The following is a press release courtesy of the SEC:
Male Swimmer of the Week
Matias Koski • Georgia
Junior • Duluth, Ga.
In Georgia’s victory at South Carolina on Saturday, Koski recorded three individual wins and was on a first-place relay. He claimed the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.25, the 100 freestyle in 44.85 and the 1,000 freestyle in 9:07.10. Koski also anchored the 400 freestyle relay that won in 3:00.59. Behind Koski, Georgia won every individual event and both relays. The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 overall, including a 3-0 mark against SEC foes.
Male Diver of the Week
Mauricio Robles • Tennessee
RS Junior • Monterrey, Mexico
Competing in his first meet since Nov. 14, Robles took first place in the one- and three-meter events and took second place in the platform in the UT Diving Invitational. He scored a 387.40 in the 1-m, a new season-high. Robles later broke the 400-point mark on 3-m for the fourth time this year (won event with a 405.40). He scored a 364.90 in the platform, his first competition in that event this season.
Male Freshman of the Week
Gunnar Bentz • Georgia
Freshman • Atlanta, Ga.
In Georgia’s victory at South Carolina on Saturday, Bentz recorded two individual wins and was on a first-place relay. He claimed the 200 breaststroke in 2:00.52 and the 200 butterfly in 1:49.66.Bentz led off the 400 freestyle relay that won in 3:00.59.
Female Swimmer of the Week
Hali Flickinger • Georgia
Junior • Spring Grove, Pa.
In Georgia’s win at South Carolina on Saturday, Flickinger recorded three individual victories. She claimed the 500 freestyle in 4:47.44, the 100 backstroke in 54.31 and the 200 individual medley in 2:00.83. Behind Flickinger, Georgia won every individual event and both relays. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-0, including a 4-0 mark against SEC foes.
Female Diver of the Week
Lauren Reedy • Missouri
Junior • Rochester Hills, Mich.
Reedy continued her dominant 2014-15 season at the Tennessee Diving Invite, racking up two event wins over the weekend. She secured the 3-meter title on the first day of competition behind a score of 342.60. Sitting in third place after four dives, Reedy rallied with back-to-back scores of 57.00 and 65.00 on her final two dives to catapult in to first. She followed that performance by taking the crown in the 1-meter on day two with a score of 320.40. Reedy already owns the school record of 352.43 set earlier this season. She outscored 43 other divers to win both events. Reedy wrapped up the three-day meet by finishing 11th in the platform competition with a 212.50.
Female Freshman of the Week
Erin Metzger-Seymour • Missouri
Freshman • Westminster, Colo.
Metzger-Seymour claimed the first event win of her career in the 200 Free, clocking a 1:51.90. Her personal best time of 1:48.76 in the event already sits her at 10th all-time in school history. Metzger-Seymour also tied teammate Danielle Barbiea in the 100 fly with a 55.74 and finished third in the 200 fly with a 2:03.77. Metzger-Seymour’s solid day helped Mizzou finish 3-1 in dual action, falling only to No. 14 Arizona.
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