FIU Continues Conference AwardsDomination, Pereira & Quesnel Honorees

FIU, the defending Conference USA Champions, have wrapped up their second consecutive week of sweeping the league’s weekly honors.  The Sophomore duo of Kyna Pereira and Rebecca Quesnel is not new to receiving this, as both of them have previously won this season.

Swimmer of the Week: Kyna Pereira

Kyna Pereira (courtesy of FIU Athletics)

Kyna Pereira (courtesy of FIU Athletics)


Kyna Pereira had a very busy weekend of competition during the holiday training. She too first place in the 500 free (4:56.21) in competition against NC State and Kansas. The then turned around to take second in the 1650 free, touching in 16:52.70. Then, at the FIU Relays competition, Pereira was part of three relays that all placed in the top three on the day.

Pereira is currently FIU’s school and pool record holder in the 1000 free (10:06.56 and 10:06.76, respectively). She is also the second fastest all-time performer in the 500 and 1650 free (4:48.49, 16:36.82). Finally, she is the third fasted all time FIU swimmer in the 200 free (1:48.44).

This is the third time Pereira has taken this honor in the 2015-2016 season.

Diver of the Week: Rebecca Quesnel

Rebecca Quesnel (Courtesy: FIU Athletics)

Rebecca Quesnel (Courtesy: FIU Athletics)

Rebecca Quesnel added four more first place finishes for this season, bringing her tally to a total of 11.

Quesnel is the current FIU school record holder in the platform diving event (286.27)- which she broke in November in dual meet action against Illinois. She is also the second all time performer in the 3 meter competition (330.50- a mark she set on Saturday) and the 1 meter (308.85) also against Illinois.

This is the fourth time she’s won this honor this season and her tenth over her career.

The FIU Panthers return to action on January 23rd in competition against Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Alesha Breckon

Alesha (Olesen) Breckon began her swimming career when her parents put a pool in the back yard. They enrolled Alesha and her brother in the local summer league in an effort to make sure they were "water safe." At the end of the summer, she joined Blue Tide Aquatics in …

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