Jan. 28, 2014
MacLean was chosen as the SEC Co-Female Swimmer of the Week (along with Elizabeth Beisel of Florida), while Smoliga was chosen as the SEC Female Freshman of the Week based on their efforts in the Lady Bulldogs' win over Tennessee last Saturday. For Smoliga, this marks her fourth honor of the season.
MacLean, a sophomore from Toronto, Ontario, gave the Lady Bulldogs an early lead in the meet when she won the 1,000 freestyle and the 200 freestyle in back-to-back races. Her time of 9:36.85 in the 1,000 freestyle is the top effort in the nation this season. MacLean also claimed second in the 500 freestyle.
Smoliga, a native of Glenview, Ill., won the 100 backstroke and came in second in the 100 freestyle. Smoliga also led off off the victorious 200 medley relay and anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay.
MacLean and Smoliga helped the Lady Bulldogs extend their UGA all-sports home winning streak to 88 straight. The Lady Bulldogs' streak began on Nov. 8, 1995 (when MacLean was 20 months old and Smoliga was 11 months old).
Georgia will entertain Alabama on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the final regular-season meet. Georgia's 11 seniors will be recognized in a pre-meet ceremony.
Georgia will be serving as the host school for the SEC Championships Feb. 18-22.