Jeremy Linn

Category:
Honorees
Year Honored:
1999
University:
University of Tennessee

Biography

In his four years at the University of Tennessee, Jeremy Linn fulfilled every dream an athlete could have. The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, native established records, won both team and individual championships, and carried the name of Tennessee swimming into international competition. Linn was crowned SEC champion six times as an individual in addition to leading five relay squads in title efforts. A three-time SEC Swimmer of the Year, he became only the third athlete to win the same event, the 100-yard breaststroke, for four consecutive years at the SEC championships. The crowning accomplishment of Linn’s SEC dominance was helping the Volunteers claim the 1996 SEC team title. On the national collegiate stage, Linn was no less spectacular. The lanky Pennsylvanian won individual national championships a total of four times and participated on the 1996 NCAA champion 200-yard medley relay squad. Totally, Linn won a remarkable seventeen All-America honors in his four years at UT! Outside the scope of collegiate competition, Linn has proven himself to be one of the top breaststroke swimmers in the world. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, he won the silver medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, establishing an American record. Linn also played a vital role on America’s gold-medal-winning 400-meter medley relay that set a world record. The University of Tennessee has much of which to be proud in its swimming star Jeremy Linn.

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University of Tennessee Athletics Department

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