Garriock earns national honor

Garriock earns national honor

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo junior Natalia Garriock has been named the recipient of the Division II National Swimmer of the Week award, for her performances in last week's meet at the University of Tampa.

Garriock recorded two individual first-place finishes, and was a part of two first-place relay showings.

In the second individual event of the day, Garriock touched the wall in 1:54.61 to win the 200 Freestyle. Later on during the meet, Garriock won the 100 Freestyle with an NCAA "B" standard time of 51.14 seconds.

Garriock also swam the anchor leg for Saint Leo's first-place team in the 200 Medley Relay, which posted a winning time of 1:49.02. She swam the first leg of the Lions' first-place squad in the 400 Free Relay, with a 100 time of 51.52.

Garriock is the second Saint Leo swimmer to earn the National Swimmer of the Week award this season; men's swimming junior Hunter Bains captured accolade earlier this season on October 12, 2016. selects their National Swimmer of the Week honorees independently of any weekly conference honors, and without input from the institution or its conference office.

The Lions have just under three weeks to prepare for the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Swimming Championships, which begin Thursday, Feb. 16, in Orlando, Fla.

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