Svensson Garners CCSA Swimmer of the Week Honor
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 | by Matt Judd
Photo by Jim Dostie
Photo by Jim Dostie

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sophomore Emma Svensson (Upsala, Sweden/Celsiusskolan) of the FGCU swimming and diving team has been named Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Swimmer of the Week, announced by the league Wednesday. This is Svensson’s first CCSA Swimmer of the Week honor this year and fifth career. 

Svensson received CCSA All-Conference and Most Outstanding Female Freshman Performer of the Meet by the conference last season.

In a quad meet against North Dakota, Georgia Southern and Liberty, Svensson was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay that finished in a time of 1:43.77 and the 200-yard freestyle relay that won with a time of 1:34.85.  Both relays set pool records and she also won both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events with times of 23:39 and 51.19, respectively.

FGCU has earned four CCSA Swimmer of the Week and three Diver of the Week honors in just 12 weeks and have won the most out of any school in the conference. Senior Maegan Butler (Orangeburg, N.Y./Tappan Zee/FAU) has garnered Diver of the Week two times this season while sophomore Cayla Collins (Largo, Fla./Osceola) received the award in the first week of voting. Freshmen Jennifer Morgan (Edmonton, Alberta/Harry Ainlay), Julie Leth-Espensen (Vanloese, Copenhagen, Denmark/Falkonergaardens Gymnasium) and senior Eva Lehtonen (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams HS/Florida) have all received Swimmer of the Week accolades.

The swimming and diving team will be back in action January 19, when they travel to Miami, Fla. to compete against FIU in a dual meet. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.