PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The American Athletic Conference honored three members of the University of Connecticut swimming and diving teams on Tuesday, as juniors Taryn Urbanus (Quincy, Mass.) and John Brice (Bala Cynwood, Pa.) earned Diver of the Week honors, while Jeff Magin (Brookfield, Conn.) was named the Male Swimmer of the Week.
Urbanus enjoyed a tremendous two days on the boards this weekend, sweeping the 1 and 3-meter events against Boston College (Jan. 24) and Seton Hall (Jan. 25). She accumulated the most points (298.57) in the 1-meter on Saturday, and she won the 3-meter against the Eagles with a score of 282.75 points.
On Sunday, Urbanus once again led the charge for the Husky divers, capturing the 1-meter event after posting a score of 286.05. She followed that performance up with another great showing in the 3-meter, tallying a top score of 305.25.
Brice was dominant this weekend, sweeping the 1 and 3-meter events against the Eagles and Pirates. He totaled the most points (364.43) in the 1-meter on Saturday, and he won the 3-meter against Boston College with a score of 325.12 points.
Brice was equally as brilliant on Sunday, capturing the 1-meter event after posting a score of 361.73. He also tallied the top score (292.95) in the 3-meter.
Magin had a sensational weekend, as he totaled seven top times throughout the two days. He won four individual wins, starting in the 100-yard backstroke on Saturday against the Eagles which he won with a time of 51.27. He captured first place in the 200-yard backstroke (1:53.51), and he was also part of the Connecticut teams that finished second (1:33.58) in the 200-yard medley relay and first (1:24.41) in the 200-yard freestyle.
Against the Pirates, the junior tallied four more top times. He won the 100-yard backstroke (51:22) for the second straight day before swimming to a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.77. In the 400-yard medley relay, Magin and UConn won after completing the race in 3:28.58, and junior was also part of the Connecticut team that posted the top time (1:25.79) in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The three Huskies and UConn cruised past Boston College and Seton Hall over the weekend, as both the men's and women's team improved their dual meet record to 4-1. UConn's final dual meet is set for next weekend (Jan. 31) at Dartmouth at 12 p.m. in Hanover, N.H. Connecticut will hold its annual UConn Open on Feb. 7 before traveling to North Carolina to take part in the American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships (Feb. 18-21).
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