IRVINE, Calif, February 5. UC Irvine senior Phil Garcia (Servite HS) has been named the Big West Athlete of the Week for his performance against UC San Diego last week. Garcia helped the Anteaters to victory against UC San Diego, winning the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events.
His times in the 50 (21.04) and 100 (46.08) are the fastest among UCI swimmers this season. Garcia's time of 1:42.82 in the 200 freestyle along with his other two times were all season-bests. Garcia is the first male swimmer to be honored more than once this season after winning the award on January 7th.