Pac-12 Conference Weekly Honors: Alexei Sancov, Charity Pittard Lead Group

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The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that Alexei Sancov of USC was named Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Week and Utah’s Tony Chen was voted Pac-12 Men’s Diver of the Week.

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PAC-12 CONFERENCE MEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK: Alexei Sancov, So., USC (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
Sancov earned two wins for USC at the home-hosted meet against Minnesota last week. The sophomore swimmer opened the day with a time of 1:38.07 to win the 200-yard freestyle, and closed out the day with a top time of 1:50.81 in the 200-yard individual medley. Sancov was also named Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month in November.

PAC-12 CONFERENCE MEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK: Tony Chen, So., Utah (Cypress, Calif.)
Chen had a strong start at the UCLA Diving Invitational last week, capturing the 3-meter springboard title with a score of 742.50 on the first day of competition. The California native capped off the meet with a score of 608.70 and fourth place finish in the 1-meter springboard. Chen earns his first-career diver of the week honor.

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PAC-12 CONFERENCE WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK: Charity Pittard, Fr., Utah (Eagle, Idaho)
Pittard (Eagle, Idaho) helped the Utes to three wins this weekend, defeating Washington State (173.5-85.5), Nevada (150-108) and Denver (160-102). Pittard took first place in five events over the two days of competition. On Friday, versus WSU and Nevada, Pittard won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.03) and 200-yard individual medley (2:05.49).

On Saturday versus Denver, the freshman swimmer won the 100 breaststroke (1:04.62), 200 breaststroke (2:18.05) and 400 IM (4:29.89). Pittard helped the Utes extend their win streak to four and earned her first Swimmer of the Week/Month honor this season.

PAC-12 CONFERENCE WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK: Carolina Sculti, So., Stanford (Rye, N.Y.)
Sculti (Rye, N.Y.) posted the top mark in Saturday’s 3-meter diving championship on the second day of competition at the Bruin Diving Invitational. Sculti’s combined score of 657.30 led the pack ahead of second-place finisher Daphne Wils (656.15) of Hawai’i. This is Sculti’s first Diver of the Week/Month honor this season.

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