Men's Swimming & Diving

Glenn Honored As College Swimming’s Breakout Performer

Glenn Honored As College Swimming’s Breakout Performer

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. 

More information about the results of the vote, profiles for each honoree and more can be found at:  

Full Awards

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