South Carolina’s Almeida Named SEC Male Freshman Of The Week

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February 06th, 2018 College, SEC

Press Release courtesy of SEC

Male Swimmer of the Week
Stanley Wu • Florida
Junior • Concord, Fla.

Wu recorded three B-cut times at the Auburn Invitational. He won both the 100 breaststroke (53.67) and 200 breaststroke (1:58.07) with season-best times. Wu posted a career-best time in the 200 IM (1:48.67), good for third place.

Male Diver of the Week
Ian Forlini • Georgia
Senior • Warminster, Pa.

In Georgia’s win over Emory, Forlini won both springboards. He went 354.53 on 1-meter and 373.50 on 3-meter. Both efforts were season bests and improved his NCAA Zone qualifying standards. Forlini helped the Bulldogs finish 7-1-1 overall this season, and Forlini and his fellow seniors ended their careers 30-5-1.

Male Freshman of the Week
Brandonn Almeida • South Carolina
Freshman • Sao Paulo, Brazil

Almeida placed first in every event he competed in at the Virginia Tech ‘Technotational’. During the three-day meet, he made the NCAA B-Cuts in the 1650 freestyle and 400 IM, recording the Gamecocks’ second-best time this season in the 1650 freestyle and third-best time in the 400 IM.

Female Swimmer of the Week
Aly Tetzloff • Auburn
Junior • Crown Point, Ind.

Tetzloff won two events with B-cut times at the Auburn Invitational. She swam a career-best 22.08 in the 50 free. Tetzloff also swam a career-best 51.79 in the 100 fly.

Female Diver of the Week
McKensi Austin • Georgia
Junior • Crown Point, Ind.

In Georgia’s win over Emory, Austin won both springboards. She took the 1-meter with 296.93 points and the 3-meter with 356.18 points. Both totals are career bests for Austin and improved her NCAA Zone qualifying standards. Austin helped the Lady Bulldogs improve to 9-0, marking the program’s 15th undefeated regular season.

Female Freshman of the Week
Maddie Wallis • Georgia
Freshman • Boston, Mass.

In Georgia’s win over Emory, Wallis won an individual race and was on two victorious relays. She won the 100 backstroke in 54.27. Wallis anchored the 200 medley relay that won in 1:43.38 and led off the 400 freestyle relay that won in 3:24.64. Her 100 freestyle leadoff split of 50.37 was a season high.

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