March 10, 2009
SOMERS, WISC. - University of California sophomore Nathan Adrian has been named the Counsilman Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week, it was announced by Collegeswimming.com. Adrian was also selected as the 2009 Pac-10 Championships' Swimmer of the Meet.
Adrian, from Bremerton, Wash., had three individual victories last week at the 2009 Pac-10 Swimming Championships at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach to help the Golden Bears to a second place finish. He won the 50 freestyle (18.82, American, Pac-10, school and meet records), the 200 freestyle (1:32.98, NCAA "A" time and school record) and the 100 freestyle (41.64, NCAA "A" time, American, Pac-10, school and meet records). The Olympic gold medalist also swam the freestyle on Cal's winning 400 medley relay (3:03.30, NCAA "A" time, meet, Pac-10, and NCAA records), the second place 200 freestyle relay (1:16.36, NCAA "A" time), the second place 400 freestyle relay (2:48.62, NCAA "A" time) and the third place 800 freestyle relay (6:20.49, NCAA "A" time and school record).
Adrian won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as a member of the United States 400-meter freestyle relay, swimming in the prelims and helping Team USA set a then-world record time of 3:12.23. Adrian will next compete at the 2009 NCAA championships, March 26-28 in College Station Texas.