Jan. 15, 2013
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AUBURN - Senior Kyle Owens and junior Olivia Scott, both key contributors to Auburn's wins over Texas and Texas A&M last week, were named the Southeastern Conference Swimmers of the Week, the SEC office announced Tuesday.
Owens, a native of Johnson City, Tenn., competed in eight different events in last week's two dual meets, winning all eight. He won three individual events and one relay in Auburn's 166-132 win over Texas last Thursday, claiming victories in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 IM, along with helping the 200 medley relay team to a win. In Saturday's victory at Texas A&M, he contributed two more individual wins and two more relay victories as the Tigers claimed a 189-111 win over the Aggies. He won the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay in the meet in College Station.
Scott earned her first career nod as SEC Swimmer of the Week as the key performer in the Tigers' 158-141 victory over the Texas A&M women Saturday. Against the Aggies, she won all three of her individual events, including back-to-back swims in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM that clinched the victory for the Tigers. She also won the 200 free for the first time in her collegiate career. She also swam the butterfly leg on the 200 medley relay, helping Auburn's squad to victory in both meets.
With the wins last week, Auburn's men improved to 5-0 on the season (4-0 SEC) while the women also stayed perfect at 6-0 (4-0 SEC).
Auburn's 12 seniors will be honored in pre-meet ceremonies prior to the Tigers' next home meet, which is set for noon on Saturday, Jan. 26, as the Florida Gators visit the James E. Martin Aquatic Center.