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    April 24, 1998

    Women's Swimming Coach Jimmy Tierney Named Big Ten Coach of the Year

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern women's swimming coach Jimmy Tierney has been named 1997-98 Big Ten Swim Coach of the Year, as voted upon by the Big Ten coaches.

    Tierney, in his fourth year as head coach and tenth season of involvement with the Wildcat program, led NU to a 10th-place finish at this year's NCAA Championships, equaling their best finish ever. The eight swimmers combined to earn 23 All-America awards. In his four years as head coach, 19 swimmers have accumulated 77 All-America awards. NU has also earned 11 Academic All-America and 52 Academic All-Big Ten awards during that time.