MELBOURNE, Fla. - University of Tampa swimmer Brett Saunders was recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week for his performances in the opening weekend of the 2019-20 season.
Saunders was a workhorse for the Spartans in a pair of dual-meet victories over SSC opponents Florida Southern College and Rollins College. The Newark, Del., product was part of the winning 400 Medley Relay and later took the top spot in the 100 Breast (58.39) and the 200 Breast (2:09.29), while also finishing third in the 400 IM (4:11.16) against No. 16 FSC. Saunders returned to the pool in Saturday's home opener against the Tars, winning the 200 Back (1:53.04) and finishing second in the 200 Breast (2:10.58). The weekly award is the second of his career.
Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of October 21 - 27, 2019. Athletes are nominated by Sports Information Directors of member institutions.