Men's Swimmer of the Week: Kieran Smith, Florida
Florida's Kieran Smith, a sophomore from Ridgefield, Conn., won two individual events in Florida's win at Minnesota (178.5-116.5). Smith posted a B-cut time in the 200 free of 1:35.13, the second fastest time in the nation. He also earned first place in the 100 free with a time of 44.07, tying for the third best time in the nation in the event. His exhibition time of 1:47.27 in the 200 IM is the third fastest time in the nation.
Men's Diver of the Week: Alex Farrow, Florida
Florida's Alex Farrow, a senior from Naples, Fla., finished second in the 1-meter springboard with a score of 328.08, the top score in the conference this season in the event. Farrow finished fourth in the 3-meter with a score of 318.38 in Florida's win at Minnesota.
Men's Freshman of the Week: Eric Friese, Florida
Florida's Eric Friese, a freshman from Potsdam, Germany, won two individual events in the Gators' win at Minnesota. Friese placed first in the 50 free with a time of 20.42, the 15th fastest time in the nation. He also touched the wall first in the 100 fly with a time of 48.46, the 13th fastest time in the nation.
Women's Swimmer of the Week: Julie Meynen, Auburn
Auburn's Julie Meynen, a senior from Luxembourg, posted the fastest times in the nation in both the 50 free (22.05) and 100 free (48.20) at the SMU Women's Classic. Meynen was also a part of the first-place 200 free relay and 800 free relay for the Tigers.
Women's Diver of the Week: Ashley McCool, Florida
Florida's Ashley McCool, a junior from Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, swept the springboards events in the Gators' win at No. 18 Minnesota. McCool placed first in the 1-meter with a score of 305.85 and in the 3-meter with a score of 338.40.
Women's Freshman of the Week: Caitlin Brooks, Kentucky
Kentucky's Caitlin Brooks, a freshman from Gainesville, Fla., helped No. 19 UK defeat No. 9 Indiana for the first time since 2007 and top No. 16 Notre Dame in a tri-meet in Lexington. Brooks took the top spot in the 100 back with a time of 54.20, the 14th fastest time in the nation. She also placed second in the 200 back behind teammate Asia Seidt with her time of 1:57.24, the 10th fastest time in the nation. Brooks helped UK earn first place in the first event of the tri-meet, leading off the 200 medley relay (25.20).