GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its weekly conference student-athlete of the week awards and for the second time this season junior Brian Bennett (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was named the men’s swimming and diving recipient for the week of December 6.
Bennett won two individual events last Friday at York (Pa.) College in a double dual meet with the host Spartans and Penn St.-Altoona. The men split the meet as they lost to York but beat Penn St.-Altoona 110-89. Bennett was part of a record setting 200-yard freestyle team as they set a new program record with a time of 1:36.25. The junior also won two events to pace the Bison. Bennett was the first to touch the wall in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.93) and was first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:07.19).
This marks the fourth NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week award for the GU swimming program. Bennett earned honors back on November 1 while freshman DJ Everton-Lovell (Norfolk, Va.) was honored on November 15 along with women’s swimmer Misella Tomita (Kahului, Hawaii). Gallaudet now has nine NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week awards for this season.
Gallaudet (3-3) will host Salem International University from West Virginia on Saturday, December 11, at 1 p.m.