Kentucky’s Isaac Jones Named SEC Male Swimmer Of The Week

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October 16th, 2017 College, SEC

Press Release courtesy of SEC

Male Swimmer of the Week
Isaac Jones • Kentucky
Senior • Allansford, Australia

Jones led the Wildcats in a 1-2-3 sweep of both the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle events vs. Eastern Michigan. He posted a nation-leading swim in the mile with his time of 15:32.35. The Kentucky record-holder in the event, Jones won the mile by more than 30 full seconds as the second-place finished came in at 16:02.67. He won the 500 free by more than four full seconds. Jones also helped Kentucky’s relay team to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay, swimming the second leg with a 20.93 split.

Male Diver of the Week
Colin Zeng • Tennessee
Junior • Fujian, China

Zeng recorded his first diving sweep of his Tennessee career, earning the top spot in the 1-meter (377.50) and 3-meter (410.35) events as No. 18 Tennessee defeated No. 10 Auburn and No. 25 Wisconsin. His efforts on the 3-meter marked the first time he cleared 400 points on the boards this season. The win was UT men’s first dual meet victory against Auburn since 2008 and the first on the road since 1995 as part of a perfect 7-0 season.

Male Freshman of the Week
Hugo Gonzalez • Auburn
Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain

Gonzalez won all four of his individual events, sweeping the backstroke and IM events in a double dual meet with No. 18 Tennessee and No. 25 Wisconsin. His winning time in the 400 IM (3:47.78) is currently the fastest in the nation, while his top time is the 200 IM (1:47.15) ranks second. Gonzalez posted a winning time in the 200 back (1:45.53), the fourth fastest in the nation. He also swam on the winning 400 medley relay, with his 100 back split of 47.45 ranked as the second-fastest 100 back in the country.

Female Swimmer of the Week
Béryl Gastaldello • Texas A&M
Senior • Miramas, France

Gastaldello won three individual events and was a part of three winning relays as No. 5 Texas A&M took first place against Michigan State and No. 25 Notre Dame. She took first place in the 50 free (22.40) and 100 free (48.68), good for fifth place in the national rankings. Gastaldello also earned a first-place finish in the 100 fly (53.43), the sixth-fastest time in the nation. She was a part of the winning 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 200 free relay.

Female Diver of the Week
Brooke Schultz • Arkansas
Freshman • Fayetteville, Ark.

Schultz claimed the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard titles as Arkansas split its first two conference meets, defeating No. 11 Missouri and narrowly falling to South Carolina. She won the 1-meter with a score of 331.75 and the 3-meter with a score of 360.20.

Female Freshman of the Week
Bailey Bonnett • Kentucky
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Bonnett recorded two NCAA ‘B’ cut times in the dual meet against Eastern Michigan. She won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.43, and posted her second ‘B’ cut in the 400 IM, coming in second with a time of 4:19.38. Bonnett swam the fastest split of any athlete in the event in the 200 free relay at 23.58, helping Kentucky’s relay team win the event.

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