Arizona State's C.J. Nuess and Caitlin Andrew Named Pac-10 Swimmers of the Month

Jan. 9, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE men's swimmer C.J. Nuess and women's swimmer Caitlin Andrew have been named Pac-10 Swimmers of the Month for December, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nuess, a senior from Medical Lake, Wash., currently holds the nation's fastest collegiate 400 IM time after winning the event at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas. Nuess came in second in the 1,650 free with a time of 15:01.63 putting him at third on ASU's all-time lists. In addition, he finished third in the 500 free (4:20.81) and had NCAA consideration times in the 200 IM (1:47.63), 200 breast (1:58.93), and 200 fly (1:47.79). Those swims place Nuess at second-fastest all time, fourth and eighth, respectively, on ASU's all-time lists.

This is the second monthly honor for Nuess and Arizona State's second men's Swimmer of the Month honor all-time.

Andrew, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, helped lead her team to a first place finish in the 200 free relay with an NCAA automatic qualifying time and a school record setting time of 52.89 at the Texas Invitational. She also came in second in the 100 fly (52.89) and third in the 100 back (54.11). Andrew set her fifth individual school record when she swim the 200 back in 1:56.77. In addition, she recorded four NCAA automatic qualifying times and three NCAA consideration times.

This is the second monthly honor for Andrew and Arizona State'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; Dec. - C.J. Nuess, ASU.

2007-08 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Nov. - Rebecca Soni, USC; Dec. - Caitlin Andrew, ASU.

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