SEC: Marsh, Troy are Coaches of the Year; Bowen, Sioui Are Swimmers of the Year -- April 26, 2002
By Mendy Nestor
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 26. THE honors continue to pile up for the Auburn women's swimming and diving team as head coach David Marsh, junior Maggie Bowen
and freshman Margaret Hoelzer earned Southeastern Conference awards as announced by the SEC office.
Marsh, the 2002 NCAA Women's Coach of the Year, has been named the SEC Women's Coach of the Year as well, which is voted on by the league coaches. Bowen, who earned two SEC titles, two NCAA titles and an American Record in the 200-yard individual medley in 2002 wasnamed the SEC Female Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Hoelzer, of Huntsville, Ala., was named the SEC's Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year. The freshman claimed the SEC title in the 200 backstroke and finished third in the 100 back. At the NCAA
Championships, Hoelzer finished in the top eight in all three of her events including fourth in the 200 back, fourth in the 100 fly and fifth in the 200 fly.
Marsh, Bowen and Hoelzer were all instrumental in leading the Tigers to Auburn's first-ever women's NCAA title earlier this year when the team took the championship in Austin, Texas in March.
On the men's side, Florida coach Greg Troy was named SEC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year, as he guided the Gators to an SEC title and a fourth-place finish at NCAAs.
Florida freshman Adam Sioui was named SEC Male Swimmer of the Year. A Canadian, Sioui swam to victory in the 200 yard freestyle at both the SEC and NCAA Championships.
SEC Male Swimmer of the Year
Adam Sioui, Florida
SEC Male Diver of the Year
Clayton Moss, Kentucky
SEC Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year
Adam Sioui, Florida
SEC Male Freshman Divers of the Year
Stewart Smith, Alabama and Phillip Jones, Tennessee
SEC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year
Greg Troy, Florida
SEC Men's Diving Coach of the Year
Mike Lyden, Kentucky
SEC Female Swimmer of the Year
Maggie Bowen, Auburn
SEC Female Diver of the Year
Barb Gorst, LSU
SEC Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year
Margaret Hoelzer, Auburn
SEC Female Freshman Diver of the Year
Lauren McCalley, Tennessee
SEC Women's Swimming Coach of the Year
David Marsh, Auburn
SEC Women's Diving Coach of the Year
Scott Reich, LSU