Matt Powless and Mary Chaudoin were honored as the 2012 Directors Award winners.
Head coach Ray Looze recaps day 1 of the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2010-11)
Was runner-up on the 1-meter springboard at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best score of 375.60 ... finished 19th on the 3-meter springboard (300.05) and 13th on the platform (296.15) ... second-team All-Big Ten ... third in the 1-meter competition in a dual meet win over Michigan (352.28) ... took fourth on the 1-meter at a double dual with Texas and Michigan ... his score of 336.00 was good for second on the 1-meter springboard vs. Northwestern ... scored a season best 382.85 points to finish fourth on the 3-meter springboard vs. Texas and Michigan ... second on the 3-meter vs. Northwestern and third vs. Kentucky ... took third on the platform vs. Michigan with a season-best tally of 352.28.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2009-10)
Placed 12th on the 1-meter (304.80), 15th on the 3-meter (327.55) and seventh on the platform (367.70-season best) at the Big Ten Championships ... scored a season-best 364.45 points on the 1-meter to finish third at the Hoosierland Open ... third on the 1-meter at Texas (318.90) ... took fourth in the same event at Ohio State (304.80) ... second on the 1-meter at Louisville (304.80) ... season-high 367.10 points on the 3-meter at the Hoosierland Open, finishing third ... second on the 3-meter at Louisville (317.62) and at Kentucky (308.55) ... took fifth on the 3-meter at Texas (300.68) and seventh at Purdue (300.60) ... won the platform with a score of 346.60 at the Hoosierland Open ... took third on the platform at Michigan (336.15) ... ninth on the 1-meter at the 2010 AT&T USA Diving Summer National Championships with a score of 320.40 ... teamed with fellow Hoosier Mick Dell'Orco in the synchronized platform competition where they finished third with a score of 316.65 ... in the men's synchronized three-meter final, Nees and Darian Schmidt finished fourth with a score of 318.42.
Four-year letterwinner at North Penn ... was the 2009 Junior East National Champion in the 1-meter ... silver medalist at State during senior year ... collected district championship, league championship, and All-America honors during senior season ... bronze medalist at State during junior year ... state qualifier during sophomore season ... named Most Valuable Diver, all-league, all-district, and all-state during all three years ... helped lead team to league championships during sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... parents are Kevin and Donna Nees ... has two sisters (Megan and Shannon) ... currently undecided on a major ... born March 22, 1991.
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