Jan. 26, 2011
By Todd Mounce, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - One day after being named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, CollegeSwimming.com has announced that Lindsay Gendron has been tabbed the Counsilman-Hunsaker Division I National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week following her remarkable showing against second-ranked Georgia on Jan. 22.
Against the Lady Bulldogs, Gendron recorded victories in both the 200y and 500y free events with season-best times. Her 200y time of 1:45.35 broke the AJIAC pool record and ranks seventh in the country and third in the conference. Her first-place time of 4:44.46 in the 500y free was good enough to defeat NCAA mile champion Wendy Trott by .19 seconds.
The Bloomington, Ill., native also competed in the 50y free for the first time in a dual meet this season and just missed obtaining an NCAA B-cut mark in a runner-up performance. In addition, Gendron was a member of the 400y relay quartet that finished second with a B-cut time of 3:21.04.
By being given the accolade, it mark the second occasion this season an Orange and White swimmer has received the award as sophomore Kelsey Floyd was selected on Jan. 12 following the Virginia dual meet.
In the latest TYR / CSCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Poll released today, Tennessee remained in 10th.
The Lady Vols return to action on Jan. 29, when the team travels to Gainesville, Fla., to take on the No. 8 Gators at Stephen C. O'Connell Center at noon.