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    Troy Tillman     
     
      Troy Tillman
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
Notre Dame

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 183

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
01/16/1992

TILLMAN

CAREER HONORS
ALL-AMERICAN CERTIFICATES (3)
2014 - 3

CAREER AWARDS
2014 All-American
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 - REDSHIRT JUNIOR
AWARDS
2014 All-American

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Earned two third-place finishes in 2014 dual meets, including the 50-yard freestyle (20.60 vs. MU/VT) and the 100-yard freestyle (45.13 vs. Florida)
  • Competed in four meets for the Vols during the fall semester
  • Set three career bests during the fall season: 100 backstroke (52.60 at Georgia Tech Invite), 200 backstroke (2:06.67 at UNC Wilmington) and 100 butterfly (52.73 at Georgia Tech Invite).
  • Recorded three top six finishes in the 100 freestyle during the fall, swimming a fall-best 45.07 at the Georgia Tech Invite
  • Swam under 20 seconds in the 50 free for the first time in his career, logging an NCAA B-cut time of 19.97 to finish 20th at the AT&T Winter National Championships

SEC RECAP

  • Earned a fourth place finish in the 400 Freestyle relay with Sam Rairden, Luke Percy and Sean Lehane (2:51.14)
  • Swam a 19.86 time to earn fourth place in the B final of the 50 Freestyle
  • Tillman, Rairden, Percy and Gustav Aberj Ledjstrom ended the 200 Freestyle Relay in fourth place, thanks to a season-high 1:17.11
  • Came in second in the 100 freestyle B final, finishing with a 43.37 B-cut time

NCAA RECAP

  • Part of three All-American relay teams in his first trip to the NCAA championships
  • Reached the awards podium as part of the eighth-place 400 freestyle relay team and was also in the 200 freestyle relay (10th) and 800 freestyle relay (15th).

2012-13 - REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
AWARDS
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Competed almost exclusively in the short-distance freestyle for the Vols, primarily the 50 and 100 freestyles
  • Placed second in 100 freestyle in season opener at UNC Wilmington with a time of 46.81, which is a career-best. Placed fifth in the 100 backstroke with time of 54.98
  • Against Louisville swam a career best in the 200 freestyle (1:44.25) and a season best in the 100 freestyle (45.58)
  • Swam a career best in the 50 freestyle against Ohio State (20.66) taking second in the event
  • At the Tennessee Invitational, won the 50 freestyle (20.68) and was second in the 100 freestyle (45.41 - career best).
  • Recorded top four finishes in the 100 freestyle in seven of eight meets during the regular season. He won the event against Kentucky/Indiana (45.68)

SEC RECAP

  • Scored for the Vols in two of his three events
  • Finished 14th in the 50 freestyle. He made it into the B Final by swimming a career best 20.00 in a swim-off to break a tie for 16th in the preliminaries
  • Posted a career best in the prelims of the 100 freestyle (44.27) and finished 22nd in the finals
  • Took 42nd in the 200 freestyle (1:40.01)

2011-12 - REDSHIRTED
AWARDS
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SEASON RECAP

  • Redshirted during the season
  • Competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

2010-11 - FRESHMAN
AWARDS
2011 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

SEASON RECAP

  • Finished fourth in the 50 back at Cumberlands
  • Placed seventh in the 50 free at Ohio State
  • Won the B-final of the 50 free at the Tennessee Invitational with a career-best 20.67 mark. Finished 11th in the 100 free with a career-best 45.55.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • High school All-America in the 50 and 100 freestyle
  • Holds USA Swimming Southern Zone records in the 50 and 100 freestyle
  • Helped club team, Baylor Swim Club, to a third-place finish at the 2009 Junior Nationals
  • Coached by Dale Tillman at Notre Dame High School and Dan Flack at Baylor Swim Club

PERSONAL
  • Born Jan. 16, 1992 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla
  • Parents are Kenny and Dale
  • Recipient of the Karl Bahret Swimming Scholarship
  • Recipient of the William Ernest & Lucille Zimmerman Gallaher Athletic Scholarship Endowment
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