Ari Davis | Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Twenty-six Cougars earn All-MPSF honors

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PROVO, Utah – Twenty-six swimmers and divers from BYU earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors for their performances at the MPSF Swimming and Diving Championship last week in Monterey Park and Pasadena, California.

Senior captain Jake Taylor led BYU, earning first team in seven events. Preston Jenkins was named to the first team in six events and Payton Sorenson earned five nominations. For the divers, Kevin Dreesen completed a clean sweep, earning first team nods in each diving event.

On the women's side, Anna Dahl, Ellie Thornbrue and Alli Tippetts-Kottcamp each earned first team in two events, with Lillian Moore also earning a first team nomination.

The top three finishers in each individual event, and the top finisher in each relay were named to the first team. Second team honors went to those who finished fourth-eighth place in individual events and second and third place in relays.

A complete list of BYU athletes that earned first and second team honors are listed below.


Men Events
Jake Taylor 200 medley relay, 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 IM, 100 back, 200 back
Preston Jenkins 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 IM, 100 back, 200 back
Payton Sorenson 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 50 free, 100 free
Connor Stirling 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
Stephen Richards 200 medley relay,400 IM, 200 breast
Kevin Dreesen 1-meter dive, 3-meter dive, platform dive
Luis Ventura 800 free relay, 200 fly
Matt Denkers 1-meter dive
Dallin Johnson 1650 free
Ryan Sorensen 100 breast
Rainer Ng 200 medley relay
Women Events
Ellie Thornbrue 500 free, 100 fly
Anna Dahl 100 breast, 200 breast
Ali Tippetts-Kottcamp 3-meter dive, platform dive
Lillian Moore 200 fly


Men Events
Jordan Tuckfield 1-meter dive, 3-meter dive, platform dive
Trayton Speth 1-meter dive, 3-meter dive, platform dive
Nathan Henderson 100 breast, 200 breast
Rainer Ng 100 fly, 100 back
Dallin Johnson 500 free, 400 IM
Matt Denkers platform dive
Luis Ventura 500 free
Stephen Richards 200 IM
Payton Sorenson 100 back
Shawn Western 1650 free
Ryan Sorensen 200 breast
Connor Stirling 100 free
Women Events
Vanessa Moffatt 1650 free, 500 free, 200 fly
Kaela Call 3-meter dive, platform dive
Ashlee Spindler 100 back, 200 back
Kelly Hatanaka 400 IM, 200 back
Alexandria Sorensen 50 free
Ali Tippetts-Kottcamp 1-meter dive
Emma Richards 200 back
Riley Merrill 400 IM

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