Dec. 22, 2015
Safra earned Male Swimmer of the Week honors after leading the Georgia Tech men to a 136-69 victory over Cincinnati and a 166.5-38.5 win over Florida Atlantic. The senior posted two first-place finishes in the meet, touching first in both the 1000 free and the 500 free. Safra swam the 500 free in 4:30.66, while his 1000 free time of 9:18.63 places him in the top 10 in the conference in the event.
Wang was named Female Swimmer of the Week after helping the Yellow Jackets to a 116-89 win over Cincinnati and a 149-55 win over Florida Atlantic. The freshman posted an individual win in the 100 free, as well as two relay wins in the 200 free relay and the 200 medley relay. Wang finished the 100 free event in 51.49 to place first out of 15 competitors.
“I’m very proud of both Yuval and Iris,” head coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “It was a great week for our team, and I’m happy that two of our members were honored by the ACC this week.”
The Jackets will return to action Jan. 16 when they take on Duke, Indiana and Michigan at McAuley Aquatic Center.
For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Women’s Championships will be held March 16-19, followed by the Men’s Championships March 23-26. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2007 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.