The event brought together athletes and coaches from every USD team.
Among the Toreros honored were four seniors, four juniors, and three sophomores.
Freshman Keenan Lineback and Sarah Geerdes earned all-conference honors in multiple events.
The Toreros swept all five relays and won 16 out of 20 events overall.
USD collected wins in four of the day's six events and tallied 107 total points.
Sophomore (2009-2010): Named to the WAC All-Academic team... Took sixth in the 3m and ninth in the 1m at the WAC Champioonships.
Freshman (2008-2009): Named to the WAC All-Academic team.
High School: Diver for Middle Tennessee Diving club ... Started diving her junior year and her senior year earned second place in the Middle-Tennessee High School Regional Championships and fifth place in the state championships.
Personal: Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 13, 1990 to Dave and Carol Hippensteel ... Was also recruited by Pepperdine, Florida Gulf Coast University and University of New Mexico ... Chose USD because of the location, scholarship, and team spirit ... Is a Presidential Scholar and was named to the Dean's List... Her father competed in track and field at CSU Fresno and her mother played volleyball at Messiah College... Notes that she loves being active and just completed her first triathlon this summer... Also enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, running, doing crossfit, and anything else that is physically challenging... She loves to travel and had the best experience of her life sailing around the world on Semester at Sea in the Fall of 2010... Notes that her family means the world to her and she wouldn't be where she is today without their support.
What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why?
Finaling at conference on 3 meter my junior year after only 2 months of training coming back from a semester abroad.
Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student.
I am hardworking, disciplined, and strive for excellence both in and out of the pool. School and diving are both a priority. I live life to the fullest, and find my strength in Jesus Christ each and every day.
What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?
"You can cry, but no crying mid-meet; wait 'til after." Thank you Monica for that piece of advice freshman year after I screwed up a dive at conference and started crying. I pulled myself together after that and nailed my next dive. Since then, I haven't cried during a meet; I always try to stay positive and focused on what's next.
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite movie: Troy
Favorite food: Muscle Milk
Favorite place to spend time: Beach or mountains
Most listened to song on your iPod: I listen to country....a lot
Major: Business Administration and Marketing.
Celebration of Excellence 2017
Check out the end of the year COE boat cruise with student-athletes, coaches and staff
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics
President for a Day
USD President Harris switched places with Track & Cross Country Senior Olivia Gonzalez
Torero Timeout with Olivia Sandusky
Walk down the beach with softball senior Olivia Sandusky on a Torero Timeout
Jamal Agnew Drafted to the Detroit Lions
Jamal Agnew was drafted in the fifth round as the #165 pick to the Lions