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    SEC Swimming And Diving Awards

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference announced the 2013 Men’s and Women’s Swimming awards today, as voted on by the league head coaches, following the SEC Championships held Feb. 19-23 in College Station, Texas.   

    Auburn University’s Marcelo Chierighini was named Male Swimmer of the Year and Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson was named Female Swimmer of the Year.  Male and Female Diver of the Year honors went to David Bonuchi of Missouri and Tori Lamp of Tennessee. Georgia’s Chase Kalisz was named Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year while Natalie Hinds (Florida) received Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year honors. Missouri’s Clark Thomas was named Male Freshman Diver of the Year and Cassie Weil (LSU) earned Female Freshman Diver of the Year accolades.

    Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors went to Florida’s Elizabeth Beisel and Georgia’s Andrew Gemmell.       

    Gregg Troy (Florida) was voted Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year while Jack Bauerle (Georgia) was voted Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year. Missouri’s Jamie Sweeney was named Men’s Diving Coach of the Year while Tennessee’s Dave Parrington was named the Women’s Diving Coach of the Year.  

    This marks the fifth Men’s Coach of the Year honor for Troy as Florida won its 34th Men’s SEC Swimming and Diving Championship. The Gators broke Auburn’s streak of 16-straight SEC Championships, the third-longest streak for a single program in SEC sports history. Bauerle picked up his 14th Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year honor as Georgia won its 10th conference title and Sweeney earned Men’s Diving Coach of the Year honors during Missouri’s inaugural year in the league. Parrington has now been named SEC Diving Coach of the Year a total of 11 times, seven of which came on the men's side.

    Chierighini won two individual titles in the SEC Championships. He won the 50 free and successfully defended his 100 free title, taking the event in 41.60 to win by more than a full second. It was the fastest time in the country this year and fourth-best in Auburn history.  

    Larson had a record-setting finish in the 100 breaststroke during the SEC meet. She took the event in 57.43 to set a new SEC, NCAA, American and U.S. Open record. Larson also set a new SEC mark in the 200 breaststroke prelims with time of 2:06.99. She later bested her time in the finals with a mark of 2:05.71.

    Bonuchi, SEC Male Diver of the Year, is also the recipient of the Commissioner’s Trophy high-point award.  He swept the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards and tied for second in the men’s platform to earn 91.5 points over the five-day meet.

    Lamp earned Female Diver of the Year honors for the second consecutive year. She won the women’s platform with an SEC meet-record score of 341.90, besting her previous record of 335.50 set at the 2012 SEC Championships.

    Beisel, the Female Commissioner’s Trophy high-point recipient, also garnered Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. She is a two-time CSCAA Division I Scholar All-American and a two-time SEC Honor Roll recipient. Beisel was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large First-Team and is the 2012 NCAA Champion in the 200 backstroke. She earned 92 points during the five-day SEC meet to claim the Commissioner’s Trophy.

    Gemmell, the UGA Joel Eaves Award winner as the male senior (academically) with the highest grade point average, was named SEC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He is a CSCAA Scholar All-American and was named to the SEC and UGA academic honor rolls. Gemmell is a member of the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was inducted into the UGA Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program and was a Team USA member at the 2012 Olympics in London, placing ninth in the 1,500-meter freestyle.

    The All-SEC teams and All-Freshman teams were also announced. The All-SEC first team consists of the winner of each event while the second team is comprised of second place finishers of each event. The All-Freshman teams consist of any redshirt or true freshman who finishes either in the top eight or is the highest scoring freshman of each event, excluding relay events.

    Broadcasts of the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships will air on ESPNU. The women’s event is slated for Monday, March 4 at 4 p.m. ET while the men’s meet will air at 5:30 p.m. ET following the women’s championships.   

    2013 SEC Male Swimmer of the Year
    Marcelo Chierighini, Auburn

    2013 SEC Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year
    Chase Kalisz, Georgia

    2013 SEC Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year
    Gregg Troy, Florida

    2013 SEC Male Diver of the Year
    David Bonuchi, Missouri

    2013 SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year
    Clark Thomas, Missouri

    2013 SEC Men’s Diving Coach of the Year
    Jamie Sweeney, Missouri

    2013 SEC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    Andrew Gemmell, Georgia

    2013 Female Swimmer of the Year
    Breeja Larson, Texas A&M

    2013 Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year
    Natalie Hinds, Florida

