Five Tennessee swimmers earn SEC weekly awards

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Five University of Tennessee aquatic athletes have earned Southeastern Conference weekly honors.

Anna-Julia Kutsch and Lyubomir Epitropov were named SEC Swimmers of the Week. Josephine Fuller and Jordan Crooks were each named Freshman of the Week as the Vols and Lady Vols swept Duke and Queens University.

Diver Bryden Hattie was named the SEC’s Co-Diver of the week after his performance in the UT Diving Invitational at Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatics Center.

Kutsch was named SEC Female Swimmer of the Week after she won the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. She was also a member of two Lady Vols’ relay teams that posted top times.

Epitropopov, a transfer from East Carolina, claimed weekly honors as he won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:00.55 and took second in the 100 breaststroke (54.89).

Fuller, the SEC’s Female Freshman of the Week, accounted for three victories and a third-place finish for the Lady Vols against Duke and Queens.

She won the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke events and was a member of UT’s “C” team in the 200 free relay team that took third.

Crooks was named Male Freshman of the Week after he won the 100 freestyle and took second in the 50 freestyle. He also helped UT take second in both the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay.

Hattie was named Male Co-Diver of the Week after his performance at the UT Invitational as he swept the platform events.