Lady Vol Seniors
Feb. 1, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Having already had two Lady Vols earn Southeastern Conference accolades this week, the awards kept rolling in for the University of Tennessee women's swimming & diving team, as the squad was honored by Swimming World Magazine and senior Jenny Connolly earned recognition from CollegeSports360.com.
Swimming World Magazine recognized the squad as the Performance of the Week after the Orange and White defeated Florida for the first time in program history. Against the second-ranked Gators, Tennessee won 12 events, broke a UT record and shattered five Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center pool records.
Connolly was one of 16 student-athletes to be named a Primetime Performer by CollegeSports360.com. The West Lafayette, Ind., native won two individual events and was on a pair of first-place relays.
The senior set pool records in both the 100y back and 100y fly, while also swimming a leg on the victorious 200y medley relay squad that swam the ninth-fastest clocking in UT history.
The criteria for the CollegeSports360.com awards program goes beyond simply the raw stats or results, instead taking into account the quality of the opposition, contribution to team success and other situational factors (such as all-around play, leadership, clutch efforts, adversity overcome, etc.).
The 10th-ranked Lady Vols return to action at the SEC Championships, which run Feb. 15-18.