FORT MYERS, Fla. – After their performances last weekend, freshman Emma Svensson (Uppsala, Sweden/Celsiusskolan) and junior Maegan Butler (Orangburg, N.Y./Tappan Zee HS/FAU) helped the FGCU Swimming and Diving team sweep the weekly Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) awards for the fourth time this season, earning Swimmer of the Week and Diver of the Week, respectively, for the week ending on January 11.
FGCU is 8-2 in dual meets and has received many contributions from Svensson, who has recorded three individual NCAA qualifying times in the 50 free (22.54), 100 free (49.49) and 100 back (53.88), while also a part of two relay teams that posted NCAA B Cuts in the 400 free relay (3:24.48) and the 200 medley relay (1:40.77).
This past weekend, Svensson earned two individual victories in the 50 free (23.17) and the 100 back (56.79), finishing first against Georgia Tech, Liberty and North Dakota. In the 200-yard medley relay, she swam the first leg in 25.77, helping the Eagles place first over Georgia Tech with a time of 1:45.37.
In the dual meet against Radford, the Uppsala, Sweden product earned first-place finishes in the 200 free (1:57.17) and the 100 breast (1:06.60) to help FGCU secure its 19th-straight win in conference meets. In the 200 free relay, she swam the anchor leg in 22.86, fastest among all competitors, helping the relay team finish second.
Butler, competing in her first meet with the Eagles, placed first in the 3-meter dive against Radford with a score of 270.90, which qualifies her for NCAA Diving Zone B. Butler also scored a 256.28 in the 1-meter dive against the Highlanders. The Orangeburg, N.Y. native earned two sixth-place finishes overall in the 1-meter dive and the 3-meter dive against Georgia Tech, Liberty and North Dakota with scores of 213.80 and 213.75, respectively.
The Green and Blue are back in the pool in two weeks against UNF in Jacksonville, Fla. on Friday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.
For more information about the FGCU women’s swimming and diving team visit www.FGCUAthletics.com and follow @FGCUSwimandDive on Twitter for more updates.
2011-12 Swimmers of the Week:
Oct. 5 – Leah Daniel, FGCU
Oct. 12 – Emma Svensson, FGCU
Oct. 18 – Charlotte Cornet, Campbell
Oct. 26 – Erin Curry, Liberty
Nov. 3 – Elaina Lanson, Georgia Southern
Nov. 9 – Emma Svensson, FGCU
Nov. 16 – Sarah Graif, College of Charleston
Nov. 23 – Emma Svensson, FGCU
Dec. 8 – Meredith Nakano, Davidson
Jan. 11 – Emma Svensson, FGCU
2011-12 Divers of the Week:
Oct. 5 – Alex Valder, FGCU
Oct. 12 – Kamryn McNamara, FGCU
Oct. 18 – Heather Magill, VMI
Nov. 3 – Kaliya Burton-Akright, Davidson College
Nov. 9 – Cayla Collins, FGCU
Nov. 23 – Julia Moomaw, UNF
Jan. 11 – Maegan Butler, FGCU