Florida’s Stokowski, Pearl Earn SEC Freshman of the Week Nods

by SwimSwam 0

October 30th, 2018 College, SEC

Courtesy: Florida Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.Vanessa Pearl was named the SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office on Tuesday. This is her third honor in four weeks.

Pearl’s swim of 4:13.02 in the 400 IM was the second-fastest time in the NCAA for the week and seventh-best mark on the season. Her time was a personal-best and was an NCAA B Cut. Pearl’s time in the 100 Breast was the third-best in the SEC for the week, ninth best in the NCAA. Her time of 1:01.77 was an NCAA B Cut in the 100 Breast. Her time of 2:14.79 in the 200 Breast was the ninth-best swim for the week in the NCAA and was the fourth best in the SEC. She was also a member of the 200 medley relay team that posted the fourth-best time in the NCAA for the week and ninth best on the season in the NCAA. The relay swim was the second-best mark in the SEC this season. All of Pearl’s times were the fastest times by an SEC freshman for the week.

Full List of Week 4 Award Winners:
Women’s Swimmer: Claire Fisch, Auburn; Erika Brown, Tennessee
Women’s Diver: Lizzie Cui
Women’s Freshman: Vanessa Pearl, Florida

Kacper Stokowski earned the SEC Freshman of the Week on Tuesday, as the league announced its weekly honors.

Stokowski’s time of 46.76 in the 100 Back was the fastest time in the NCAA for the week and the second fastest on the season in the NCAA. His time in the 100 Free was the fastest by an SEC freshman and the second-fastest swim by a freshman in the NCAA for the week. He was a member of the 400 Free relay team that posted the third-best time in the NCAA, with a 2:56.83. As a member of the 200 Medley Relay team, he contributed to the fifth-best time in the NCAA on the year and second best time in the SEC on the week.

Full List of Week 4 Award Winners:
Men’s Swimmer: Robert Howard, Alabama
Men’s Diver: Colin Zeng, Tennessee
Men’s Freshman: Kacper Stokowski, Florida

The Gators return to the pool on Friday, Nov. 2, for the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown with in-state rival Florida State.

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