TCU Swimmers & Divers Earn Four Weekly Big 12 Awards

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October 07th, 2021 Big 12, College, News

Courtesy: TCU Athletics

IRVING, Texas – First-years Geremia Freri, Olivia Rhodes and David Ekdahl all earned Big 12 weekly honors for the week of Oct. 4. Freri was named Men’s Swimmer of the Week, Rhodes was named Women’s Newcomer of the Week and Ekdahl earned both Men’s Diver and Newcomer of the Week.

Ekdahl won both the 1-meter and 3-meter against Incarnate Word on Sept. 24 with scores of 363.97 and 370.72, respectively. He now holds the school record on the 1-meter and is third on TCU’s all-time list on the 3-meter. Both scores earned him Zone cuts.

Freri notched three wins against the Cardinals, starting with his win in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:40.21. He then won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:37.35 and rounded out the night with a victory in the 400 IM with his time of 3:59.67.

On the women’s side, Rhodes took first in three events. She was on the winning 400 medley relay team that was victorious with a time of 3:51.02. In individual events, Rhodes won her first of her collegiate career in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.01. Her time of 53.31 was also good for first in the 100 freestyle.

Both teams were victorious against Incarnate Word, with the women’s team winning 177-123 and the men’s squad winning 165-135.

Up Next

The Horned Frogs will travel to Miami for the FIU TYR Classic on Oct. 8-9 while also hosting UT Permian Basin on Oct. 9 at the University Recreation Center.

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