Stanford's Shaun Phillips Named Pac-10 Men's Swimmer of the Month
March 13, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD's Shaun Phillips has been named the Pac-10 Men's Swimmer of the Month for February, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Phillips, a junior from Spring Hill, Tenn., helped lead Stanford to two victories in three meets, as the Cardinal rose to No. 1 in the national rankings with wins over then-top ranked Cal State Bakersfield (Division II) on Feb. 3 and then-top ranked and unbeaten California on Feb. 18.
At Bakersfield, the Cardinal posted a 134-115 win over the Roadrunners. Phillips won the 50-yard freestyle in 21:03 and the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.63. The following day at USC, he swam the 500-yard freestyle in 4:20.31 and the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:08.46. Both times were season bests.
Against California, Phillips broke the school and Stanford pool record in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 8:50.93. Jeff Kostoff set the previous school record in 1986 (8:52.04). Kostoff set the pool record (8:54.61) 21 years ago. Later in the meet, Phillips broke the pool record in the 500-yard freestyle, touching in 4:19.26.
This is the first monthly honor for Phillips and Stanford's second Swimmer of the Month honor all-time.
2005-06 PAC-10 MEN'S SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Oct. - Jonas Tilly, Jr., CAL.; Nov. - Ous Mellouli, Sr., USC and Hongzhe Sun, Jr., STAN; Dec. - Ous Mellouli, Sr., USC; Jan. - CJ Nuess, So., ASU; Feb. - Shaun Phillips, Jr., STAN.
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