Stanford's Ipsen leads Cardinal sweep of diving honors


Stanford senior Kristian Ipsen was voted Pac-12 Conference Men's Diver of the Year, as announced Wednesday by commissioner Larry Scott. In addition, Stanford's Patrick Jeffrey was selected by the league as its Men's Diving Coach of the Year.

Ipsen picked up his third straight honor after sweeping the diving competition at the Pac-12 Championships, the second Stanford performer ever to do so. His conference titles in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform competitions brought his all-time Pac-12 title count to six.

The senior also picked up two top-three finishes at the NCAA Championships, placing third in the 1- and 3-meter events.

A 12-time All-American in diving, Ipsen finished his career at Stanford with three NCAA titles and three runner-up finishes at the national meet.

Jeffrey, Stanford's first-year head diving coach, oversaw a Cardinal squad that achieved a second-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and sixth-place showing at the NCAA Championships.

Along with Ipsen's three titles at Pac-12 Championships, the Cardinal also took second in the 3-meter behind Bradley Christiansen and ninth by Tarek Abdelghany. Christiansen also recorded a fifth-place finish in the 1-meter and an eighth-place finish in the platform, while Abdelghany finished 10th in the 1-meter and 13th in the platform.

— Stanford Athletics

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