October 18, 2016 - Somers, WI - This week's National Collegiate Swimmers-of-the-Week have been selected from Louisville, Missouri, Drury, Florida Tech, New York University, Rose-Hulman and Cumberlands. In addition to the eight National Selections, fifty one women's and forty four men's conference swimmers were selected.
Missouri senior Michael Chadwick was a bright spot for the Tigers in a 183-114 loss to #4 Alabama. Chadwick captured the 50 and 100 freestyles. Chadwick's 50 Free is the fastest in the country and 100 free ranks second behind last week's National Swimmer-of-the-Week Michael Jensen.
Florida Tech's Victor Furtado, a previous CollegeSwimming Conference Swimmer-of-the-Week honoree (February 1, 2016) earned his first national nod. Furtado captured the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle against Saint Leo. Furtado's time in the fly was faster than his 8th-place finish at last year's SSC Championships.
Carl Bartine earned the nod among Division III men. Bartine captued the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and led off Rose-Hulman's winning 400 Freestyle Relay at the Indiana Division III Invitational. It was the first National Selection for R-H since Orion Martin. Joseph Sedacca was selected as NAIA Swimmer of the Week. Sedacca led Cumberlands to a 195-75 win over Union with a sweep of the 50 and 100 freestyles.
In addition to National Swimmers-of-the-Week, CollegeSwimming selected forty-four conference swimmers of the week. Those selections were highlighted by Penn State Olympian Shane Ryan.