Atherley, Wolst Claim A-10 Weekly Honors
Colonials sweep Performer of the Week awards after American tri-meet
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington's Gemma Atherley and Tommi Wolst have been named Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week. The Colonials swept the conference's top weekly honors thanks to a strong showing in a tri-meet last Saturday against local foes American and Georgetown.
Atherley was unbeaten in three events as the women earned a split against the host Eagles and Hoyas. The sophomore from the Channel Islands set a Reeves Aquatic Center pool record in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:52.38 to win by nearly four seconds.
Wolst was honored after winning all three of his swims, including a pair of pool-record efforts, to help the men complete a sweep.
Wolst set an individual mark in the 100-yard butterfly by touching in 50.14 seconds. The Cleveland State transfer also swam a leg on GW's record-breaking 200-meter medley relay, combining with Gustav Hokfelt, Emils Pone and Patrick Lersch, to win in 1:33.37. He recorded a victory in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.75 seconds), as well.
It's the first A-10 weekly honor for Atherley, who is the first GW woman to claim the award since Paola Leor won it on Nov. 8, 2010. Wolst was recognized by the conference for the second time this season after sharing the weekly award with Owen Wright of Massachusetts on Nov. 7 following a win against Davidson.
GW returns to action Saturday for Senior Day at Charles E. Smith Center Pool. The Colonials will welcome Old Dominion for an 11 a.m. start. (The senior recognition ceremony is slated to begin at 10:45 a.m.)
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