Oct. 30, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The BIG EAST named men's swimming and diving senior Ben Smith (Sudbury, Mass.) Athlete of the Week as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon. Smith's double first-place finishes and relay team performance in the loss to La Salle earned him the conference recognition.
Smith swam the third leg of a second-place 200 yard relay team that finished in 1:28.24. His split time was 21.74. Smith also notched two first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 butterfly, touching the wall at 51.51 and 1:55.31, respectively.
Also mentioned in the BIG EAST's Weekly Swimming Notebook was senior Roxy Tammadge (Durban, South Africa) who registered a top conference time last week in the 1000 freestyle finishing in 10:05.57 against James Madison and West Virginia.
Pittsburgh's Veronica Lee earned the female Athlete of the Week award.
Smith, Tammadge and the rest of the Wildcat swimming and diving team will face Connecticut, Georgetown and Rutgers at Rutgers next weekend.