Coleman, Parratto are IU Athletes of the Year #iufb

Indiana announced Monday that running back Tevin Coleman and diver Jessica Parratto the 2015 Athletes of the Year.

Coleman, a third-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons, was a unanimous All-American and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting after becoming the 18th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season. His 2,036 yards ranks 15th on the all-time list and tops IU’s single-season leaderboard.

Coleman became the fourth-fastest rusher to reach 2,000 behind Melvin Gordon (241), Larry Johnson (251) and Mike Rozier (258), and is only the third Big Ten rusher to reach the milestone in the regular season.

As a redshirt freshman, Parratto won the 2015 NCAA Championship in platform diving with a score of 367.00 — nearly 30 points ahead of the runner up. That is the fifth-best platform diving score in IU history. Parratto also finished seventh on the 3-meter springboard at the NCAA meet.

She won the Big Ten title on the platform with a Big Ten-record score of 424.45, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors. Parratto finished second on the 3-meter and fourth on the 1-meter at Big Tens.

In April, she punched her ticket to the 2015 FINA World Championships by winning the synchro platform with partner Amy Cozad at the USA Diving Synchro National Championships. Parratto added the individual platform to her schedule at the World Championships by finishing second at the USA Diving World Championship trials in May.

Parratto will compete with Team USA at the World Championships this summer in Russia.