Caeleb Dressel, who just wrapped up his senior year at UF, received the 2017-18 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference Male Athlete of the Year award after a stellar season of swimming. He is the first Male to be named as the winner from Florida since Tim Tebow in 2009. Hannah Rodgers, Lauren Haeger, and Bridget Sloan received the Female Athlete of the Year Awards as Gators from 2014-16.
Dressel's accomplishments this season via: SwimmingWorldMagazine.com
“It is an honor to be nominated for, let alone win, such a prestigious award. I am grateful to the athletic directors for selecting me to be in the company of all the other outstanding student-athletes in the conference. It has been a privilege to be a part of Gator Nation and the SEC.” – Florida swimmer Caeleb Dressel.
The female winner of the Award this year was University of South Carolina's A'ja Wilson, who was the #1 overall pick in this year's WNBA draft.