Orion Martin Repeats as CCIW Swimmer of the Year

225-martin2NAPERVILLE, ILL. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman) has been named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Male Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive year, in voting by league coaches.

Martin becomes the first two-time Conference Swimmer of the Year in Rose-Hulman history, and is just the second student-athlete named as the top swimmer in the league (Matt Smith in 2002).

Martin earned All-American honors with a seventh-place finish in the 100-butterfly at the NCAA Division III National Championships in March.  He also won the 100-butterfly championship at the CCIW Championships for the second consecutive year.

The All-American honor marked Rose-Hulman's first since Matt Smith won a national championship in 2003.  His efforts helped Rose-Hulman finish second in the team scoring at this year's CCIW Championships to set a new program record.

At this year's CCIW Championships, Martin also placed second in the 100-yard freestyle (46.34), third in the 50-yard freestyle (21.33) and was part of the second place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:06.61), the second place 400-yard medley relay (3:26.83), the second place 200-yard medley relay (1:33.94) and the second place 800-yard freestyle relay (6:54.94).

Martin's career includes two individual conference championships, six individual all-conference awards, seven all-conference relay performances and three relay league championships.  He also holds school records in the 100-butterfly, 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle and is part of five relay school records.