach of the University of California, was named the CSCAA NCAA DI Women’s Team Coach of the Year after leading the Golden Bears to their 4th NCAA Championship. McKeever’s teams have won 4 out of the last 7 titles, never finishing lower than 3rd in that span. In addition to her duties at Cal, McKeever served as the head US Olympic Coach in 2012.