Nees Named Big Ten Diver of the Year
March 28, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - An outstanding junior season has earned Indiana University's Zac Nees the Big Ten Diver of the Year award, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Nees is the sixth Hoosier diver to earn the award, and it is the 10th time the award has gone to someone on the Bloomington campus, joining Mark Lenzi (1989, 90), Mike Collier (1997-99), Marc Carlton (2003, 05), Brian Mariano (2006) and Landon Marzullo (2008). Last month head diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber was named the Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year for the eighth time in his career.
Nees picked up a trio of All-America honors at the recent NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash. He finished sixth on the 3-meter springboard and eighth on the platform to earn All-America designation, and was 13th on the 1-meter for honorable mention All-America honors.
At the Big Ten Championships last month in Iowa City, Iowa, Nees finished sixth on the 1-meter, third on the 3-meter and fourth on the platform.
This season Nees posted a career-best score of 420.90 on the 1-meter which is a new IU dual meet record. He also set new career marks for the 3-meter (413.85) and platform (420.25) this season.
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