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Swimming & Diving Postseason Accolades Announced
April 07, 2011

The Big 12 Conference has announced the 2010-11 Big 12 Swimming & Diving postseason awards. Texas leads the way with five selections while Texas A&M claimed four and Missouri took home two. Honorees were selected by a vote of the league's coaches.

For the third consecutive year, Texas' Jimmy Feigen was tabbed Swimmer of the Year on the men's side. The honor is Feigen's first solo accomplishment as the junior shared the accolade in 2009 and 2010. Freshman Michael McBroom was named Newcomer of the Year after winning his first NCAA title with a time of 14:32.86 in the 1650 freestyle. Texas A&M's Grant Nel recorded three top-3 finishes at the NCAA championship and earned his first Diver of the Year honor.

UT men's head coach Eddie Reese garnered his ninth overall and sixth consecutive Coach of the Year accolade. The eight-time NCAA Coach of the Year guided his squad to its 15th Big 12 title and 26th NCAA top-3 finish. The Aggies' diving coach Jay Lerew received his first career men's Diving Coach of the Year recognition after TAMU recorded four top-5 finishes at NCAAs.

Texas A&M freshman Breeja Larson was selected as the Newcomer of the Year on the women's side after earning two second-place finishes at this year's NCAA Championship in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Texas' Karlee Bispo ended her junior campaign by taking Swimmer of the Year honors after compiling four top-finishes at the NCAA Championship and garnering Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet at this year's Big 12 Championships. Freshman Tiger diver Loren Figueroa took Diver of the Year honors following her second-place finish in the 1-meter diving event at the NCAAs.

Texas head coach Kim Brackin earned her second Coach of the Year accolade after leading her squad to its 10th Big 12 title and a sixth-place team finish at the NCAA Championship. Brackin coached nine All-Americans. Missouri diving coach James Sweeney collected his first diving Coach of the Year award on the women's side.

Swimmer of the Year Jimmy Feigen, Texas
Diver of the Year Grant Nel, Texas A&M
Newcomer of the Year Michael McBroom, Texas
Swimming Coach of the Year   Eddie Reese, Texas
Diving Coach of the Year Jay Lerew, Texas A&M

Swimmer of the Year Karlee Bispo, Texas
Diver of the Year Loren Figueroa, Missouri
Newcomer of the Year Breeja Larson, Texas A&M
Swimming Coach of the Year   Kim Brackin, Texas
Divinig Coach of the Year James Sweeney, Missouri

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