Michigan senior Connor Jaeger was voted Big Ten Men’s Swimmer of the Year, and Indiana’s Darian Schmidt joins him on the annual awards list as Diver of the Year, the conference announced yesterday.
Jaeger wins the award for the second-straight year. He won the 1650 at the NCAA Championships (also for the second-straight year). At Big Tens, Jaeger won the 500 free, 1650 free and was a member of the NCAA record-setting 800 free relay for Michigan. Dominant the Big Ten over a lengthy stretch now, the Wolverines have now won this award 6 of the past 7 seasons with names like Jaeger, Dan Madwed and Tyler Clary.
Schmidt also won his second consecutive Diver of the Year award. He won 1-meter and 3-meter at Big Tens, plus made the A-final on 3-meter at the NCAA Championships, taking 6th. Schmidt won this award in 2013, and his former Indiana teammate Zac Nees won it the year prior.