CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Florida Gulf Coast freshman Viktoria Hyddmark (Lund, Sweden) has been selected as the CCSA Women’s Swimmer of the Week, while Georgia Southern freshman Cassandra Smith (Cartersville, Ga.) has been selected as the CCSA Women’s Diver of the Week for meets competed Oct. 22-28.
Hyddmark earned first place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard backstroke against Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida Atlantic and Tampa in FGCU’s first home meet. She also posted a first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly against Tampa, and helped the 200-yard medley relay team swim to a first place finish against Florida Atlantic and Tampa. Hyddmark started her successful meet in the 200-yard medley relay, where she swam first for her team in the 50-yard backstroke and recorded a time of 27.95, which was the fastest time of every first-leg swimmer. In her second event, Hyddmark reached the wall in 58.70 in the 100-yard backstroke, which was good for first-place. In the 200-yard backstroke, she beat out all 13 racers with a time of 2:04.54 for her second individual win. Hyddmark’s times in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke rank No. 1 in the League. Hyddmark swam the 100-yard butterfly for her last event, and finished in a time of 1:00.46, beating out all Tampa swimmers. Hyddmark’s wins helped her team defeat Tampa with a score of 231-62.
Smith posted a third-place finish in the 3-meter dive and a fourth-place finish in the 1-meter dive, with scores of 193.27 and 189.07, respectively, against Davidson this past weekend. Smith sits in the top sixteen in both events.