Dec. 9, 2009
BERKELEY, CALIF. - California junior sprint freestyler Nathan Adrian has earned the Counsilman Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week Honor (Nov. 30-Dec. 6) for his performance at the Dec. 3-5 AT&T Short Course Nationals in Federal Way, Wash.
Adrian, from Bremerton, Wash., had two individual wins at the Short Course Nationals. He swam the fastest times in the country this season to win both the 50 (19.08, NCAA "A" time) and 100 freestyle (41.80, NCAA "A" time), and also swam to a third place finish in the 100 butterfly (46.62, NCAA "B" time).
The 2009 NCAA champion in the 50 and 100 free and the 2009 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year, contributed to three winning relays as well - the 200 freestyle relay (1:18.13, NCAA "B" time), the 400 freestyle relay (2:51.80, NCAA "A" time) and the 400 medley relay (3:11.00, NCAA "B" time). Adrian also swam on the second place 200 medley relay (1:26.16, NCAA "B" time).
The No. 3-ranked Cal men's swimming and diving team, under the direction of third-year coach David Durden, will next host The Cal Invitational all-comers meet Jan. 16-18, before opening its Pac-10 dual meet schedule Jan. 22 versus Arizona State (1 p.m.) and Jan. 23 versus Arizona (12 p.m.) at Spieker Aquatics Complex.