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Espernberger ’22 Named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
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Bolles alumnus Martin Espernberger ’22 has been named the 2024 Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s swimming and diving, announced February 23. Espernberger is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, majoring in Electrical Engineering with a 3.93 GPA.

On the same day he earned the recognition, Espernberger won the 200 fly at the SEC Championships with a school-record 1:40.86 in the event. The mark also broke Auburn University’s Martin Aquatics Center pool record.

A week prior, Espernberger won his first international competition medal with a bronze in the 200 fly at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. He has also qualified for the 2024 Olympics for his native Austria.