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Rudolf National Swimmer of the Week



  GAINESVILLE - Freshman Roland Rudolf was named the Division I men's National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week by following last weekend's performance in which he won four individual events and earned three NCAA provisional qualifying standards.

  On Jan. 20, Rudolf helped lead the Gators to a sweep of the backstroke events in a tri-meet against Alabama and South Carolina with a career-best time of 49.93. He won the 200 backstroke with an NCAA provisional time of 1:46.79.

  On Jan. 19 against Auburn, he earned first-place in the 200 back in 1:45.24 and won the 500 free  in 4:24.14. He won second in the 200 free with a personal-best 1:38.19.

  Rudolf is the second Florida swimmer to earn NCSW honors this season, joining sophomore Lucas Salatta who won the award on Oct. 25. Florida is the only school in the nation this year to have two different swimmers honored as National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:14pm]


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