Three Swimmers Garner Conference Honors
Amber McDermott


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Jan. 8, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia swimmers Amber McDermott, Hali Flickinger and Chase Kalisz earned weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.

McDermott was named the SEC's Female Swimmer of the Week, while Flickinger and Kalisz were chosen as the SEC's Female and Male Freshman of the Week, respectively.

In Georgia's sweep of North Carolina State and Savannah College of Art & Design on Saturday, McDermott won two individual events. She took the 500 freestyle in 4:58.12 and the 1,000 freestyle in 10:04.19. McDermott also led off an 800 freestyle relay that came in third in 7:38.20. Saturday's meet marked McDermott's first action since suffering a wrist injury in mid-November.

Flickinger won three individual events and was victorious on one relay. She swept the butterfly races, claiming the 100 in 55.81 and the 200 in 1:59.49, and she won the 200 backstroke in 1:59.38. Flickinger led off the 200 freestyle relay that won in 1:34.63.

Kalisz, a mid-year enrollee, made his Georgia debut a memorable one as he won three events. He took the 200 butterfly in 1:50.33, the 200 breaststroke in 1:59.58 and the 200 individual medley in 1:48.61. Kalisz swam the second leg of a 800 freestyle relay that placed third in 6:50.47 as the Bulldogs topped North Carolina State and Savannah College of Art & Design.

Georgia's teams will return to Gabrielsen Natatorium on Saturday at 11 a.m. to take on Texas in the final home dual meet of the year. Georgia seniors Kelsey Gaid, Megan Romano, Allison Schmitt, Martin Grodzki and Brett Roberson will be recognized before the competition. There is no charge for admission.

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