USC Sweeps Pac-12 Men's Diving Awards|
April 3, 2017
Junior All-American and conference champion Dashiell Enos has been named Pac-12 Diver of the Year, NCAA point-scoring freshman Henry Fusaro is the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year while 18th-year Trojan Head Diving Coach Hongping Li was named the Pac-12 Men's Diving Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, the conference announced Monday (April 3).
It is Li's third Pac-12 Men's Diving Coach of the Year honor (2009, 2016-17) to go with 11 Pac-12 Women's Coach of the Year nods. He has now directed a combined nine men's and women's divers to a combined 41 All-American honors, eight NCAA titles and 35 conference titles.
Enos was a two-time NCAA scorer this year and with his sixth on platform (428.30), he became the first Trojan to earn All-American honors on the board since 2009. He was also a consolation finalist on 3-meter, finishing 11th (425.85). Enos was a three-time finalist at the 2017 NCAA Zone E meet to earn his NCAA bid, finishing second on 3-meter (732.50), third on 1-meter (694.50) and fourth on platform (706.55). At the Pac-12s, he defended his 3-meter title with a career-best 428.35 while also finishing fourth on platform (335.95) and fifth on 1-meter (324.95). He won seven events during the regular season
Fusaro was a two-time NCAA consolation finalist on 1-meter and 3-meter, finishing ninth (334.2) and 14th (374.90), respectively. He earned his debut NCAA Championships spot thanks to winning the 1-meter at the NCAA Zone E meet with 719.05 points. He was also seventh on 3-meter (688.65). At the 2017 Pac-12 Championships, he was second on 3-meter (408.15) and was ninth on both 1-meter (284.20) and platform (269.85). He won six events during the regular season.
Fusaro teamed with Enos to win a 2016 USA Winter National title on synchronized 3-meter with 740.67 points in December.