HOUSTON – The University of Houston Swimming & Diving program concludes a stellar weekend of swimming at the Phill Hansel Invitational with a sweep of The American Athletic Conference Weekly Awards.
Seniors Peyton Kondis and Lauren Burrell were tabbed for weekly awards as Kondis was named The American Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week, while Lauren Burrell was tabbed The American Diver of the Week.
Kondis won a trio of individual events at the Phill Hansel Invitational, breaking and re-breaking school records. The Breaststroke specialist swam the fifth-fastest time in the NCAA this season in the 100 Breaststroke at 59.16, the 14th-fastest time in the NCAA this season in the 200 Breaststroke at 2:09.60 and the 27th-fastest time in the NCAA in the 200 Individual Medley at 1:58.28. Kondis took first-place in all three events at the meet, earning multiple NCAA B-Cut qualifying times.
Burrell helped the Houston divers sweep the diving events at the Phill Hansel Invitational earning first-place finishes in both the 1-meter and the 3-meter. In the 1-Meter, Burrell racked up 288.20 points in the final and earning 54.60 points on her first attempt after successfully completing a Forward 2 ½ Somersault Pike. In the 3-Meter the senior notched a total of 311.85 points, earning 67.20 points on her fourth attempt after completing a Reverse 2 ½ Somersault Tuck. Both of Burrell’s marks were NCAA Zone Diving qualifiers.
This is the fourth and fifth weekly award for the Cougars this season, as well as the second straight for Kondis and the first for Burrell this season.