Women swimmers and divers capture title


The UGA women’s swimming and diving team won the NCAA championship in March. The title is the fifth in the program’s history. Georgia won in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005, giving Jack Bauerle-led teams titles in three different decades.

Bauerle was chosen as the National Coach of the Year for the sixth time. He earned previous honors in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005 and 2006. Earlier this year, Bauerle was selected as the SEC Coach of the Year for the 14th time after leading the Lady Bulldogs to the conference title.

Swimmer Allison Schmitt, who won three gold medals, one silver and one bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, was named the Honda Sports Award winner for swimming and is a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year Award and the 2013 Honda Cup, to be presented June 24.