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

ALSO NOMINATED
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 
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