Wildman-Tobriner Named University Division Player Of The Year For ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Team
June 6, 2007
Senior Ben Wildman-Tobriner of the men's swimming team has been named the University Division Player of the Year for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). Wildman-Tobriner also recently selected as a member of the ESPN Academic All-District Men's At-Large First Team.
'It is an honor to be recognized for my achievements both in and out of the pool,' said Wildman-Tobriner. 'All Stanford student-athletes must strike a balance between academics and athletics.'
Wildman-Tobriner, a Biomechanical Engineering major from San Francisco, CA, boasts an incredible 3.68 GPA. He has earned 20 All-American honors over his four years at Stanford, and was named the 2007 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year. Wildman-Tobriner is a three-time Pac-10 Academic All-Conference selection, while also being a 2007 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. He set the American record in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Championships with a time of 18.87, while also setting school records in the 50 freestyle (18.87), 100 freestyle (41.90), 100 butterfly (45.36) in 20007. Wildman-Tobriner won three individual and four relay Pac-10 titles in 2007, and went on to win two gold medals at the 2007 FINA World Championships in the 50 meter freestyle and the 400 meter freestyle relay.
'I am very happy the way my swimming season finished and also the way my academic career has gone.'
As a member of the First Team, he will appear on the ballot for 2007 Academic All-America honors.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average. Eligible sports for the men's at-large program are fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.