Emmanuel College Sports Information Department
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - Santiago Aguilar was voted male Swimmer of the Week for the Appalachian Swimming Conference for the week ending January 25, 2015:
Aguilar led the way for the Lions as they fell in a dual meet to Limestone College on Saturday, January 24. In his first individual event, the sophomore from Bogota, Colombia touched second in the 1000 Freestyle in 10:03.32. Aguilar would go on to finish first in the 200 Butterfly in 1:56.19 and first in the 500 Freestyle in 4:54.63. Aguilar's current conference ranks include the following: 500 Freestyle (14th), 1000 Freestyle (2nd), 100 Backstroke (19th), 200 Backstroke (17th), 100 Butterfly (6th), and the 200 Butterfly (3rd).
Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest, commented: "This marks the 7th EC swimmer to earn - ASC Swimmer of the Week - this season. Every single week our team competed a male or female EC athlete earned swimmer of the week. The most of any team in the conference. This is definitely a confidence builder as we head to conference champs in 2 weeks."
Emmanuel College swimming is in its first season as a member of the Appalachian Swimming Conference. Each week, coaches nominate one male and one female athlete. Coaches then vote on who to select as "Swimmer of the Week". There are 15 teams in the ASC including: Brenau, Wheeling Jesuit, Mars Hill, Urbana, Saint Andrews, Union, Asbury, WVU Tech, Notre Dame, Alderson Broaddus, Emmanuel, Milligan, King, Warren Wilson, LaGrange.