Nov. 20, 2012
NEW YORK, NY -Former Cal men's swimming star Nathan Adrian, who won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, captured a 2012 Golden Goggles Award for Male Performance of the Year Monday night (Nov. 19) in New York City.
Adrian, who swam for the Golden Bears from 2007-11, won the award thanks to his spectacular 100 free race in London Aug. 1 when he out-touching Australia's James Magnussen by one one hundredth of a second, 47.52 to 47.53, for the Olympic title. This award is given to the male swimmer with the greatest single individual race of the year, with special emphasis on the 2012 Olympic Games.
Click on the following link to view Adrian's award presentation Adrian's Golden Goggles Award
Adrian also earned a gold medal swimming the freestyle leg of Team USA's 400 medley relay, and a silver swimming the lead-off leg of the American's 400 free relay.
Between his freshman and sophomore years at Cal, Adrian swam in the prelims of Team USA's 400 free relay that won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He went on to lead the Bears to the 2011 NCAA team title while capturing 11 individual/relay national titles and earning first-team Academic All-American honors during his Cal career.