Florida State, Tampa Swimmers Lead National Honors



Florida State, Tampa Swimmers Lead National Honors A record-setting performance by Florida Gulf Coast's Margie Chamberlin and a NCAA 'A' time by Tampa breaststroker Aleksander Hetland helped the pair earn Counsilman Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week honors. The pair, named by a panel of coaches and also the respective Division I Women's and Division II Men's honorees. In addition to the Sunshine Hetland and Chamberlin, Florida State University's Andy Hodgson and Tampa University's Ellie Eshleman earned weekly laurels. There were no Division III recipients in the season's first ballot. The four were selected based on their performances October 6-12 by a panel of collegiate coaches.

Division I

Margie Chamberlin, Florida Gulf Coast University
Chamberlin (Land O' Lakes, FL) established new school and Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) records in the 200 butterfly (2:02.93) and 100 butterfly (56.96) in leading FGCU to a 162-138 win over Florida Atlantic University. The junior also assisted the winning 200 Medley (1:32.56) and 400 Freestyle Relays (3:18.20).

Andy Hodgson, Florida State University
Hodgson (Blackpool, England) had two individual wins the Seminoles’ 198-97 win over Florida Atlantic. Hodgson was victorious in the 200 Free (1:39.82) and 200 Back (1:50.46). The junior also made a contribution to the 2nd place 200 Medley (1:38.26).

Division II - Women

Dana Glodek, University of Tampa
Glodek (Norristown, Pa) aided her team in a 147 - 80 victory over Florida Southern with her win in the 200 fly (2:07.40-under last year’s A cut) and her assistance on the winning 200 medley relay (1:56.54). With the outcome of the meet well in hand, the freshman exhibitioned the 100 fly (59.07) and 200 IM (2.14.57-under last year’s B cut), posting times that would have won both events.

Division II - Men Aleksander Hetland, University of Tampa
Hetland (Oslo, Norway) helped his team defeat Florida Southern 140-105. Hetland won the 200 Breast (2:13.72) and the 100 Breast (55.61 - NCAA ‘A’ Qualifying Time). The senior also contributed to the 200 Medley Relay (1:40.64) and he lead off the exhibition 200 Free Relay (1:28.45).

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