Pac-12 Weekly Honors: Jack Alexy, Caroline Famous Lead Awards

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The Pac-12 announced its weekly swimming and diving honors.


  • Competed in four events to help the No. 2 Golden Bears to a win over No. 17 USC 193-106, scoring a total of 18 points across four events.
  • Swept the 50 (19.30) and 100 (41.49) yard free events, finishing just ahead of his fellow Cal Bear teammate.
  • Swimming a 19.10 split in the 200 Free Relay and anchoring the 400 Medley Relay, Alexy finished the weekend with another pair of wins, and a sweep.
  • First career Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Week.

PAC-12 MEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK: Geoffrey Vavitsas, Fr, CALIFORNIA (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

  • Took home two podium finishes in the Golden Bears victory over USC.
  • Finished second in the 1 Meter with a score that marked his best of the season and the fifth best in program history (321.80).
  • Finding another place in the Cal record book, the freshman scored a 317.40 on the 3 Meter to solidify his second top-10 record in the event and second place at the meet.
  • First career Pac-12 Men’s Diver of the Week.

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PAC-12 WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK: Caroline Famous, Sr., USC (Wayne, Pa.)

  • Competed against two top-5 opponents on the weekend, taking home six first-place finishes, two runner-up finishes and recording three career-best times.
  • The senior contributed 35 points individually and helped the No. 7 Trojans capture 33 relay points in both weekend meets to help take down No. 5 California and No. 4 Stanford.
  • Against the Golden Bears, Famous dipped under the 51 mark in the 100 Back (50.83) for the first time in her career, going on to record her first ever dual meet win in the 50 Free (22.32).
  • Her 100 Back split in the Trojans’ 400 Medley Relay win was the sixth-fastest in the country this season and her 50 Free time (22.16) was the 23rd.
  • Famous went on to take home first in the 200 Free Relay (1:27.68), 100 Back (51.36), 200 Medley Relay (1:35.40) and 100 Fly (52.62)
  • First career Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Week.

ALSO NOMINATED: Leah Polonsky, CAL; Aurora Roghair, STAN; Brooke Schaffer, UCLA; Summer Stanfield, UTAH; Emily Lundgren, WSU.

PAC-12 WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK: Nike Agunbiade, Gr., USC (Pacifica, Calif.)

  • The fifth-year Trojan went undefeated on the weekend, contributing 18 points and helping USC defeat the Bay Area schools for the first time since 1996.
  • Against No. 5 Cal, Agunbiade scored a 267.5 on the 1 Meter and 299.90 in the 3 Meter.
  • During what was her final meet at the Trojans’ Uytengsu Aquatics Center, she took home the top spot in the 1 Meter (267.15) and 3 Meter (299.90), winning by more than 15 points on both boards.
  • Second career Pac-12 Women’s Diver of the Week award and first of the season (Feb. 14, 2023).

ALSO NOMINATED: Eden Cheng, UCLA; Sydney Kowalski, UTAH.

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