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June 12, 2013

Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year

By: Jimmy Robertson

Ryan Hawkins | Junior | Charlotte, N.C.

Ryan Hawkins and Logan Shinholser headlined a strong Tech diving program this past season, but Hawkins got the nod as Inside Hokie Sports’ men’s swimming and diving athlete of the year because of a strong performance at the NCAA Championships.

Hawkins earned All-America nods in two events at the Championships, which were held in Indianapolis, Ind., in late March. He claimed sixth place in the 3-meter event, scoring 397.70 points in the finals. He also placed eighth in the platform event, scoring 352.85 points. He also finished 14th in the 1-meter event.

Hawkins also enjoyed a great meet at the ACC Championships, where he finished no worse than seventh in any of the diving events. He came in third in the platform event, fifth in the 1-meter event and seventh in the 3-meter event. His 415.65 points in the platform event were a career high.

Hawkins continued to get things done in the classroom as well. For the third straight year, he made the men’s swimming and diving All-ACC academic team.