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Brad Shively Named National Coach of the Year For Leading Washington University Men's Swimming and Diving to Top Finish in Team History

Brad Shively Named National Coach of the Year For Leading Washington University Men's Swimming and Diving to Top Finish in Team History

From Washington University Athletics

The Washington University in St. Louis men's swimming & diving team finished in fifth place at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving national championships, the top placement in team history.

The WashU men totaled 221 points and the women tallied 94. The Bears had a strong final day of competition, tallying three All-America honors in addition to six All-America honorable mentions. WashU head coach Brad Shively was awarded the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III Men's Coach of the Year.

Junior Peyton Wilson made it two-for-two All-America finishes in backstroke events when he posted the sixth fastest time in the 200 backstroke Saturday evening, 1:47.53.

Junior Simon Deshusses won his first All-America honor in the 200 breaststroke. He placed seventh overall and had a career-best time of 1:59.31 in prelims.

The men totaled four All-America honorable mention finishes Saturday including freshman Rick Reinhard in the 1,650 freestyle (14th, 15:45.41), freshman Jack Smithson in the 1,650 freestyle (15:45.75), senior Kevin Van Cleave in the 200 breaststroke (10th, 2:00.96) and the men's 400 free relay team (12th, 3:01.55) consisting of junior Chase Van Patten, senior Andrew Pek, Deshusses and Van Cleave.