Tigers Celebrate Marsh to Victory

Auburn, Ala.--The Auburn men's and women's swimming teams celebrated their 2007 NCAA swimming and diving national championships at Toomer's Corner on Tuesday evening.

The men won their fifth straight national title and seventh overall under the direction of Coach David Marsh. The women's team won the national title for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

David Marsh had plenty to smile about on Tuesday evening, three days after being named national coach of the year in his final meet as head coach of the Tigers.

Athletic Director Jay Jacobs applauds the performances of the men's and women's swimming teams with the national championship trophies on display.

Auburn University president Dr. Ed Richardson said the swimming teams are model programs for their successes athletically and academically. Richardson called the swimming teams a "benchmark" for Auburn University excellence.

Dorsey Tierney-Walker, co-head coach of the women's team, said she was thrilled with the extremely high level performance of the Tigers as they captured their NCAA title in Minneapolis a week ago last Saturday. She also thanked Auburn fans for their high level of support for the Auburn swimming program.

Women's team captain and NCAA individual champion Adrienne Binder thanked Auburn fans for strong support over her four years of swimming for the Tigers.

Men's team captain, senior Steve Segerlin, won the three-meter springboard championship and defended his national title in the 10-meter platform diving competition.

Senior John Scott from Montgomery talks about his lifelong love for the Tigers and being a part of four national championship teams. Marsh said Scott's terrific performance at the NCAA meet in Minneapolis was inspiring to the coaching staff and his teammates.

The men's and women's teams, who train together and share coaching staffs, pose with their championship trophies at Toomer's Corner. Marsh said he is leaving behind a "phenomenal" group of assistant coaches and support staff as new head coach Richard Quick takes over the program.

Toomer's Corner got a major rolling on Tuesday evening as David Marsh closed his Auburn career. The former Auburn All-American swimmer will be moving to Charlotte, N.C., will he will train Olympic hopefuls for USA Swimming and be director of the nation's largest swimming club.

Richard Quick is coming out of retirement to take charge of the Auburn program again. Quick shares the NCAA record for coaching 12 championships, a mark that his pupil Marsh tied this year.

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