April 6, 2000
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California's Anthony Ervin has named Pac-10 Men's Swimming Newcomer of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Ervin, a 6-2 freshman from Valencia, Calif., won two individual NCAA titles in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events, as well as swimming a leg on the winning 400-meter freestyle relay team at this year's NCAA Championships. Ervin became the first Bear to win more than one individual title since 1997. He broke the World Record in the 50 free with a time of 21.21 seconds. He also set a U.S. Open record in the 100 free with a time of 47.36. At the Pac-10 Championships, Ervin swam on the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. He had two second-place markings in the 50 and 100 free.
The award is determined by a vote of the coaches.