🥽 Two Jayhawks Named CSCAA All-Americans
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its 2019-20 All-Americans with two Jayhawks making the list. Sophomore Dewi Blose and freshman Jiayu Chen were both named All-Americans for their accomplishments during the season.
This is the first All-American selection for both Blose and Chen in their collegiate careers.
Blose qualified for the NCAA Championship in both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events after her strong performance at the Big 12 Championship. She claimed the fastest team times in the 100-yard backstroke (52.44) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.61).
Chen also qualified to compete at the NCAA Championship in both the one and three-meter dive events after her performance at the NCAA Zone D Championship. In her first season with the Kansas swimming and diving team, she was named the Big 12 Champion in the three-meter dive after setting a championship meet record with 384.60 total points on 11 dives.
"As a team, we're so happy for Dewi and Jiayu. Both had stellar seasons and were ready to represent us at the NCAA Championships. Being an All-American is something they will cherish for the rest of their lives."Head Coach Clark Campbell
"I'm thrilled for Chen to receive the All-American status that she truly deserves. The only minor disappointment is that I'm confident she would have been able to compete for a National Championship alongside All-American honors. But fortunately, as a freshman, I'm confident she'll have that opportunity again going forward. Ultimately, this honor is a credit to her and a credit to all of the people within Kansas athletics that work tirelessly to give her and all of our student-athletes these opportunities."Diving Coach Gabe Downey