For the second time this season, Hugo Gonzalez was named the SEC Swimming and Diving Male Freshman of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday.
Gonzalez, from Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain, took home the honor after recording the fastest time in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM, taking second in the 200 fly and swimming leadoff for the winning 400 medley relay team.
Gonzalez’ win in the 200 breast came in 1:58.72 in his first time competing in the event. That time, which is currently 11th-fastest in the nation, added to his collection of NCAA B cuts, giving him a team-best five after the first five weeks of competition.
Gonzalez also was the first to the wall in the 200 IM, touching in a season-best 1:46.74 to win the race by over four-and-a-half seconds. That times puts him eighth-fastest in the nation to date. He has now won the 200 IM at three dual meets this season.
Gonzalez closed out his individual racing with a 1:48.42 to take second in the 100 fly.
This is the second time Gonzalez has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week, also being recognized on Oct. 17 following Auburn’s dual meets with Tennessee and Wisconsin.