SEC Announces Nils Wich-Glasen and Julie Meynen as Swimmers of the Week

Photo Courtesy: Reagan Lunn/Georgia Tech Athletics

The Southeastern Conference announced its weekly honorees Tuesday, and that list included South Carolina junior Nils Wich-Glasen and Auburn freshman Julie Meynen.

Male Swimmer of the Week
Nils Wich-Glasen • South Carolina
Junior • Coburg, Bayern, Germany

In South Carolina’s dual meet against Duke, Wich-Glasen earned first-place finishes with B-cut times in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. His time in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:57.38) set a new pool record at the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion, besting the previous time (1:58.91) he set in 2015. Wich-Glasen currently has six first-place finishes this season, with four coming over SEC schools.

Female Swimmer of the Week
Julie Meynen • Auburn
Freshman • Luxembourg

Meynen swept the sprint freestyle events in a dual meet with No. 5 Texas. She won the 50 free in 22.75, out-touching second place by .01 seconds and the 100 free in 49.89 seconds, out-touching second place by .09 seconds. Meynen also swam the second leg of the winning 200 free relay. She is undefeated in the 100 free this season and has swept the sprint freestyle events in the Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas dual meets.

Female Diver of the Week
Julia Vincent • South Carolina
Junior • Gauteng, South Africa

Vincent took first place in both springboard events in the dual meet against Duke. She scored 306.53 in the one-meter and a season best 373.28 in the three-meter, qualifying her for Zone diving in both.

Female Freshman of the Week
Karling Hemstreet • Texas A&M
Cedar Park, Texas

Hemstreet swept the 200 free and 200 backstroke in the Aggies’ win over the Mean Green of North Texas. The freshman touched the wall in 1:49.82 in the 100 free and 2:05.19 in the 200 back for her first wins as a collegian.

Press release courtesy of the SEC.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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