FIU’s Chue, Burrell Sweep AAC Weekly Swim & Dive Awards

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January 09th, 2024 AAC, College, News

Courtesy: FIU Sports

IRVING, Texas – FIU swimmer Christie Chue and diver Paige Burrell were named the American Athletic Conference Swimmer & Diver of the week, as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

Chue shined in the FIU Sprint Invite this past Wednesday, Jan. 3. She racked up three first-place finishes in the 50-breast (29.12), 100-free (53.37), and 100-breast (1:05.25), while notching a top three placement in the 100-IM (1:00.04). It marks the third AAC Swimmer of the Week honor for Chue as she earned the awards on Nov. 7 and Nov. 21.

Burrell, the fifth-year student took home first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events in the FIU Sprint Invite against the likes of divers from Alabama and UMass. Burrell scored a 295.95 on the 1-mtr and followed it up with 327.55 on the 3-mtr. It is the second time the Lansdale, Pa. native earned the award, taking it home on Nov. 7.

The Panthers welcome in Florida Gulf Coast for senior day on Saturday, Jan. 20. Events are set to begin at 11 a.m. from Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center.

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