SEC SWIMMING AND DIVING ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
SEC FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Elizabeth Beisel, Florida
Sr. • North Kingstown, R.I.
Elizabeth Beisel showed world class speed to win three events versus a California squad consisting of five Olympians, four NCAA Champions and a star-studded freshman class led by four-time 2012 Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin. The senior won the 500 freestyle in 4:45.91 and bested Franklin by over five seconds. Beisel also won the 400 IM in 4:09.54 and took home gold in the 200 free in 1:48.15. She led the Gators to a 181-109 victory over Missouri on Thursday after winning the 1000 freestyle (9:43.79) and the 100 backstroke (54.29).
SEC FEMALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
Ann-Perry Blank, Georgia
Sr. • Moultrie, Ga.
Blank won both springboards in Georgia's win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday and the victory at LSU on Friday. She took the 1-meter with 290.03 points and the 3-meter with 343.73 points against LSU. The senior improved her NCAA Zone qualifying score and established her career-best figure on the 3-meter against the Tigers. Against Georgia Tech, she won the 1-meter with 295.27 points and the 3-meter with 339.52 points.
SEC FEMALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Kara Kopcso, LSU
Kopcso won a pair of events against Georgia and Arkansas, the only wins for an LSU swimmer, male or female, over the weekend. She took first in the 200 fly (1:59.06) versus Georgia and later won the same event versus Arkansas in 2:01.00. Kopcso also produced two third-place finishes in the 100 fly and 200 IM against the Razorbacks.
SEC MALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Sean Lehane, Tennessee
So. • Naperville, Ill.
Lehane was one of two Vols to win multiple events during Tennessee’s 172-128 victory over South Carolina on Friday. He won the 200 backstroke in 1:45.51 for the eighth time in his career and was victorious in the 100 back in 48.36. Those marks rank first and second in the SEC, respectively. Lehane also took second in the 200 IM in 1:53.35 and swam the anchor leg of the 400 free relay team that won in 3:01.72.
SEC MALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
Cole Miller, South Carolina
Jr. • Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
For the second week in a row, Miller produced big results for the Gamecocks on the springboard. He claimed the 3-meter board title vs. Tennessee with 409.28 points, his second consecutive week scoring over 400 points in that event. The junior finished second on the 1-meter board with 328.65 points.
SEC MALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
David Heron, Tennessee
Mission Viejo, Calif.
Heron won a pair of events in Tennessee’s dual meet victory over South Carolina. He was first in the 1000 freestyle (9:17.80) and later held off South Carolina's Gerard Rodriguez at the end of the meet to win the 500 freestyle in 4:31.98. He was one of two Vols to win multiple events versus the Gamecocks.