SEC Swimming and Diving names Athletes of the Week

SEC FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK

Susanna White, Arkansas

Jr. • Forest, Va.

 

White led the Arkansas swim team, contributing to four event wins in the team’s dual-meet victory at Missouri State on Nov. 9. She tied for first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.79 and won the 100 free in 51.25, setting a pool record at the Hammons Student Center previously set by Missouri State’s Amber Green in 2011. During the 200 freestyle relay, White contributed a split time of 23.62 and the team recorded a total time of 1:34.33, breaking another pool record at HSC by 1.95. The previous pool record of 1:36.28 was set in 2006 by Southern Illinois.

SEC FEMALE DIVER OF THE WEEK

Kahlia Warner, Florida

So. • Queensland, Australia

Warner swept both springboards with season best scores during Florida’s win over Alabama on Thursday. The Gators won 15 of 16 events in a 179-113 victory over the Crimson Tide. Warner took the one-meter with a six-line total of 307.13 and the three-meter with a six-line total of 353.03.

SEC FEMALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Danielle Valley, Florida

Bradenton, Fla.

 

Freshman Danielle Valley excelled in the middle distance events in the Gators’ victory over Alabama. She won the 500 freestyle in an NCAA B cut and career-best time of 4:49.25, a mark that ranks second on the team and 16th in the country. Valley also placed second in the 200 freestyle behind teammate Sinead Russell in a time of 1:49.63, which was a new personal best.

SEC MALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK

Sebastien Rousseau, Florida

R-Sr. • Cape Town, South Africa

 

Rousseau was one of nine Gators to earn individual victory against Alabama in the O’Connell Center on Thursday. He won the 200 butterfly in an NCAA B cut time of 1:45.71, which is the nation’s fifth fastest mark as of Monday. Rousseau also helped the 400 free relay group post the fastest time in the event (2:58.20), delivering a third leg split of 44.52.

 

SEC MALE DIVER OF THE WEEK

David Bonuchi, Missouri

Sr. • Columbia, Mo.

 

Senior David Bonuchi swept the springboard events in Mizzou’s 155-88 win over Missouri State on Nov. 8. He notched a season best score of 402.67 points on the 1-meter to easily win the event. The total was more than 50 points higher than his previous best. Bonuchi then tallied 390.97 points to win the 3-meter as well.

 

SEC MALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Anton McKee, Alabama

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

 

McKee won the 200 yard breaststroke against an impressive field that included Florida’s Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez and Matt Elliott, each of whom has a top-five time in the event this season. McKee has the third best time in the event this season, touching the wall in 1:57.98. The freshman also swam a close race in the 100 yard breaststroke finishing ahead of Elliott who has the seventh best time nationally. McKee ranks sixth nationally in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.67.

 

Press release courtesy of the SEC Digital Network.

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