Luca Urlando, Abby McCulloh, Mona McSharry Share Weekly SEC Honors

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Tennessee's Mona McSharry; Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

Luca Urlando, Abby McCulloh, Mona McSharry Share Weekly SEC Honors

Georgia’s Luca Urlando was been named the men’s swimmer of the week in the weekly SEC Honors, while teammate Abby McCulloh and Tennessee’s Mona McSharry shared the women’s swimmer of the week nods.

Georgia also claimed the women’s freshman of the week via Dune Coetzee in the awards announced Tuesday. LSU swept the diver of the week honors via Juan Celaya-Hernandez and Montserrat Gutierrez Lavenant, the latter of whom shared the women’s award with Sarah Rousseau of Missouri. Alabama’s Kaique Alves is the men’s freshman of the week.

Urlando led the Bulldogs to wins over South Carolina and North Carolina. He won three races in NCAA B-cut times, including the nation’s fastest 100 backstroke time (46.32 seconds) in the win over South Carolina. He posted top-six times in the 100 fly (46.43) and 200 fly (1:43.37) against North Carolina.

Celaya-Hernandez won both springboard events at the Rocky Mountain Invitational. The fifth-year senior and Mexican Olympian scored 437.05 points on one-meter and 434.25 on three-meter, besting opposition from Air Force, Denver and Wyoming.

Alves won the 100 fly and 200 free for the Crimson Tide in a meet at Birmingham Southern. The freshman from Brazil anchored the winning 200 medley relay and swam on the winning 400 free relay.

Abby McCulloh finished on the podium in four races in Georgia’s wins over North Carolina and South Carolina. The freshman won the 1,000 free against UNC in 9:44.84, the second-fastest time in the nation, and added the ninth-fastest in the 500 free (4:47.25). McCulloh also won the 1,000 free and was second in the 500 against the Gamecocks.

McSharry’s was Tennessee’s leading point-getter in topping Louisville on Thursday. The sophomore and Irish Olympian won both breaststroke events against the Cardinals, posting the fourth-fastest time in the nation in the 200 (2:10.19). She also was on the winning 200 medley relay.

Like her fellow Mexican LSU teammate, Gutierrez Lavenant won the one-meter event at the Rocky Mountain Invitational, scoring 312.40. She was the runner-up on three-meter (316.55).

Rousseau dominated the diving events in a dual meet with Arkansas. The senior won the one-meter event (282.90) and three-meter (330.38), then finished as the platform runner-up.

Coetzee won the 200 free in her collegiate debut against North Carolina. She was also third in the 100 fly. The South African won the 500 free against South Carolina with the ninth-fastest time in the nation in 4:47.21, then finished second in the 200 fly.

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