UB Men's Swimming and Diving Announces Awards
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's swimming and diving squad announced its team awards for the 2012 season. Head coach Andy Bashor and his staff made the following presentations: Colin McAllister was named as Rookie of the Year; Mike Dugan earned the Most Improved Award; Jared Heine won the Leadership Award and Matt Hogan was selected as the Most Valuable Performer.
McAllister was UB's top distance freestyler as a freshman. He broke the school record at the Mid-American Conference Championships in the 1,650-yard freestyle, finishing fourth in 15:31.55, while his time for the first 1,000 yards (9:21.09 also broke a school record. He won the consolation final of the 500-yard freestyle, placing ninth overall, as he set a season-best with his 4:29.05 finish.
Dugan was a first-team All-MAC honoree as part of two relay winners (400- and 800-yard freestyle relays) and also had three second-place individual finishes in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles and the 100-yard butterfly. Dugan broke the 100-yard butterfly mark with his 47.73 showing at the league meet. He also earned Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention honors from Collegeswimming.com.
Heine, a second-team All-MAC selection, was part of three winning relays (200-yard medley relay, 400- and 800-yard freestyle relays) and finished third in the 50-yard freestyle at the MAC Championships. He set UB's fastest time of the season in the 50-yard freestyle at 20.08 in the preliminary heats at the league championships. Heine also was named to Collegeswimming.com's Mid-Major All-American team as an honorable mention selection.
Hogan won the 100-yard freestyle at the MAC Championships in a UB, MAC and pool record time of 43.45 to garner first-team All-MAC honors. He also was part of UB's victorious 800-yard freestyle relay, setting UB's 200-yard freestyle record in swimming the opening leg. Hogan also anchored the 400-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relays to victories at the league meet. He also earned Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention honors from Collegeswimming.com.
The Bulls finished second of seven teams at the MAC Championships in Oxford, OH.