USD has two champions at NCAA swimming, diving meet For the first time in school history, South Dakota crowned a national champion at the NCAA Division II swimming and diving championships last Saturday in Buffalo, NY.
In fact, the Coyotes had two national title-holders with senior Justin Devlin winning the 200 breaststroke with a clocking of 2:02.35, and senior Shad Durham claiming the three-meter diving board with 510.85 points. USD diving coach Jessica Riccobono was named the NCAA Division II Diving Coach of the Year for the men.
South Dakota finished 11th in the team standings with 125 points.
Durham was also third on the one-meter board with 458.95 points, and Devlin finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke in 57.23.
In other results for the Coyotes, Matt Fox placed fifth in one-meter diving (426.80) and he was third in three-meter (488.10). Evan Plumley was eighth in one-meter diving (388.05) and 10th in three-meter (410.65). David Nelson took 10th in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.65) and he was 15th in the 100 breaststroke (59.09).