Anne Marie May Earns Counsilman Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week Honors

Dec. 18, 2009

Senior swimmer Anne Marie May earned the Counsilman Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week award, it was announced by on Thursday. The honor comes after she had a phenomenal showing at the Finis Collegiate Invitational at Belmont Plaza.

May's best swim was in the 50 freestyle when she captured first place with a time of 22.34 seconds, which is the fastest time by a women's collegiate swimmer so far this season.

The time is also one of five NCAA "B" qualifying standards she achieved during the three-day meet.

May had an additional individual win in the 100 free, posting a time of 49.44 (a "B" cut). She took second in the 100 breaststroke, posting a time of 1:03.85.

The senior also assisted the Gaucho relays to four first-place finishes. In the 200 free relay, she led-off with a mark of 22.70 as the team posted a "B" qualifying time of 1:31.94. The Gauchos also achieved NCAA consideration times in the 400 medley relay (3:46.27) and 400 free relay (3:23.34). UCSB rounded out its top finishes with a first place 200 medley relay (1:43.58) with May swimming the breaststroke leg.

UCSB edged out UNLV to capture the meet title.

In addition to this award, May was also named the Golden 1 Credit Union/ Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week.