Morozov Named Pac-10 Newcomer Of The Year
April 7, 2011
USC freshman Vladimir Morozov was named the 2011 Pac-10 Men's Newcomer of the Year for men's swimming, the conference announced Thursday (April 7).
Morozov was a four-time All-American and a two-time individual finalist at the 2011 NCAA Championships, taking fourth in the 100y free and sixth in the 50y free. He also led the Trojans to third in the 400y free relay and fifth in the 200y free relay. Morozov is the first Trojan to earn All-American honors in the 50y and 100y free in the same year since Bjorn Zikarsky in 1991.
At the 2011 Pac-10 Championships, going head-to-head against Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian of California, Morozov finished second in both the 50y free and 100y free.
On the season, Morozov lowered USC's 50y free record five times and broke the 100y free record seven times. He last lowered the 50 mark with a 19.06 in the Pac-10 final and his last 100y free record (41.88) came in the NCAA final.
Adrian and Stanford's Austin Staab were named Pac-10 Co-Swimmers of the Year and Cal's David Durden was named Men's Coach of the Year.