Annapolis, Md. – The 2011-12 College Swimming & Diving Honors have been announced by a panel of college coaches, athletes and sports administrators. In all, fifteen athletes, teams and coaches were recognized for their outstanding performances during the 2011-12 collegiate swimming & diving season. After qualifying for the NCAA Championship and earning All-American distincition, Brown sophomore swimmer Tommy Glenn (Haddonfield, N.J.) was named the male Breakout Swimmer of the Year.
Glenn became the first Bear swimmer to score at an NCAA Championships since 1958, competing in both the 100 and 200 butterfly. Glenn advanced to the B Finals in the 200 fly and finished 13th overall with a time of 144.60 to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors.
The open nomination process for the 2011-12 season concluded on April 30th, 2011. Coaches, athletes and sport administrators submitted their nominees for a sample of categories including Career Improvement, Break-Out Athlete, Break-Out Team and Most Exciting Dual Meet. In all, over 200 athletes and/or teams from nearly 100 institutions were nominated for their achievements.
Breakout Swimmer, Female - Stephanie Peacock, University of North Carolina
Breakout Swimmer, Male - Tommy Glenn, Brown University
Career Improvement Honor, Female - Jennifer Connolly, University of Tennessee
Career Improvement Honor, Male - Drew Modrov, Auburn University
Breakout Team, Female - University of Tennessee, Coach Matt Kredich
Breakout Team, Male - University of Louisville, Coach Arthur Albiero
Most Exciting Dual Meet, Female, Florida at Tennessee, January 28, 2012
Most Exciting Dual Meet, Male - Indiana & Texas at Michigan, November 11, 2011
Exciting Dual Meet Upset, Female- #1 California at #8 Stanford, February 11, 2012
Exciting Dual Meet Upset, Male- #7 Auburn at #13 Florida, January 21, 2012
Championship Performance, Female - California at 2012 NCAA
Championship Performance, Male - California at 2012 NCAA
Assistant Coach of the Year, Women's Team- Kristen Cunnane, California
Assistant Coach of the Year, Men's Team-Greg Meehan, California
Impact Honor - Coach Nick Folker, California Strength & Conditioning