Wildman-Tobriner Named 2007 Pac-10 Swimmer Of The Year
April 10, 2007
Walnut Creek, Calif. - Stanford's Ben Wildman-Tobriner and head coach Skip Kenney were honored with postseason Pac-10 awards on Tuesday. Wildman-Tobriner was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year, while Kenney was recognized as the Pac-10 Swimming Coach of the Year.
Wildman-Tobriner, a senior from San Francisco, Calif., had an amazing NCAA meet with six All-American honors, finishing second as a member of the 200 free relay team, second in the 50 free, 100 fly and 100 free, as well as fourth in the 400 free relay team. His performance was a record-breaking event as he set the American record in the 50 free while setting school records in the 100 fly and 100 free as well. In addition to his success at the NCAA's, he garnered three individual titles and four relay titles at the Pac-10 Swimming Championships where he was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Meet. Just recently, Wildman-Tobriner won a gold medal at the FINA World Championships as a member of the 400 free relay team as well as winning a gold in the 50 free. In his four years at Stanford, he was earned 20 All-American honors and recorded 12 Pac-10 Championships.
Kenney led the Cardinal to their 26th consecutive Pacific-10 Championship. At the Conference Championships, he coached his swimmers to six individual and four relay titles. Kenney coached Stanford to a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., giving the Cardinal an overall record of 203-37 under coach Kenney. He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year six times after coaching his swimmers to seven NCAA titles and 102 All-Americans, including 65 NCAA Champions. In his 28 year tenure at Stanford, Kenney has coached 58 Pac-10 Individual Champions to 150 titles. The men's swimming Coach of the Year award is the 19th of Kenney's career.