Updated April 6, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior swimmer Bobby Bollier and ARIZONA STATE senior diver Elina Eggers have been named Pac-12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year for Swimming and Diving, presented by Toyo Tires, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Bollier, a U.S. National Team member from Mission Hills, Kan., maintains a 3.75 grade point average in mechanical engineering. He completed his Stanford swimming career with 14 All-America honors. Bollier placed fourth in the 200 fly and eighth in the 500 free at the 2012 NCAA Championships. He was the runner-up in both events at the NCAA meet as a junior. Bollier captured Pac-12 titles in the 200 fly (2009, 2010), 400 IM (2010) and 800 free relay (2011). He is also a three-time member of the Pac-12 All-Academic first team.
Eggers, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, carries a 3.96 grade point average in economics. Also a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic first team honoree, Eggers was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America women’s at-large first team after earning third-team recognition in 2010. She won Pac-12 titles on the platform in 2010 and 2012. Eggers earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012, with her highest finish coming last year when she was the runner-up on the platform.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be seniors (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50-percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.
Scholar-Athletes of the Year in each sport will receive a commemorative award. Toyo Tires will donate $1,000 to the scholarship funds of the winners’ athletic departments in recognition of their accomplishments.
The Pac-12 Conference, in cooperation with Pac-12 corporate partner Toyo Tires, established the “Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards, presented by Toyo Tires” during the 2007-08 academic year.