Four Swimmers Honored At 2005 Stanford Athletic Board Awards Luncheon

June 15, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Four men's swimmers were recognized for outstanding acheivements in 2005 at the Stanford Athletic Board Awards Luncheon held last Thursday at Burnham Pavilion on campus. The awards are presented annually to recognize the many achievements by Stanford student-athletes.

Gary Marshall was presented with The Bif Hoffman Award given to the most outstanding male senior. Marshall was the 2005 NCAA Champion in the 100 breaststroke and was a member of the Cardinal's NCAA Champion 400 medley relay team. He won three Pac-10 titles (two individual, one relay) and holds the school record in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. He qualified for the 2005 World University Games in the 100 breaststroke set to compete in Izimir, Turkey in August.

Past winners include Peter Marshall (2004), Randall Bal (2003), Anthony Robinson (2001) and Dod Wales (1999).

Jayme Cramer was presented with The Jake Gimbel Award given to the male senior for excellence of attitude in athletic endeavor. Cramer was a member of the NCAA Champion 400 medley relay team that set a new Pac-10 record. He was a six-time All-American (three individual, three relay) ans was the Pac-10 Champion in the 100 backstroke. A two-time team captain helped the Cardinal establish new team records in the 200 medley, 400 medley and 800 freestyle relays. He qualified for the 2005 World Championship Team in the 200 freestyle that will compete in Montreal, Canada in July.

Ben Wildman-Tobriner won The Block 'S' Outstanding Male Sophomore Award presented to the most outstanding male Stanford athlete in the sophomore class. Wildman-Tobriner was a member of the NCAA Champion 400 medley relay team and was a six-time All-American (three individual, three relay). He swam on Stanford's Pac-10 Champion 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams, helping to establish conference records in both events. He is the school record holder in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. He has qualified for the 2005 World Championship Team in the 100 free set to compete in Montreal, Canada in July.

Past award winners include Peter Marshall (2002) and Randall Bal (2001).

Matt McDonald was honored as a Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship winner. McDonald was a two-time All-American at NCAAs, including the NCAA Champion 400 medley relay team. He swam on Stanford's Pac-10 Champion 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams, helping to establish conference records in both events. He was also a first-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection for the Cardinal. McDonald ranks seventh in both the 100 and 200 butterfly on the all-time top times list.

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