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Centre sweeps weekly SAA swimming and diving awards
ATLANTA - Earlier today the Southern Athletic Association released its weekly awards for swimming and diving and for the first time since the league's inception in 2012, all four awards went to student-athletes from Centre College.
Freshman Sarah Phillips (Lexington, Ky.) picked up her first SAA Women's Swimmer of the Week honors of her collegiate career. On Friday night against Asbury, Phillips posted a season-best time of 1:59.72 in the 200-yard freestyle. Phillips then won her second event, the 100-yard freestyle, and was also a member of the 200 freestyle relay team that won. In the relay, Phillips posted a split time of 24.92 seconds. On Sunday against Birmingham Southern and Trinity (Texas), she swam the 200-yard individual medley, winning the event in 2:16.31. Finally, Phillips posted a 100-yard freestyle time of 54.38 seconds.
Senior Sarah Hayhurst (Newburgh, Ind.) earned the SAA Women's Diver of the Week award after sweeping the competition with a commanding victory in the Senior Night meet against Asbury on Friday. Hayhurst scored 314.9 and 333.3 points in a pair of dominant performances in the regular season finale
On the men's side, sophomore Arthur Ensign-George (Louisville, Ky.) won the SAA Men's Swimmer of the Week after swimming the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 146.90 and the 500-yard freestyle in 450.36. After winning both of those events, he came back on Sunday against BSC and Trinity and posted a season-best time in the 1000 Free in 9:57.15.
Senior Brad Nordin (Paintsville, Ky.) received his first SAA Men's Diver of the Week award after posting a clean sweep against Asbury on Friday. Nordin scored 249.6 points on the 1m board and followed up that performance with a career best 237.2 points in the 3m competition.
The next meet for the Centre swimming and diving teams will be the SAA Championships on Feb. 14-17.