Halmai Named CCSA Women’s Swimmer of the Week; Bennet, Grubb Share Men’s Honors

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February 02nd, 2021 College

Courtesy: Coastal Collegiate Sports Association

Women’s Release

Charlotte, NC  Florida Gulf Coast University senior Petra Halmai has been named the CCSA Women’s Swimmer of the Week for February 2nd, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. Halmai swam to resounding victories in the 200 Fly and 400 IM against North Florida, completing her regular season undefeated in individual races at home with those wins on her Senior Day — as the only senior on the FGCU squad.


Petra Halmai, Senior, Dombovar, Hungary (FGCU)

  • Won a team-best two individual events during the recent win over UNF (171-104)
  • During the meet against the Ospreys, the team celebrated senior day and honored Halmai (the only member of the senior class)
  • Swam a 1:59.93 to win the 200 Fly, besting second place by nearly six seconds
    • Her time was less than a second away from an NCAA B Cut
    • Still leads the conference for this season in that event, having swam a 1:59.67 at the FGCU Invitational (Nov. 2020)
  • Touched the wall first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:17.94
    • Three seconds off the program record
    • Second in the conference this season
    • Less than a second away from an NCAA B Cut
  • Completed her regular season undefeated in individual races at home

(NO AWARD for Diver of the Week)

2020-21 Season Award Winners
Oct. 22  Swimmer: Delaney Carlton, UNC Asheville
Oct. 27  Swimmer: Lindsey Cohee, Liberty; Diver: Maddie Freece, Liberty
Nov. 3  Swimmer: Annamaria Hornyak, Georgia Southern
Nov. 24   Swimmer: Petra Halmai, FGCU; Diver: Reese Wakefield, FGCU
Jan. 19– CO-Swimmers: Anna Hogan, FGCU, and Mary Traylor, GWU; Diver: Katie Knight, GSU
Jan. 26   SwimmerPayton Keiner, Liberty; Diver: Lauren Chennault, Liberty
Feb. 2  Swimmer: Petra Halmai, FGCU

Men’s Release

Charlotte, NC–  This week’s CCSA Men’s Swimmer of the Week award will be shared by co-winners junior Tim Bennett of Gardner-Webb University and senior Ty Grubb of Bellarmine University, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.  Bennett got the nod for his strong performance in two events against Georgia Tech, while Grubb earned his share for top-three finishes in all four of his events against the University of Evansville this week.


Tim Bennett, Junior, Fishers, IN (Gardner-Webb)

  • 1st place 100 Back against Georgia Tech (50.70)
  • 2nd place 200 Free Relay (20.98 split)

Ty Grubb, Senior, Taylor Mill, KY (Bellarmine)

Swam 4 events this past weekend against University of Evansville:

  • 400 Medley relay breaststroke split 56.79 – 2nd place
  • 100 breaststroke 56.85 – 1st place
  • 50 free – 23.16 – 3rd place
  • 200 breaststroke  – 2.07.39 – 1st place

Ty Grubb is a senior/nursing major with a minor in nutrition, and is a dean’s list student

(NO AWARD for Diving this week)

2020-21 Season Award Winners
Nov.3  Swimmer: 
John Frye, Gardner-Webb
Nov. 24  Swimmer: 
Sergio Duran, Incarnate Word; Diver: Travis Saye, Incarnate Word
Jan. 13 Swimmer: 
Fernando Ruvalcaba Cruz, Incarnate Word; Diver: Dawson Mozisek, Incarnate Word
Jan. 19 Swimmer: 
Brady Fields, Gardner-Webb
Jan. 26 
Swimmer: Ty Grubb, Bellarmine
Feb. 2 CO-Swimmers: Tim Bennett, Gardner-Webb, Ty Grubb, Bellarmine

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