Oct. 24, 2012
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech sophomore Andrew Kosic has been honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week, while senior Brandon Makinson has repeated as the Men’s Diver of the Week. The Yellow Jacket men are one of six ACC teams ranked or receiving votes in the first release of the CSCAA Top 25 poll.
Kosic earned his first career ACC weekly award after pulling off an impressive double victory in both the 50 free (20.63) and 100 free (45.15) in last week’s narrow loss to Georgia at the GT Aquatic Center. It marked the second-consecutive meet and third time in his career that Kosic won both sprint freestyle events in the same meet. The West Chester, Pa., native also anchored the winning 200 medley relay in 1:31.17.
Makinson is a repeat winner of the Men’s Diver of the Week honor as the senior won both springboard events and broke his own school record on the 3-meter board in the dual meet versus Georgia. The native of Alberta, Canada broke his own 3-meter record in the season-opener, then smashed it versus UGA by 13 points with a winning score of 422.55. His winning 1-meter score of 375.23 was .02 shy of his own school record.
The Yellow Jackets (1-1) return to the pool Saturday, Nov. 3 when they host Virginia Tech and Florida Gulf Coast at the GT Aquatic Center at 11 a.m.