swimmer of the year for the second consecutive year in a vote of conference
head coaches. This season, the Harrisburg, Pa., native won a fourth straight
SEC Championship in the 100-meter breaststroke and his third consecutive
NCAA Championship in that event.
Winning five All-America honors this season, Linn brought his career
total to 17. The 1996 Olympic Gold and Silver medalist currently holds the
NCAA, American and U.S. Open records in the 100 breaststroke.
Head diving coach Dave Parrington was also honored as the conference's
top men's diving coach for 1998. Parrington's award is his third as he was
also recognized in 1994 and '96.
This season, Parrington overcame the graduation of a pair of All-America
divers as his squad, consisting of a junior and three freshmen, was the
top scoring squad at the SEC Championships. Freshman Shannon Roy won the
conference title in three-meter diving while classmate Gabi Chereches set
a school record in the platform event. Both Roy and Chereches went on to
Westmoreland, Johnson Undergo Surgery
Sophomore tight end Neil Johnson underwent knee surgery at St. Mary's
Hospital and is expected to recover in six to eight weeks. Sophomore linebacker
Eric Westmoreland is scheduled to have knee surgery on Wednesday at St.
Johnson (6-4, 250), who caught one pass for 11 yards in limited action
last season, is among four tight ends who will compete for playing time
Westmoreland (6-0, 210), listed as the starting left linebacker at the
conclusion of spring practice, recorded 11 hits last season before injuring
Diamond Vols Play Makeup Game
The Tennessee Volunteers baseball team have scheduled a makeup game against
Lincoln Memorial University for today at 3 p.m. at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
The Vols (30-17) will then head to Baton Rouge, La., for a crucial three-game
Rowing Team Fares Well in Wisconsin
The Lady Vols' Novice 4+ rowing team captured Tennessee's only gold medal
at last weekend's FutureSystems Midwest Championships on Lake Wingra in
The crew, consisting of Claire Allain, Kelly Irwin, Kim Walsh, Leslie
Mix and Lauren Matteis, won its race by better than seven seconds over Creighton
in a time of 7:52.1. It was the team's fifth gold medal this season in the
It was a dominating performance by the Lady Vols as they went wire-to-wire
for the victory. Tennessee also captured its heat with the fastest time
in the 23-team race.
UT will return to action this weekend when it goes back to the Midwest
for a tri-meet on Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa, with Creighton and Iowa.
Tennessee next competes at home on May 16 for the Lexus/Central region Championships
in Oak Ridge.
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