UK men’s swimming and diving places 25th in NCAA Championships


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Kentucky’s men’s swimming and diving team earned the most points and the best team finish at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships under sixth-season head coach Lars Jorgensen, which was good for top-25 finish, the best finish for the team in six years. 

The showing was led largely by senior Seb Masterton, who ended his season with  with his all-time best showing in the NCAA Championships. Masterson was the only UK male diver to reach the NCAA Championships on all three disciplines – 1-meter springboard, 3-meter springboard and platform. Head coach Ted Hautau couldn’t say enough positive things about the England native.

“It’s been a pleasure coaching him for four years. He has a tremendous heart, fantastic attitude, he’s a hard worker and a pleasure to be around on a daily basis,” Hautau said in a UK press release. “He’s been hurt almost every NCAAs, fought every year and scored no matter the situation, so I can’t say enough about his heart, family and upbringing.”

Three of the four UK divers who qualified for the 2019 NCAA Championships notched top-16 finishes.