Pac-12 announces men’s Swimmer and Diver of the Week
ARIZONA’S JUSTIN WRIGHT NAMED MEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
STANFORD’S TAREK ABDELGHANY TABBED MEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference announced today that ARIZONA’S Justin Wright was named Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week and STANFORD’S Tarek Abdelghany was voted Pac-12 Men’s Diver of the Week.
Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Justin Wright, Sr., Arizona (Fresno, Calif.)
Wright competed in four events last week in No. 16 Arizona’s dual meets against No. 1 California (99-194) and No. 5 Stanford (123-165). Opening the weekend, Wright took first in the 200-yard butterfly breaststroke (1:45.80) in the meet against Stanford and also finished second in the 100-yard butterfly breaststroke (48.61). The returning 200 fly All-American swept both races against the top-ranked Cal team, coming in first in the 200 (1:44.70) and 100 (48.11) fly.
Diver of the Week: Tarek Abdelghany, Sr., Stanford (Ladera Ranch, Calif.)
Abdelghany collects his second-straight Pac-12 Diver of the Week award winning two-of-four events last weekend, adding two runner-up finishes. He helped an undefeated No. 5 Stanford team beat No. 16 Arizona (194-99) and No. 10 Arizona State (184-101). Abdelghany swept the 3-meter springboard event across the two days, finishing with 389.10 points on Friday and 383.70 points on Saturday. In the 1-meter, he came in second versus the Wildcats (304.95) and Sun Devils (334.28) behind teammate Ted Miclau.
The Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving/Men’s Diving and Championships (Feb. 21-24) and the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships (Feb. 28-Mar. 3) will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King Country Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.
All-session passes for the 2018 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Men’s/Women’s Diving Championships, as well as the Men’s Swimming Championships, are on sale to the general public and can be found here: pac-12.com/tickets
Swimmer: Connor Hoppe, CAL; Grant Shoults, STAN; Carsten Vissering, USC; Paul Ungur, UTAH
Diver: Casey Ponton; ARIZ; Nathan Connor Callahan, CAL; Nathan Makarewicz; UTAH
2017-18 PAC-12 MEN'S SWIMMER AND DIVER OF THE MONTH
|Swimmer of the Month||Diver of the Month|
|November||Christian Lorenz, ASU||Henry Fusaro, USC|
|December||Justin Lynch, CAL||Dashiell Enos, USC|
|Swimmer of the Week||Diver of the Week|
|Jan. 17||Abrahm DeVine, STAN||Tarek Abdelghany, STAN|
|Jan. 24||Justin Wright, ARIZ||Tarek Abdelghany, STAN|