2010 SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year Geoff Sanders
Feb. 23, 2010
The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday its All-SEC teams, All-Freshman Team and Scholar Athlete awards, with four Vols being honored.
The 2010 SEC Community Service team, announced Feb. 15, also honors a Vol, junior Chris Winchell, to give the Big Orange five league honors in 2010.
With his 200 breaststroke championship, Brad Craig was named First-Team All-SEC. The Midland, Mich., native won the event on the final day of the 2010 SEC championships.
Both Giles Smith and Ryan Harrison were named to the SEC All-Freshman team for their efforts at the league's championship meet. The All-Freshman team consists of the top-finishing freshman in each event, excluding relays.
Smith's honor comes behind his ninth-place finish in the 100 butterfly. The Baltimore, Md., native swam a career-best time of 47.06 seconds to win the consolation final at the SEC championships.
Harrison placed fifth in the 200 freestyle with a 1:35.10 B-cut time. The Londonderry, Northern Ireland, native finished just two seconds shy of a medal at the SEC meet.
Junior co-captain Geoff Sanders was named 2010 SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year along with Auburn's Jordan Anderson.
Sanders is a chemical engineering major with minors in business administration and chemistry. The Raleigh, N.C., native boasts a 3.75 GPA. Sanders swap to 10 top five finishes during the Vols' regular season, including two wins in the 500 freestyle. Before the season started, his teammates voted him to serve as a team captain--making him the first individual non-senior co-captain at Tennessee since 1969.