February 7, 2007

Senior Pat Cary Named National Swimmer-of-the-Week

Feb. 7, 2007

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Senior co-captain Pat Cary has been tabbed the National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week after winning two events to help UCSB cruise past Pacific in the season's final home meet Saturday.

Cary won the 200 butterfly by almost four seconds, recording a 1:47.73. He also took first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 48.92.

The Gauchos defeated the Tigers 153-109.

Stanford's Elaine Breeden won the honor on the women's side.

Winners were selected based on their performances between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 by a panel of collegiate coaches and nominated by coaches, sports information directors, conference representatives, and CollegeSwimming.com staffers.

UCSB returns to action Feb. 21-24 at the Big West Championships in Long Beach, where it will look to defend its 2006 league title.

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