Murphy, Harnish & McMahon Headline SEC Weekly Awards

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January 14th, 2020 College, SEC

Courtesy: Southeastern Conference

Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Camden Murphy, Georgia

Georgia’s Camden Murphy, a junior from Novi, Mich., recorded 18 points in Georgia’s win over No. 4 Texas A&M. Murphy swept the butterfly events, posting NCAA B-cut times in the 100 (47.27) and the 200 (1:45.54). In addition to his individual victories, he helped lead the Bulldogs’ 400 freestyle relay team to a meet-clinching win, posting a 44.93 split on the second leg. Murphy also swam a split of 20.95 on the butterfly leg of Georgia’s runner-up finish in the 200 medley relay.

Men’s Diver of the Week: Kurtis Mathews, Texas A&M

Texas A&M’s Kurtis Mathews, a junior from Albury, Australia, swept the springboard events at No. 11 Georgia. Matthews recorded top scores of 398.85 in the 1-meter and 447.53 in the 3-meter.

Men’s Freshman of the Week: Brooks Curry, LSU

LSU’s Brooks Curry, a freshman from Atlanta, Ga., totaled three individual wins against No. 7 Missouri and Delta State. Curry won both freestyle events against Missouri with top times of 43.96 in the 100 free and 1:36.93 in 200 free. Against Delta State, he won the 100 back (48.66). Curry was on the winning 200 free relay against Missouri and the 400 free relay against Delta State.

Women’s Co-Swimmers of the Week: Kensey McMahon, Alabama and Courtney Harnish, Georgia

Alabama’s Kensey McMahon, a sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., won three individual events as Alabama earned a 180-120 victory over Florida State. McMahon placed first in the 200 free (1:49.25), the 500 free (4:47.31) and the 1650 free (16:24.00). Her NCAA B-cut time in the 1650 was the fastest time by nearly 40 seconds.

Georgia’s Courtney Harnish, a junior from York, Pa., placed first in three individual events as well as a relay as Georgia defeated No. 19 Texas A&M. Harnish went 4-for-4 in her races with a sweep of her individual freestyle events, touching the wall first in the 200 free (1:47.49), the 500 free (4:49.62) and the 1000 free (9:59.12). She also swam a split of 50.68 as a part of the winning 400 free relay.

Women’s Diver of the Week: Alison Maillard, Auburn

Auburn’s Alison Maillard, a senior from Houston, Texas, won both diving events to score 18 points for the Tigers in their 202-93 win over Georgia Tech. Maillard earned NCAA zone-qualifying scores in both events. Her 347.55 points in the 3-meter competition was her second-highest score of the season. She also posted a score of 310.50 in the 1-meter.

Women’s Freshman of the Week: Talia Bates, Florida

Florida’s Talia Bates, a freshman from Gainesville, Fla., posted two individual wins and was a part of a winning relay in the quad meet wins over Vanderbilt, Liberty and North Florida. Bates touched the wall first in the 100 back (54.44) and the 100 fly (54.45) and swam a 48.94 split as a part of the first-place 400 free relay.

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