Gendron, Johnson Earn SEC Honors

Nov. 13, 2012

Junior standout Lindsay Gendron and freshman Faith Johnson both earned their first SEC weekly swimming and diving awards of the season, the league office released Tuesday.

Gendron was named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week after winning three individual events for a third week in a row in the Lady Vols' 191-109 victory at home over Ohio State.

Johnson was named the SEC Female Freshman of the Week.

A native of Bloomington, Ill., Gendron scored a pair of NCAA B-cut times en route to winning the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 47.53 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (4:46.99). She also took first in the 1000 freestyle in 9:47.40.

Gendron has yet to lose an individual event this season, perfect through 10 races. She is ranked in the top 10 nationally in four freestyle events, including first in the 1650.

She has now been named SEC Swimmer of the Week twice in her career.

Johnson earned her first career SEC honors Tuesday following another strong performances in the sprint freestyles.

A native of High Point, N.C., Johnson swept the 50 and 100 freestyle events for the third consecutive meet, setting career bests in both races with times of 23.08 and 50.20 respectively.

The Tennessee swimming and diving program returns to competition this week for the Tennessee Invitational, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

Prelims begin each day at 10 a.m. Diving finals start at 5 p.m., followed by swimming finals at 6 p.m. Admission is free.





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