Stanford's Eugene Godsoe and USC's Rebecca Soni Named Pac-10 Swimmers of the Month

Dec. 5, 2007

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD's men's swimmer Eugene Godsoe and USC's women's swimmer Rebecca Soni have been named Pac-10 Swimmers of the Month for November, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Godsoe, a sophomore from Greensboro, N.C., did not lose a single backstroke event through the first three competitions in November as he helped the Cardinal win their meet against Washington, and won all three backstroke events at the Cal Triple-Distance meet and led Stanford to their fifth-straight Nike Cup victory.

Against Washington, he was part of the winning 400 medley and 200 free relays and won the 200 back in 1:47.65. At the Cal Triple-Distance competition, he placed first in the 50, 100, and 200 back. During the three-day Nike Cup competition, Godsoe helped Stanford win the 200 and 400 medley relays and placed first in the 100 and 200 back.

This is the first monthly honor for Godsoe and Stanford's fourth men's Swimmer of the Month honor all-time.

Soni, a junior from Plainsboro, N.J., broke the NCAA record in the 200 breaststroke on Saturday at the Husky Invitational in Seattle. Soni swam a 2:07.08, breaking a record set at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships. This swim also broke Soni's own USC record in the event.

Also at the Husky Invitational, Soni won the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.40, a season-best effort that bettered her already NCAA qutomatic qualifying time. She also swam automatic qualifying time in the 400 IM and posted a season-best 2:00.70 in the 200 IM.

This is the second monthly honor for Soni and USC's second women's Swimmer of the Month honor all-time.

2007-08 PAC-10 MEN'S SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Nov. - Eugene Godsoe, STAN.

2007-08 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Nov. - Rebecca Soni, USC.

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