June 25, 2013
Through today, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 24 student-athletes nominated for the conference's Athlete of the Year awards. Award winners are voted on by a pre-selected media panel and will be announced on Wednesday.
Lindsay Vrooman - Indiana - Women's Swimming & Diving
The Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, Vrooman earned All-America recognition for her performances at the NCAA Championships after placing in the top-five in two events. At the national meet, the Hoosier finished third in the 1,650 freestyle in a school-record time of 15:50.83 and fifth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:36.41, the second-fastest time in school history. The junior was also named Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships after winning the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle events, being a part of the winning 800 freestyle relay team and setting three conference records. Her 500 freestyle time (4:35.41) set a Big Ten record, while her second consecutive 1,650 freestyle title (15:51.20) was a Big Ten Championships meet record. Click HERE for more information on Lindsay.
Previously Highlighted Nominees:
Connor Jaeger, Michigan men's swimming & diving