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2009 Highlights

The SRJC Varsity Men’s Swim and Dive Team successfully defending their 2008 conference title by, capturing the Big 8 Conference title again in 2009. More importantly they were the California Community College state runner-up, finishing 2nd overall at the the State Championships in Long Beach improving on their 3rd place finish in 2008. Led by sophomore captains, Tyler Hannis, David Hernandez, and Kieffer Holmes, the Cubs boasted again one of the deepest teams in California and SRJC school history with an incredible amount of talent throughout the entire meet line-up. First year swimmers David Banks and Alex Simenstad combined with the sophomore studded speed including Walter Gault, State Champion in the 100 Breast, and helped to break both the 200 Medley Relay time as well as the set a new 800 Free Relay record (by over five seconds) which has stood at the school since 1979. Freshman diver Grant Slovick captured the Big 8 Diver of the Year Award after finishing first on the 3 meter and second on the 1 meter boards at the NorCal Diving Championship in April. Finally, taking care of business in the pool and in the classroom, Captain David Hernandez was named the National Scholar Athlete of the Year for two year colleges as a result of his All American performances in 08-09 as well as his perfect 4.0 overall GPA. The 2009 season produced 11 All Americans, 11 All Conference Athletes, 4 confrence records, and 12 new school records. Congratulations to the SRJC Men's Swim Team for one of the most successful seasons in community college swimming history. Individual and team honors are listed below.

David Banks

David Banks
SRJC MOST IMPROVED TEAM AWARD
All American 100 Breast
All Conference Athlete
Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete

Phillip Boitano

Phillip Boitano
Years Diving: 2
State Championship Athlete

Walter Gault

Walter Gault
SRJC TEAM MOST VALUABLE SWIMMER AWARD
State Champions 100 Breast
All American 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 200 Free & Relays
Big 8 Conference Male Swimmer of the Year
All Conference Athlete
Current Big 8 Conference Record Holder 100 Breast
Current School Record Holder 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200IM, 200 Free & Relays
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete
Received swimming scholarship to UC Santa Barbara.

Danny Gaynor

Danny Gaynor
SRJC COACH'S TEAM AWARD
Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete

Tyler Hannis

Tyler Hannis
SRJC TEAM CAPTAIN AWARD
All American 500 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back & Relays
Big 8 Champion 500 Free, 200 Back
All Conference Athlete
Current School Record Holder 200 Back & Relays
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete
Received swimming scholarship to the University of the Pacific.

David Hernandez

David Hernandez
NATYCAA NATIONAL MALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
SRJC TEAM CAPTAIN AWARD
SRJC COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE TEAM AWARD
All American 200 Butterfly & Relays
All Conference Athlete
Current School Record Holder on Relays
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete
Received swimming/academic scholarship to the University of the Pacific.

Kieffer Holmes

Kieffer Holmes
SRJC TEAM CAPTAIN AWARD
All American 100 Butterfly, 200 Butterfly & Relays
Big 8 Champion 100 Butterfly
All Conference Athlete
Current School Record Holder 100 Butterfly & Relays
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete
Transferring to swim at the University of the Pacific.

William Kump

William Kump
SRJC TEAM MOST VALUABLE SWIMMER AWARD
All American 1650 Free, 400 IM & Relays
All Conference Athlete
Current School Record Holder in Relays
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete

Tucker Mattern

Tucker Mattern
All American 200 Breast
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete
Transferring to play water polo at the University of the Pacific.

Erik Pfeiffer

Erik Pfeiffer
SRJC COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE TEAM AWARD
All American 1650 Free
All Conference Athlete
Current School Record Holder 1650 Free
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete
Received swimming scholarship to Fresno Pacific University.

Sallee

DJ Sallee
All American 200 Back & Relays
All Conference Athlete
Current School Record Holder on Relays
Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete

Alex Simenstad

Alex Simenstad
All American 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free & Relays
Big 8 Champion 50 Free, 200 Free
All Conference Athlete
Current School Record Holder 50 Free, 100 Free & Relays
Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete

Grant Slovick

Grant Slovick
All American 3 Meter Board
Big 8 Conference Male Diver of the Year
NorCal Champion 3 Meter Board
Big 8 Conference Champion 1 & 3 Meter Boards
Years Diving: 1
State Championship Athlete

All American & Current School Record 200 Medley Relay
Tyler Hannis (Back), Walter Gault (Breast), David Hernandez (Fly), Alex Simenstad (Free)

All American & Current School Record 400 Medley Relay
Tyler Hannis (Back), Walter Gault (Breast), Kieffer Holmes (Fly), Alex Simenstad (Free)


All American 800 & Current School Record Free Relay
Walter Gault, Tyler Hannis, DJ Sallee, William Kump

All American 400 Free & Current School Record Relay
Walter Gault, Alex Simenstad, DJ Sallee, William Kump

All American 200 Free & Current School Record Relay
Walter Gault, Alex Simenstad, DJ Sallee, David Hernandez

 

 

 

 

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