February 22, 2010

Tim Freeman Named UCSBgauchos.com Athlete of the Week

Feb. 22, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sophomore swimmer Tim Freeman has been selected as UCSBgauchos.com Athlete of the Week after record-breaking performances at last week's Big West Conference Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

Freeman posted the first of his two records in the 100 breaststroke on Friday evening. He captured the event title in a time of 53.90, which broke a 20-year old meet record. His time also broke the UCSB and conference record of 54:01 that was set by another Gaucho, Mark Anderson, in 1995.

The following evening, Freeman took second in the 200 breaststroke and his time of 1:56.86 set a new Gaucho standard. The previous school record was 1:58.31 and was set by Glenn Peoples in 1992.

The sophomore also helped lead the UCSB 200 medley (1:28.47) and 400 medley relays (3:14.74) to Big West titles. Both relay times, as well as both of his individual breaststroke event marks, are NCAA B-cuts.

Additionally, Freeman took fourth in the 200 individual medley, touching the wall in 1:50.03.