Name: Rob Newman
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being chosen Most Outstanding Male Swimmer for the second consecutive year to lead the Western Maryland College men's swimming team to a seventh-place finish at the 44th annual Middle Atlantic Conference championships last week
Residence; hometown: New Canaan, Conn. Education: Sophomore at Western Maryland College in Westminster; graduate of New Canaan High School; graduate of Saxe Middle School
Family: Mother: Patricia, nurse at Stanford Hospital in Stanford, Conn.; father: Robert, owns an overhead door company in New Orleans, La.
Activities/hobbies: Collects fish, enjoys the water, automobiles, performing in plays
Accomplishments: Earned four varsity letters in swimming in high school, earned a varsity letter his freshman year at WMC, selected Most Outstanding Male Swimmer at the Middle Atlantic Conference championships past two years
Recipient's comments: "Basically, I'm going to Nationals to test the waters and possibly make All-American honorsor honorable mention. I thought we had a good season this year and saw more dedication from last season. Things are coming along real well and if we can get a little more talent in here next year we can challenge the more formidable teams in the conference. I would like to dedicate my performance this season to my mom and all the troops who kicked butt in the Middle East."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAXyour information to 876-0233.