Big Ten Announces Men's Swimming and Diving All-Big Ten Teams
March 1, 2009
The Big Ten Conference announced the 2009 Men’s Swimming and Diving All-Big Ten teams and individual honors at the conclusion of the championships meet on Saturday. Purdue brought home five awards with David Boudia collecting Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Diver of the Year and of the Championships. Boilermaker general Dan Ross captured Coach of the Year honors while colleague Adam Soldati garnered Diving Coach of the Year. Michigan’s Tyler Clary earned Big Ten Swimmer of the Year and of the Championships while leading his squad to a conference title.
Below is a listing of the All-Big Ten teams and the individual honorees.
Swimmer of the Year – Tyler Clary, Michigan
Prior to Friday's finals honorees for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award from each team were recognized. The student-athletes chosen were individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Honorees for men’s swimming and diving are Indiana's Justin Peterfish, Iowa’s Ryan Evans, Michigan's Jamie Martone, Michigan State's Michael VanBeek, Minnesota’s Adam Weis, Northwestern's Adam Bedeman, Ohio State's Jake Busch, Penn State's Vince Reydams, Purdue's Andre Koop and Wisconsin's Luke Lengfeld. These eleven student-athletes are now candidates for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.