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Staab Top Swimmer, Trio Top Newcomers from Pac-10
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/07/2011

April 7, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Stanford's Austin Staab was named the men's Pac-10 co-swimmer of the year, Maya DiRado earned the top newcomer award and Druv Tyagi and Stephanie Phipps swept the diving newcomer of the year wards, as voted on by the Pac-10 Conference.

Staab shared the men's top honor with Cal's Nathan Adrian. Staab won the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley at the NCAA Championships after winning the same two awards at the Pac-10 meet. Staab was also a part of the American record setting 200 free relay team at the national meet.

DiRado was the national runner up in the 200 IM, third in the 400 IM and fifth in the 200 back in her first national meet. DiRado was the Pac-10 champion in the 200 back, second in the 400 IM and third in the 200 IM for the two-time defending Pac-10 Champions.

Phipps was an All-American in the three-meter with a 16th place finish. Phipps earned a spot in the national meet after a third place finish at Zones and at Pac-10's in the same event.

Tyagi finished his first season on the farm seventh in the Zone Championships in the three-meter, ninth in the platform and one-meter. He also had top-eight finishes at Pac-10s in all three events, posting a fifth place finish in the one-meter as Stanford's top diver in that event.

Full Awards:
Women's Diving:USC's Victoria Ishimatsu was named Pac-10 Women’s Diver of the Year, her coach Hongping Li was named Pac-10 Women’s Diving Coach of the Year and STANFORD freshman Stephanie Phipps was named Pac-10 Women’s Diving Freshman/Newcomer of the Year.

Men's Diving: ARIZONA STATE sophomore Riley McCormick was named Pac-10 Men’s Diver of the Year, his coach Mark Bradshaw was named Pac-10 Men’s Diving Coach of the Year and STANFORD freshman Dhruv Tyagi was named Pac-10 Men’s Diving Freshman/Newcomer of the Year,

Women's Swimming: USC junior Katinka Hosszu was named Pac-10 Women’s Swimmer of the Year, STANFORD freshman Maya DiRado was named Pac-10 Women’s Swimming Freshman/Newcomer of the Year and CALIFORNIA head coach Teri McKeever was named Pac-10 Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year.

Men's Swimming: CALIFORNIA senior Nathan Adrian and STANFORD senior Austin Staab were named Co-Pac-10 Men’s Swimmers of the Year, Golden Bear head coach Dave Durden was named Pac-10 Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year and USC freshman Vladimir Morozov was named Pac-10 Men’s Swimming Freshman/Newcomer of the Year


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