SEC SWIMMING AND DIVING ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
SEC FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Lindsay Gendron, Tennessee
Jr. • Bloomington, Ill.
Gendron won three individual events as Tennessee defeated Ohio State 191-109 in a dual meet. Her times in the 200 free (1:47.53) and 500 free (4:46.99) are both NCAA B-cut standards, and she also won the 1000 free in 9:47.40. Gendron ranks top-10 nationally in four freestyle events, including first in the 1650, and has yet to lose an individual race this season.
SEC FEMALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
Patricia Kranz, South Carolina
So. • Davie, Fla.
Kranz swept the 1-meter and 3-meter boards during South Carolina’s 169-126 win over College of Charleston. She took the one meter springboard with 344.93 points and was victorious in the 3-meter with 372.38 points. Both scores are career-highs and her 1-meter mark ranks first in the SEC this season.
SEC FEMALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Faith Johnson, Tennessee
High Point, N.C.
Johnson won the 50 free (23.08) and 100 free (50.20) during Tennessee’s dual meet victory over Ohio State, helping UT improve to 5-0 this season. Her times in the 50 and 100 free were career bests and her 23.08 finish in the 50 is the fastest by a Lady Vol this season. Johnson also helped the team win the 400 free and 200 medley relays.
SEC MALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Sam Tierney, Missouri
So. • Plano, Texas
Tierney claimed two individual wins and was a part of a relay victory in Mizzou’s meet vs. Georgia on Nov. 9. He won the 200 breaststroke in an NCAA ‘B’ time of 1:59.46, which is just 0.02 seconds off the fastest time in the SEC this season. Tierney also clocked a 48.59 in the 100 backstroke to win the event, a time that is also the second-fastest in the SEC. Tierney was also a member of Mizzou’s winning 200 medley relay team that claimed the event with a swim of 1:29.74.
SEC MALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
Cole Miller, South Carolina
So. • Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Miller won the 3-meter dive with 424.05 points as South Carolina bested College of Charleston on Friday. His score on the 3-meter springboard ranks second in the conference and was 3.38 points shy of the school record. Miller claimed 380.18 points on the 1-meter board, putting him third in the SEC in that event.
SEC MALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Matias Koski, Georgia
Koski won two events and scored valuable points in two others in Georgia's 151-147 win over new SEC rival Missouri. He led off the victorious 400 freestyle relay (2:58.70) with a season-best 100 split of 44.91, an event the Bulldogs needed to win to pull ahead. Koski also won the 50 freestyle with a season-best 20.46 while finishing third in the 200 free and fourth in the 100 free. He tallied 25 points individually and on relays in the four-point win.