Olivia Ball and Meaghan Raab of Georgia’s women’s swimming and diving team have earned weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference, according to an announcement Tuesday by the league office.
Ball, a freshman from Powell, Ohio, was chosen as the SEC Female Diver of the Week. In No. 1 Georgia’s win over Emory last Saturday, Ball won the 1-meter springboard with 324.15 points and the 3-meter board with 369.08 points. Each points total marked a season high and increased her Zone qualifying score.[break] [break]
Raab, a freshman from Hummelstown, Pa., earned SEC Female Freshman of the Week honors after she won three individual events and was on a victorious relay. Raab swept the breaststroke events, taking the 100 in 1:04.83 and the 200 in 2:18.60, and she won the 200 individual medley in 2:00.82. Raab also helped the 200 medley relay win in 1:41.95.
Behind Ball and Raab, the Lady Bulldogs completed the dual meet portion of the season with an 11-0 record and the 13th undefeated season in school history. The Lady Bulldogs also pushed their home win streak to 94 straight dating back to Nov. 8, 1995. It’s noteworthy that Ball and Raab were born during that 1995-96 season.
Georgia’s next competition will be the SEC Championship Feb. 17-21 at Auburn. The Lady Bulldogs have won five straight conference titles.