SEC SWIMMING AND DIVING ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
SEC FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Elizabeth Beisel, Florida
Jr. • North Kingstown, R.I.
Beisel had four top three finishes and earned NCAA B standard times in five events (400 IM, 500 Free, 100 Back, 200 IM and as part of 800 Free Relay) during action at the SMU Classic. She finished the 500 free in 4:45.55 and swam to a 1:59.69 finish in the 200 IM. Beisel also completed the 400 IM in 4:07.59 and helped the 800 free relay squad to a third-place finish in 7:21.37. She ranks first in the SEC in the 500 free, 200 IM and 400 IM.
SEC FEMALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
Cassie Weil, LSU
Fr. • Hillsboro, Ore.
In her first collegiate meet, Weil shattered the program’s all-time three-meter record in a first place finish with a six-line total of 372.68. She completed the diving sweep with a victory in the one-meter (289.13) and qualified for NCAA Zone Championships in both events.
SEC FEMALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Jillian Vitarius, Auburn
Earned her second and third career wins in her second collegiate meet…Posted a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 54.40 in the 100 backstroke to lead an Auburn sweep of the top four spots…Came back later in the meet to lead another sweep with a 1:56.98 in the 200 back, winning by nearly four seconds…200 back time was also an NCAA ‘B’ cut…Has the nation’s third-fastest time in the 200 back and sixth-fastest in the 100 back.
SEC MALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Marcelo Chierighini, Auburn
Jr. • Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chierighini put together his second straight outstanding performance in Auburn’s 213-87 win over LSU…He shaved seven-tenths off his time from last week in the 100 freestyle with a 43.77, the nation’s second-fastest time so far this year…He also dropped a couple of tenths off his 50 freestyle with a 20.04, only .01 off the best time in the country…Helped both relay teams to victories, swimming the butterfly leg in the winning 200 medley relay (1:29.41), posting a 21.61 split…Wrapped up the day with a 20.14 leadoff leg in the 200 free relay to pace the Tigers to another win (1:20.84)…Unbeaten in seven races so far this year (four individual, three relay).
SEC MALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
David Bonuchi, Missouri
Jr. • Columbia, Mo.
Bonuchi swept both diving events in Mizzou’s dual with Missouri State on Oct. 20. The Columbia, Mo., native scored an SEC-best 435.75 to win the 3-meter and claimed the 1-meter with a score of 354.53. Bonuchi has now claimed 12 diving titles in his Mizzou career.
SEC MALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Ty Stewart, Georgia
In Georgia’s win over Georgia Tech, Stewart won the 200 IM with a time of 1:50.44. He also came in second in the 200 backstroke in 1:51.37 and third in the 200 butterfly in 1:51.42. The Bulldogs are 1-0 with the win over Georgia Tech and will host Florida on Thursday to open SEC play.
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