Hardware Haul: Tigers Sweep Top Honors

Minneapolis, Minn.--To the victors go the spoils and in Auburn's case that means a plane load of trophies will be accompanying the team on its trip home after winning a fifth straight NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championship.

David Marsh, in his final meet at his alma mater, was named NCAA Men's Swimming Coach of the Year, the sixth time he has won that honor. Overall, he has coached Auburn teams to seven men's national titles and five women's NCAA Championships titles. Marsh has won four national coach of the year honors for his women's teams.

Sophomore Cesar Cielo, who set NCAA records in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle and was a key factor in Auburn's relay team successes, was named NCAA Swimmer of the Year.

Cesar Cielo put together a terrific three-day performancee for the Tigers.

With the divers helping the Tigers easily outscore runnerup Stanford 566-397, Auburn's Jeff Shaffer was named NCAA Men's Diving Coach of the Year.

Steve Segerlin, who defended his men's 10-meter platform national title on Saturday night, was named NCAA Men's Diver of the Year following his final collegiate meet.

Marsh's 12 NCAA titles as a coach ties the record set by Richard Quick, the former Auburn coach who will return to AU to take over the Auburn men's and women's teams next season while Marsh takes a post coaching elite competitors for USA Swimming to prepare them for international competition.

Arizona, last year's runnerup, was third with 371 points followed by Florida with 321 and Texas finished fifth with 296.

The NCAA champion men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be honored with a celebration at Toomer's Corner at 6 p.m. AU officials announced that fans are encouraged to join the teams as they celebrates their titles with the traditional rolling of Toomer's Corner. The men's and women's swimming and diving teams and coaching staff will be on hand, as will the Auburn pep band, cheerleaders, Tiger Paws and Aubie.

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