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Swimmers sweep CCSA awards, again

The FGCU swimming and diving team has swept the CCSA weekly awards.

Sophomore Katie Armitage was titled Women’s Swimmer of the Week while junior diver Ashley Wright took Women’s Diver of the Week. This is the fifth time this season the Eagles have taken both weekly titles.

“I’m excited for the girls to gain the recognition they deserve,” said FGCU head coach Neal Studd. “They both work extremely hard, and it’s good to see them get the results.”

Armitage has now been named the Women’s Swimmer of the Week twice this season. In the Eagles’ recent home quad meet, she put season-best breaststroke times on the books: 100 yards at 1:01.27 and 200 yards at 2:14.90. These events tallied her 11th and 12th event wins of the season.

FGCU sophomore Katie Armitage swims the breaststroke during FGCU’s meet with Rice last week. (Photo by Linwood Ferguson)

FGCU sophomore Katie Armitage swims the breaststroke during FGCU’s meet with Rice last week. (Photo by Linwood Ferguson)

Armitage already holds the FGCU records for the 100 and 200 yard events and got the second and third fastest times in the home meet on Saturday, Jan. 9. Although she didn’t beat her personal best in the breaststroke, her commendable performance brought her within .05 seconds of the FGCU program record of the 200-yard IM.

Alongside Armitage’s performance, Write earned her fifth, and well deserved, title as the CCSA Women’s Diver of the Week. She earned her personal best in Saturday’s meet on the one-meter board. Her 280.20 mark took a second-place finish in the meet and a third-place spot in FGCU’s program history.

Write’s 274.20 in the high-dive competition was also ranked in program history as the eighth best. She now holds five of the top 10 scores in FGCU program history in the one-meter and three-meter drives. This is her first season with the Eagles.

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