Gaucho Swimmers Honored for All-MPSF Awards

Photo credit: Dan Avila
Photo credit: Dan Avila

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sixteen members of the UC Santa Barbara's women's swimming team earned a combined 36 all-conference awards as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced its all-conference first and second-teams.  On the men's side thirteen members earned a combined 43 all-conference awards.

The top three finishers in each individual event, plus the winning relay team, received first-team honors, while individual places 4-8 and the second- and third-place relay squads earned second-team honors.

Junior Emily Ward earned her first spot in the team record book, posting a time of 54.15 in the 100 backstroke.  She received four all-conference awards, three individuals and one relay. 

Kian Brouwer, Joe Lastelic, Justin Nguyen, and Logan Hotchkiss set a new MPSF Conference record, as well as a new team record, in the 800 freestyle relay (6:21.23).  They currently sit at 23rd place for the 2018-2019 D1 Top Times in this event.

Senior captain Hotchkiss broke three of his own individual team records in the 500 freestyle (4:14.39), 200 freestyle (1:34.53), and 1650 freestyle (15:00.49).  His 500 freestyle performance also sets a new MPSF Conference record and he currently sits in 16th place in the nation for the 2018-2019 D1 season as he waits for the D1 NCAA invited times to be released.  Hotchkiss received five MPSF all-conference awards, three individual first-team honors and two relay first-team honors.

Freshmen Alec Cullen set a new MPSF Conference record and recorded the fastest time in the UC Santa Barbara program history in 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:55.72 to end an amazing debut season.  He also earned three all-conference awards, two individual and one relay.

A complete list of UC Santa Barbara's honorees is listed below. 

 

2019 MPSF ALL-CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
(Top three plus winning relay earns 1st Team honors: Places 4-8 and 2nd & 3rd relays earn 2nd Team honors)

Heaven Quintana – 100 Fly (1st Team), 100 Breast (1st Team), 200 Fly (1st Team), 200 Medley Relay (2nd Team), 200 Free Relay (2nd Team)

Jacquelyn Harris – 100 Fly (1st Team), 200 Medley Relay (2nd Team), 200 Free Relay (2nd Team)

Emily Ward – 100 Back (1st Team), 800 Free Relay (2nd Team), 200 Free (2nd Team), 100 Free (2nd Team)

Maddie Johnson – 200 Fly (1st Team), 200 IM (2nd Team), 400 IM (2nd Team)

Tara Middleton – 100 Back (1st Team), 200 Medley Relay (2nd Team)

Rachel Forbes – 1650 Free (1st Team)

Dora Seggelke – 200 Fly (1st Team)

Elena England – 800 Free Relay (2nd Team), 200 Free (2nd Team), 200 Back (2nd Team)

Sydney Rouse – 800 Free Relay (2nd Team), 200 IM (2nd Team), 200 Back (2nd Team)

Haley Herzberg – 800 Free Relay (2nd Team), 500 Free (2nd Team)

Marriott Hoffmann – 50 Free (2nd Team), 200 Free Relay (2nd Team)

Lucy Fellner – 50 Free (2nd Team), 200 Free Relay (2nd Team)

Brittney Straw – 400 IM (2nd Team), 200 Breast (2nd Team)

Rachel Kulik – 200 Medley Relay (2nd Team)

Nicola Churchill – 100 Breast (2nd Team)

Micah Toetter – 200 Back (2nd Team)

 

2019 MPSF ALL-CONFERENCE MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING

Justin Nguyen- 800 Free Relay (1st Team), 200 Free Relay (1st Team), 100 Free (1st Team), 400 Free Relay (1st Team), 50 Free (2nd Team), 100 Back (2nd Team)

Kian Brouwer – 800 Free Relay (1st Team), 200 Free Relay (1st Team), 400 Free Relay (1st Team), 400 Medley Relay (2nd Team), 100 Fly (2nd Team), 100 Free (2nd Team)

Mason Tittle – 50 Free (1st Team), 200 Free Relay (1st Team), 400 Free Relay (1st Team), 400 Medley Relay (2nd Team), 100 Fly (2nd Team), 100 Free (2nd Team)

Logan Hotchkiss – 800 Free Relay (1st Team), 500 Free (1st Team), 200 Free (1st Team), 1650 Free (1st Team), 400 Free Relay (1st Team)

Joe Lastelic – 800 Free Relay (1st Team), 500 Free (1st Team), 200 Free (1st Team), 1650 Free (1st Team)

Riley Ferguson – 200 Free Relay (1st Team), 50 Free (2nd Team), 100 Free (2nd Team)

Dan Marella – 400 IM (1st Team), 200 IM (2nd Team), 1650 Free (2nd Team)

Alec Cullen – 200 Breast (1st Team), 400 Medley Relay (2nd Team), 100 Breast (2nd Team)

Jolen Griffin – 100 Back (1st Team), 400 Medley Relay (2nd Team)

Jake Rollo – 500 Free (2nd Team), 1650 Free (2nd Team)

Ryan Levy – 200 Free (2nd Team)

Fischer Basham – 200 Free (2nd Team)

Zach Shenkin – 200 Fly (2nd Team)

 

2019 INDIVIDUAL MPSF CHAMPIONS
Heaven Quintana – 200 Fly

Logan Hotchkiss – 500 Free

Logan Hotchkiss – 200 Free

Logan Hotchkiss – 1650 Free

Alec Cullen – 200 Breast

 

2019 RELAY MPSF CHAMPIONS

800 Free Relay – Justin Nguyen, Logan Hotchkiss, Joe Lastelic, Kian Brouwer

200 Free Relay – Mason Tittle, Riley Ferguson, Kian Brouwer, Justin Nguyen

400 Free Relay – Kian Brouwer, Justin Nguyen, Mason Tittle, Logan Hotchkiss