Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil Earns Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer Of The Month

by SwimSwam 2

January 03rd, 2018 College, Pac-12

Press Release courtesy of the Pac-12

The Conference office announced today that Abbey Weitzeil of CALIFORNIA was named Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Month and UCLA’s Eloise Belanger was voted Pac-12 Women’s Diver of the Month for December.

Belanger (Montreal, QC, Canada) was the only diver at the Georgia Fall Invitational to notch top-4 finishes on each day. The junior won the 1-Meter competition on Day 1, leading with scores of 310.90 in the preliminary round and 320.45 in the final. No other diver topped the 300 mark on the day. Belanger wrapped up the three-day invite with a fourth-place finish in the 3-Meter contest (297.75 final round) and a third-place Platform performance (254.20).

Weitzeil (Saugus, Calif.) won both the 50 yard freestyle and 100 free at the Georgia Fall Invitational, as well as helped four relays to wins. Her 21.44 prelim time in the 50 free is the fastest in the nation this year and her 46.95 time in the 100 free ranks second nationally and is the second fastest in school history. In addition, Weitzeil anchored the 200 and 400 free relays to times that currently rank first in the country, and she helped all five relays to NCAA “A” qualifying times.

Swimmer: Felicia Anderson, OSU; Louise Hansson, USC.
Diver: Ashley McCool, ASU.


  Swimmer of the Month Diver of the Month
November Katie Ledecky, STAN Ciara Monahan, UCLA
December Abbey Weitzeil, CAL Eloise Belanger, UCLA

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I think you mean 46.95 for Abbey’s 100 free time, not 45.95. Give it until March and then she will be down into the 45s. 🙂

Thanks DragonSwim – we’ve updated above, and alerted the Pac-12 so that they may update their release as well.

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