Three Tiders Earn SEC Weekly Awards

A trio of Alabama swimmers and divers earned Southeastern Conference Honors this week, marking the fifth time this season that the Crimson Tide has earned three SEC honors in the same week.

Senior Mark Randall was named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week, senior Agustina de Giovanni was named SEC Female Swimmer of the Week and junior Adam Booher was named SEC Male Diver of the Week. It was De Giovanni's third such honor this season, the second for Randall and the first for Booher.

"Mark, Agustina and Adam had a great meet at Georgia," Alabama Coach Eric McIlquham said. "All three have had an outstanding regular season and look ready to continue that success on into the championship season."

De Giovanni came away with three wins against the No. 1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks last Saturday. She posted a 1:02.05 to win the 100 breaststroke and then came back to win the 200 breaststroke by eight seconds with a 2:13.85 before finishing off the meet with a 2:03.05 to win the 200 IM.

Randall won both the 500 and 1000 freestyles against Georgia and South Carolina, posting the NCAA and SEC's fastest 1000 time of the year, beating Georgia's Troyden Prinsloo, who previously held the top 1000 time in the SEC, in the process. Randall now holds the top 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle times in the SEC and has been dominant this season in the distance events. Nationally he is now ranked No. 1 in the 1000 and is second in both the 500 and 1650 freestyles.

Booher won the one-meter board in the tri-meet with a season-best score of 354.30, more than 20 points ahead of second place. He took second off the three-meter board with a 350.10, just two points behind teammate Aaron Fleshner.

Alabama finished off the regular season against UGA and USC and will return to action in two weeks at the SEC Championships in Athens, Ga.

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