Nine Men's Swimmers and Divers Earn All-Ivy Accolades

Michael Stanton received All-Ivy League first-team accolades for his victory in the one-meter event (Gil Talbot).

Video: Stanton Wins the One-Meter Competition at the 2011 Ivy Championships

Following a second-place finish at the 2011 Ivy League Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team had nine student-athletes receive All-Ivy League honors for their efforts at the meet. The Crimson had four swimmers earn All-Ivy accolades last season.

Sophomore Michael Stanton defended his one-meter diving title at his home pool, earning Harvard’s sole first-team bid of the Championships. Senior Zac Ranta earned an All-Ivy second-team nod with a runner-up finish in the three-meter event and also received the Ron Keenhold Award as the career high-point diver at the meet.

Freshman Oliver Lee earned a pair of second-team nods in his first Ivy Championship meet, taking second in the 50-yard freestyle and helping the 400 freestyle relay team to a second-place finish. Classmate Wes Stearns also earned two second-team accolades, placing second in the 500 and 1,650 free events.

Rookie Chris Satterthwaite picked up a pair of second-team nods, swimming the first leg of the 400 free relay and the anchor leg of the 800 free relay, and classmate Danny Crigler also earned two second-team accolades as part of the 400 and 800 free relay squads. Senior Will Heyburn earned league accolades as part of the runner-up 400 free team, while freshman Spenser Goodman and sophomore Gregory Roop each received second-team honors as part of the 800 free relay squad.

Harvard now turns its attention to national competition with the NCAA Zone Diving Championships being held March 11-13 in Annapolis, Md., and the NCAA National Championships taking place March 24-27 in Minneapolis, Minn.