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57th Annual NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
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National Collegiate Athletic Association. 57th Annual NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships - Page 9. March 27 - 29, 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 30, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/428/show/353.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association. (March 27 - 29, 1980). 57th Annual NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships - Page 9. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/428/show/353

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Title 57th Annual NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
Publisher National Collegiate Athletic Association
Date March 27 - 29, 1980
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  • Diving
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  • Harvard University
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Transcript (Continued from Page 6) But Florida is almost a sure bet to become only the second school south of the Mason-Dixon Line to chant "We're No. 1" when all the splashin' has been concluded. Picked as the pre-season favorite by Swimming World magazine, the Gators have done nothing to dispell the air of optimism pervading Gainesville in succeeding months. In a word, Florida is loaded. After sweeping to a surprisingly easy Southeastern Conference Championship over arch-rival Tennessee and contender Auburn last year, the Gators had high hopes of dethroning the defending NCAA champ Vols at Cleveland State, but it was not to be. "We didn't swim as well as I would have liked at Cleveland (site of the 1979 title meet). However, I attribute that largely to our inexperience and perhaps a bit of over- confidence," the young (33) and hard-driving coach, Randy Reese, states. "Now that we know what the NCAAs are really all about I think we'll be in a much better position to handle the pressure at Harvard." Reese's Gators are strong in virtually every area save breaststroke, which could be an impediment to finaling their medley relay team. However, their depth in the freestyles, butterfly, individual medley and backstroke events should more than compensate for their dearth of breaststroke talent. Leading the way for Florida is Pan-Am Games 200 fly gold medalist Craig Beardsley, who can also score in the distance freestyles. Then there's David Larson, PAG silver medalist in the 200 free; Glynn Perry, fourth at Puerto Rico in the 400 IM and Bill Sawchuk, a Canadian Olympian who silver medaled in the longer IM race at Puerto Rico and was SEC Swimmer of the Year as a freshman. Additionally, Reese has gifted swimmers in backstroke- flyer-medleyist Kyle Miller (world ranked in the Top 10 in four disparate events last summer); Grant Ostlund, AAU outdoor 100 fly champ who led the world in 1979; flyer- freestyler-IMer David Zubero, who medaled for his native Spain at the Latin Cup, Europa Cup, FINA Cup and Mediterranean Games during the previous long course season; freestyler-flyer John Hillencamp, who's a threat in several events; sprinter Rob Ramirez and diver Chris Snode, who placed third on both boards last year and won the three meter title in 1978. A thousand miles west of Gainesville lies Austin, Texas, home of Coach Eddie Reese's powerful Texas Longhorns. The older brother of Randy, Eddie Reese's 'Horns — while perhaps not strong enough to threaten Florida's expected march to the title — nevertheless could have a significant impact on the meet's outcome. When E. Reese was at Auburn, he helped guide the War Eagles to a rather surprising second-place NCAA finish two years ago. He then took off for 10-gallon country and brought with him two leading collegians in backstroker Phil Nenon and breaststroker-IMer Scott Spann. Reese also recruited sprinter Kris Kirchner for the Mid- West and this year brought in a fine group of freshmen, led by backstroker Clay Britt, flyer William Paulus, sprinter Eric Finical and breaststroker Nick Nevid. As a freshman at Auburn in 1977, Spann won the NCAA 200 IM, and his 1:48.26 clocking still stands as the American record. As a sophomore, Spann repeated his 200 IM NCAA victory and added the 100 breast title, but was obliged to sit out the past season (along with Nenon and Kirchner) because of the transfer rule. Nenon is among the nation's fastest dorsal specialists (ranking third in the 200 back as of mid-February), while Kirchner ranked first in the 200 free, fourth in the 100 and 12th in the 50 as of the same time frame. He was also an AAU 100 meter finalist last summer. The 'Horns have a fine IMer to complement Spann in soph Kelly Rives (a triple-event winner at the Southwest Conference Championships as a freshman). Diver Tony Scott plus distance freestyler Joe Lajoie give the Reesemen added depth. Reese's successor at Auburn, Richard Quick, will rely on the talents of his "Big Three" of sprinters David McCagg and Rowdy Gaines plus flyer-middle distance freestyler Billy Forrester to try and topple SEC foe Florida. McCagg was World Champion in the 100 free at Berlin a couple of years ago and his time of 50.24 for 100 meters is history's third-fastest. He also won the Pan-Am Games 100 free last year. Gaines, undoubtedly America's most improved male swimmer the past two years, is defending NCAA 50 free champ and won the Pan-Am 200 free. His 50.41 for the 100 led the world in 1979 and his 1:50.57 for the 200 ranked his second globally and first domestically. Forrester, a senior, has had a brilliant international career the past five years but, similar to McCagg, has yet to win a national collegiate championship. At the II World Championships he won the 200 fly, bronze medaled in the same event at the Olympics a year later, and won the 200 free at the III World Championships in 1978. Add to this trio breaststroker David Messer (an All- America last year), backstroker Steve Wood (AAU finalist); and distance freestyler Rick Morley (500, 1650 frees) and Auburn's chances at Harvard look quite bright. The Berserkeley Bears lost a minimum 71 points off that championship team from 1979, including triple gold medalist Smith and 200 back champ Peter Rocca. The former is training for the "Big O's" with his club coach, Don Talbot, at Nashville (although he has a year's eligibility left) while Rocca graduated following last season. Still, the boys from Bagdhad by the Bay are hardly cryin' the blues. Double fly gold medalist Arvidsson returns, as does Swedish compatriot Pelle Holmertz, a talented sprinter who's capable of giving Gaines, McCagg, Kirchner and Tennessee's Andy Coan (defending NCAA 100 and 200 free champ) all they can handle in the way of competition. And to make it a cozy threesome, Coach Nort Thornton recruited Sweden's second-fastest sprinter in Per Magnusson. Berkeley's "mini-UN" also includes freestyler Peter Szmidt of Canada (world-ranked in the 200 and 400 frees in 1979): distance specialist Diego Quiroga of Ecuador; and Italy's Paolo Revelli, a multi-talented competitor who's capable fo finaling in the IMs and the 200 fly. Returning veterans include soph Jimmy Johnson, second in the 400 IM and fourth in the 200 breast; breaststroker Jeff Freeman, second in the 100 and 200 breast; freestyler Kirk Anderson, fourth in the 500 free; IMer-flyer David Santos, eighth in both IMs; Rich Thornton, a world-class flyer; and sprinter Mike Elleman. Top freshmen include Dave Wilson, national prep record holder in the 100 back plus; distance free specialist Todd Trowbridge. UCLA, which scored the most points ever (197) in its history at the 1979 NCAAs, will be led by its famed "swim- min' machine," junior Brian Goodell, the mainstay of second-year head coach Ron Ballatore's squad. (Continued on Page 35)