Stanley Wu and Aly Tetzloff Win SEC Swimmer of the Week

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Florida’s Stanley Wu and Auburn’s Aly Tetzloff, both juniors, have been named Swimmers of the Week for the Southeastern Conference. Read more about all weekly award-winners below.

Male Swimmer of the Week
Stanley Wu • Florida
Junior • Concord, Fla.

Wu recorded three B-cut times at the Auburn Invitational. He won both the 100 breaststroke (53.67) and 200 breaststroke (1:58.07) with season-best times. Wu posted a career-best time in the 200 IM (1:48.67), good for third place.

Male Diver of the Week
Ian Forlini • Georgia
Senior • Warminster, Pa.

In Georgia’s win over Emory, Forlini won both springboards. He went 354.53 on 1-meter and 373.50 on 3-meter. Both efforts were season bests and improved his NCAA Zone qualifying standards. Forlini helped the Bulldogs finish 7-1-1 overall this season, and Forlini and his fellow seniors ended their careers 30-5-1.

Male Freshman of the Week
Brandonn Almeida • South Carolina
Freshman • Sao Paulo, Brazil

Almeida placed first in every event he competed in at the Virginia Tech ‘Technotational’. During the three-day meet, he made the NCAA B-Cuts in the 1650 freestyle and 400 IM, recording the Gamecocks’ second-best time this season in the 1650 freestyle and third-best time in the 400 IM.

Female Swimmer of the Week
Aly Tetzloff • Auburn
Junior • Crown Point, Ind.

Tetzloff won two events with B-cut times at the Auburn Invitational. She swam a career-best 22.08 in the 50 free. Tetzloff also swam a career-best 51.79 in the 100 fly.

Female Diver of the Week
McKensi Austin • Georgia
Junior • Crown Point, Ind.

In Georgia’s win over Emory, Austin won both springboards. She took the 1-meter with 296.93 points and the 3-meter with 356.18 points. Both totals are career bests for Austin and improved her NCAA Zone qualifying standards. Austin helped the Lady Bulldogs improve to 9-0, marking the program’s 15th undefeated regular season.

Female Freshman of the Week
Maddie Wallis • Georgia
Freshman • Boston, Mass.

In Georgia’s win over Emory, Wallis won an individual race and was on two victorious relays. She won the 100 backstroke in 54.27. Wallis anchored the 200 medley relay that won in 1:43.38 and led off the 400 freestyle relay that won in 3:24.64. Her 100 freestyle leadoff split of 50.37 was a season high.

Press release courtesy of the SEC.

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Author: David Rieder

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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