Spock & York Earn UAA Swimmer of the Week Accolades
Emory University sophomore Ross Spock and freshman Michelle York were named the University Athletic Association's (UAA) Swimmers of the Week, following their standout performances at the Emory Fall Invitational last weekend.
Spock recorded four first-place finishes and an NCAA 'B' cut time during the last weekend's meet. His 'B' cut time came with a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.51 seconds. He finished first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.05, and as part of Emory's 200-yard medley (1:34.76), 200-yard freestyle (1:24.77), and 400-yard freestyle (3:09.73) relays. Spock also finished third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.99 seconds, fifth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.65 seconds, and third as the backstroke leg of the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:30.85. His finishes accounted for 105 points, helping the Emory men to a win at the meet.
Spock, the 2011 UAA Rookie of the Year, was named the UAA Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career.
York recorded two NCAA 'B' cut times during the Fall Invitational. She finished third in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.14, good for a provisional mark. She also had a 'B' cut time in the 400-yard individual medley, finishing fourth with a time of 4:34.26. York rounded out the meet with an eighth place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.36 seconds, and a 13th-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:12.55. Her finishes accounted for 46 points, helping the Eagles to a team victory.
This was the first UAA Athlete of the Week honor for the freshman.
The Eagles will return to action on Wednesday, facing tough competition in the top-ranked University of Georgia women, and the ninth-ranked UGA men, in Athens, GA.
The following Eagles have been named the UAA Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week this season:
October 24th: Sadie Nennig (Women's Swimming)
October 31st: Ryan Bass (Men's Swimming), Nancy Larson (Women's Swimming)
November 15th: Ross Spock (Men's Swimming), Michelle York (Women's Swimming)