Of the many athletes nominated for Big 12 Athlete of the Year, only two are swimmers. It’s a fan-based popularity contest and the swimmers are up against a lot of football, basketball, track & field, and other great athletes with much bigger fan bases than their college swim teams. Therefore, they need your help. Voting lasts from July 19-21, 2014, so don’t put it off!
Chelsie Miller, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, is the first Jayhawk to clinch an individual Big 12 title in the 400 IM. She placed in the top three in four events at Big 12 Championships and was named Swimmer of the Meet. Miller finished 15th in the 400 IM (4:10.55) to earn All-American status, and just missed doubling up with a 17th-place 16:09 in the 1650. Miller set five individual school records and one relay record.
Bryce Bohman, a senior from Moline, Illinois, is only the second men’s swimmer in the history of the program to earn All-America First Team honors. Bohman finished fifth in both the men’s 100 back (45.30) and 200 back (1:39.83) at the NCAA Championship in Austin, and finished his career with three individual school records and four relay records. Bohman was named Big 12 Men’s Swimmer of the Year.