DALLAS, Texas. February, 8. FRESHMAN Michael Klueh has been named the Big 12 Conference Swimmer of the Month for January and for the second time this season. Student-athletes are chosen by a vote of the league's head swimming and
Michael Klueh earned the Men's Swimmer of the Month award, while Evan
Watters (Missouri) was named Men's Diver of the Month. This marks Klueh's
second regular season honor and Watters' fourth. For the women, first-time
honorees Julia Wilkinson (Texas A&M) and Haley Haynes (Iowa State) received accolades.
Klueh placed first in six events and qualified twice under the NCAA Standard in January. The freshman qualified in both the 500-yard freestyle (4:27.66)and 200-yard butterfly (1:37.24).
In their last two outings, Texas defeated Texas A&M in the Lone Star
Showdown, 165-129, in College Station and then went to Dallas and defeated
Southern Methodist 153.5-123.5.
Klueh and the Longhorns will return to action next when they head to
Columbia, Missouri and the Big 12 Championships hosted by Missouri on Feb
2005-06 Swimmers & Divers of the Month:
October Michael Klueh, Texas, Fr.
November Matthew McGinnis, Texas, So.
January Michael Klueh, Texas, Fr.
October Evan Watters, Missouri, Sr.
November Bailey Gao, Texas, Jr.
January Evan Watters, Missouri, Sr.
October Trin Aljand, Texas A&M, Fr.
November Ashley Leidigh, Kansas, Fr.
January Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M, Fr.
October Kathryn Kelly, Texas, Fr.
November Kara Jayne-Salamone, Texas, Jr.
January Haley Haynes, Iowa State, Fr.