ROSEMONT, Ill. — Canada's Maggie MacNeil of the University of Michigan has been named the Big Ten Conference's women's swimmer of the year.
The native of London, Ont., followed up a three-medal performance at the world championships (including gold in the 100-metre butterfly) last summer in South Korea with six victories at the Big Ten championships.
MacNeil, a sophomore, won the conference title in the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly while helping Michigan relay teams win three more medals.
MacNeil becomes the seventh Michigan swimmer to win the award. She also was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team on Monday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2020.
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