SCIAC All-Conference Honors: Men's Swimming and Diving

SCIAC All-Conference Honors:  Men's Swimming and Diving

Athlete of the Year:


 Matt Williams SR
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Newcomer of the Year:  FR      
Tom Gallup       California Institute of Technology

Coaching Staff of the Year:        
 Paul Hughes Head Coach

California Institute of Technology






The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Confernce announced the 2017 Swimming & Diving All Conference awards as the leagues nine head coaches voted upon the Athlete, Newcomer and Coach of the Year while the All-SCIAC recipients were based on performance at the SCIAC Championships. 

Matt Williams
of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps repeated as the SCIAC Men's Athlete of the Year as he continued his successful career taking the title at the SCIAC Championships in the 800 free relay, 100 fly, 100 back, 200 back and 400 medley relay. In the 100 yard butterfly he broke the SCIAC record with a time of 48.66. Matt led-off the SCIAC meet-record setting 800 yard freestyle relay with a 200 yard freestyle time of 1:38.35, which broke the SCIAC meet record in the 200 free. Williams was the 2016 National Champion in the 100 back and will look to defend his title in 2017. The 2014 Newcomer of the Year qualified for NCAAs in the 100 back, 100 fly, 800 free relay and 200 back.  His times in the 200 yard freestyle, 100 yard backstroke and 100 yard butterfly each rank in the top 5 in the NCAA DIII this year. 

Gallup won conference titles in both the 100 and 200 Breast to become Caltech's first SCIAC champion swimmer since 1996 and its first double winner in the same meet since 1982.  He also swam key legs on three program record-setting relays, including the 400 Medley which placed third as Caltech's first All-SCIAC relay since 1993.  He is set to become the Beavers' first representative at the NCAA National Championships since 1983.

Hughes joined Caltech this past summer and immediately hit the ground running in his first stint as a head coach.  The Beavers set 13 program records, including four relays, and placed sixth overall for their best finish at the SCIAC Championships in over a decade and a mere six points shy of fifth place.  The last time Caltech finished as high came in 1999, when only seven teams competed in the SCIAC, while the Beavers also defeated the most teams (three) since 1986 and scored their highest point total since 1989.

2016-17 SCIAC Men's Swimming & Diving All-SCIAC

Men 50 Yard Freestyle          
Adrian Hu 20.60 SO Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Tim Polman 20.65 SR University of La Verne    
Zach Zamecki 20.66 JR California Lutheran University 
Men 100 Yard Freestyle          
Graham Spurzem 45.45 SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Tim Polman 45.79 SR University of La Verne
Zach Zamecki 45.83 JR California Lutheran University 
Men 200 Yard Freestyle          
Mark Hallman 1:39.69 JR Pomona-Pitzer Colleges   
Ben Culberson 1:41.35 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Jackson Crewe 1:41.49 SO Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Men 500 Yard Freestyle          
Ben Culberson 4:28.89 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Benjamin Brewer 4:29.12 FR California Lutheran University
Mark Hallman 4:32.10 JR Pomona-Pitzer Colleges  
Men 1650 Yard Freestyle          
Benjamin Brewer
15:28.26 FR California Lutheran University
Ben Culberson
15:33.89 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Jonah Hobbs
16:03.22 JR California Lutheran University
Men 200 Yard IM           
Aaron Lutzker 1:51.24 SO Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Samuel To 1:51.43 JR Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Sam Willett 1:51.59 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Men 400 Yard IM           
Henry Limm 3:59.39 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Liam O'Shea 3:59.53 FR Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 
Benjamin Brewer 4:01.34 FR California Lutheran University 
Men 100 Yard Butterfly           
Matthew Williams 48.66 SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Ryan Drover 49.00 SO Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 
Austin Lashley
49.17 JR Occidental College
Men 200 Yard Butterfly           
John Everett 1:50.49 SO Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Austin Lashley 1:51.65 JR Occidental College
Aaron Lutzker 1:51.71 SO Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
Tom Gallup 55.62 FR California Institute of Technology    
Tyler Welty 56.59 SO Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Brandon Tran 56.67 FR Whittier College   
Men 200 Yard Breaststroke         
Tom Gallup
2:02.11 FR  California Institute of Technology
Henry Limm 2:04.15 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Teddy Koerner 2:04.51 SO Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 
Men 100 Yard Backstroke          
Matthew Williams 48.69 SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Joe Widuch 50.03 SO University of Redlands 
Dave Makhervaks 50.44 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Men 200 Yard Backstroke          
Matthew Williams
1:48.06 SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Joe Widuch
1:50.40 SO University of Redlands 
Sam Willett 1:51.25 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Men 200 Yard Medley Relay           
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 1:31.31 Daniel To, Teddy Koerner, Daniel Villars, Adrian Hu  
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1:31.98 Dave Makhervaks, Aaron Lutzker, Jackson Crewe, Graham Spurzem
University of Redlands 1:33.19 Joe Widuch, Brian Wright, Eric Bugna, Aaron Bauer
Men 400 Yard Medley Relay           
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3:20.75 Matthew Williams, Dave Makhervaks, Tyler Welty, Graham Spurzem  
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3:20.89 Daniel To, Teddy Koerner, Ryan Drover, Mark Hallman  
California Institute of Technology 3:23.46 Dylan Lu, Tom Gallup, Henry Steiner, Jonathan Willett  
Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay           
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
1:22.13 Adrian Hui, Mark Hallman, Ryan Drover, Samuel To
California Lutheran University 1:22.64 Zach Zamecki, Jacob Frigard, George French Thelen Mckinna-Worrell  
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 1:24.21 Matthew Williams, Dave Makhervaks, Grant Murray, Graham Spurzem
Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay           
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
3:03.00 Adrian Hu, Daniel Villars, Samuel To, Mark Hallman  
California Lutheran University
3:03.50 Zach Zamecki, George French, Jacob Frigard, Liam McCallum  
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
3:04.22 Matthew Williams, Dave Makhervaks, Jackson Crewe, Graham Spurzem
Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay           
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6:43.23 Matthew Williams, Ben Culberson, Grant Murray, Jackson Crewe
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
6:44.02 Zach Senator, Samuel To, Will Abele, Mark Hallman
California Lutheran University 
6:51.38 Zach Zamecki, Benjamin Brewer, Ryan Emili, Jonah Hobbs
Men 1 Mtr Diving       
Kendall Hollimon
594.05 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Jacob Miner
480.45 FR University of Redlands
Andrew Tompkins
461.00 FR University of La Verne
Men 3 Mtr Diving       
Kendall Hollimon
611.20 FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Jacob Miner 477.90 FR University of Redlands
Andrew Tompkins 428.25 FR University of La Verne