    2013 SEC Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year
    Jack Bauerle, Georgia

    2013 SEC Female Diver of the Year
    Tori Lamp, Tennessee

    2013 SEC Female Freshman Diver of the Year
    Cassie Weil, LSU

    2013 SEC Women’s Diving Coach of the Year
    Dave Parrington, Tennessee

    2013 SEC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    Elizabeth Beisel, Florida

    Commissioner’s Trophy

    David Bonuchi, Missouri (91.5 pts)

    Elizabeth Beisel, Florida (92 pts)

    Women’s First Team All SEC
    Elizabeth Beisel, Florida
    Natalie Hinds, Florida
    Laura Ryan, Georgia
    Shannon Vreeland, Georgia
    Megan Romano, Georgia
    Jordan Mattern, Georgia
    Allison Schmitt, Georgia
    Melanie Margalis, Georgia
    Chantal Van Landeghem, Georgia
    Maddie Locus, Georgia
    Loren Figueroa, Missouri
    Lauren Solernou, Tennessee
    Molly Hannis, Tennessee
    Kelsey Floyd, Tennessee
    Faith Johnson, Tennessee
    Lindsay Gendron, Tennessee
    Tori Lamp, Tennessee
    Sarah Henry, Texas A&M
    Cammile Adams, Texas A&M
    Paige Miller, Texas A&M
    Breeja Larson, Texas A&M
    Caroline McElhany, Texas A&M
    Liliana Ibáñez, Texas A&M

    Men’s First Team All-SEC
    Kyle Owens, Auburn
    Stuart Ferguson, Auburn
    Marcelo Chierighini, Auburn
    James Disney-May, Auburn
    TJ Leon, Auburn
    Arthur Mendes, Auburn
    Zane Grothe, Auburn
    John Santeiu, Auburn
    Pawel Werner, Florida
    Sebastien Rousseau, Florida
    Eduardo Solaeche Gomez, Florida
    Marcin Cieslak, Florida
    Matthew Elliott, Florida
    Chase Kalisz, Georgia
    Matias Koski, Georgia
    Nic Fink, Georgia
    David Bonuchi, Missouri

    Women’s Second Team All-SEC
    Olivia Scott, Auburn
    Amber McDermott, Georgia
    Annie Zhu, Georgia
    Sinead Russell, Florida
    Hilda Luthersdottir, Florida
    Ellese Zalewski, Florida
    Jamie Bohunicky, Florida
    Jessica Thielmann, Florida
    Lauren Harrington, Georgia
    Jodie McGroarty, Tennessee
    Caroline Simmons, Tennessee
    Tess Simpson, Texas A&M
    Erica Dittmer, Texas A&M
    Rebecca St. Germain, Texas A&M
    Jesse Macaulay, Texas A&M

    Men’s Second Team All-SEC
    Brad deBorde, Florida
    Corey Main, Florida
    Matthew Curby, Florida
    Dan Wallace, Florida
    Will Freeman, Georgia
    Greg Ferrucci, Kentucky
    Igor Kozlovskij, Missouri
    Michael Flach, South Carolina
    Sam Rairden, Tennessee
    Renato Prono, Tennessee
    Oystein Hetland, Tennessee
    Ed Walsh, Tennessee
    Gustav Aberg Lejdstrom, Tennessee
    Tristan Slater, Tennessee
    Sean Lehane, Tennessee
    John Dalton, Texas A&M
    Ford McLiney, Texas A&M

    All-Freshman Team


    Jillian Vitarius, Auburn
    Cassie Weil, LSU
    Jessica Thielmann, Florida
    Kahlia Warner, Florida
    Natalie Hinds, Florida
    Sinead Russell, Florida
    Ashlee Linn, Florida
    Lindsey McKnight, Florida
    Annie Zhu, Georgia
    Chantal Van Landeghem, Georgia
    Brittany MacLean, Georgia
    Hali Flickinger, Georgia
    Rebecca Hamperian, Kentucky
    Lauren Reedy, Missouri
    Faith Johnson, Tennessee
    Sam Lera, Tennessee
    Ashley McGregor, Texas A&M


    Brian Westlake, Alabama
    Arthur Mendes, Auburn
    Andrew Laing, Auburn
    Jordan Jones, Auburn
    Corey Main, Florida
    Arthur Frayler, Florida
    Matias Koski, Georgia
    Chase Kalisz, Georgia
    Matt Ellis, Georgia
    Ty Stewart, Georgia
    Anival Rodriguez, Georgia
    Pawel Werner, Florida
    Gabriel Rooker, LSU
    Clark Thomas, Missouri
    Sean Lehane, Tennessee