Tennessee senior Jeremy Linn was named the Southeastern Conference male

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.

Mary's.

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

this fall.

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

Madison, Wis.

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

Novice 4+.

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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