April 2, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore Kristian Ipsen has been named Stanford's Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week (March 25-31).
Ipsen was named NCAA Diver of the Year after winning the springboard events at the national championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Ipsen (1-meter, 3-meter) was one of two Cardinal to earn two titles at the meet, joining sophomore classmate David Nolan (200 IM, 100 back) in that elite company.
Ipsen posted an NCAA Championships record in the 1-meter with 473.75 points, bettering the previous benchmark set by Purdue's David Boudia (486.65) in 2010. The Olympian was first through the prelims with 390.25 points and finished comfortably ahead of Duke's Nick McCrory (436.60) in the finals.
The performance was good for Stanford's second 1-meter title in program history. Ipsen joins Ed Thorndsen with the distinction, as Thorndsen copped the honor with a 109.20 for the 1930 title.
Ipsen defended his 2012 3-meter crown to give him a sweep of the springboard events. The All-American (450.60) led after the prelims and was in the driver's seat during the finals until his fifth-round dive dropped him to second. Ipsen nailed his final dive to give him 450.60 points to outlast Duke's Nick McCrory (440.40).
Going for the sweep of each of the three diving events, Ipsen took second in the platform with 452.90 points.
Stacey Tan (women's tennis)
Chiney Ogwumike (women's basketball)
Ashley Grossman (women's water polo)
Tegan Gerhart (softball)
Brian Cook (men's volleyball)
Amy Weissenbach (women's track and field)
Dalton Duvio (men's track and field)
Mark Appel (baseball)
Patrick Rogers (men's golf)
Rachel Ozer (women's lacrosse)