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Spartans Win WAC Swimming & Diving Championship

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Spartans also scored Coach of the Year and Swimmer of the Year awards (SJSU Athletics image).

By SJSU Athletics

SJSU won its first Western Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship on Feb. 25 at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center. The Spartans finished the four-day championship with a 728 team score. Northern Arizona was second at 622 and Hawai’i was third with a 524 in the eight-team championship. San Jose State had first-place finishes in eight of the 21 events (four individual, four relay) during the four-day meet, including three winners on the final day. Following the conclusion of the championship, San Jose State’s Sage Hopkins was voted WAC Coach of Year. Marisa DeWames was named Swimmer of the Year, the first such award for a Spartan, in a vote by the conference’s eight coaches. Read more.