In today's edition of Leaders and Best in 50 States, the Athletic Department honors a men's swimmer, a runner and a rower as the representatives of Virginia, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
Tom Dolan is clearly one of the greatest Wolverine athletes of all time. A nine time NCAA champion and two time US Swimmer of the Year, Dolan won two Olympic golds and one silver in the 1996 and 2000 summer games and held the world record for the 400 IM for eight years before it was eclipsed by Michael Phelps. He's graced the cover of SI and a Wheaties box.
Congratulations to the honorees.
|VIRGINIA: Tom Dolan|
Tom Dolan (Arlington)
Men's Swimming and Diving
• Tom Dolan (1994-96) won nine NCAA titles, earned 15-time All-America honors and was a two-time U.S. Swimmer of the Year. He won two gold medals and a silver competing in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.
• Ben McCrea, Men's Track and Field
• Fred Mowrey, Men's Swimming and Diving
• Thomas O’Malley , Men's Swimming and Diving
• Alija Pittenger, Volleyball
• David Terrell, Football
|NEW HAMPSHIRE: John Mortimer|
John Mortimer (Londonderry)
Men's Track and Field
• John Mortimer (1996-99) was a seven-time All-American and a six-time Big Ten Champion in track and cross country, also earning three Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten honors.
• Diane Hatch, Softball
• Geoff Koch, Ice Hockey
• Jason Lancaster , Men's Swimming and Diving
• Brandon Rogers, Ice Hockey
|SOUTH CAROLINA: Kate Maxim|
Kate Maxim (St. Helena)
• Kate Maxim (2000-03) led her squad to a Big Ten title and was an All-American and three-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten Selection.
• Jonathan Goodwin , Football