Duo Garners National Swimming Honors
Dec. 14, 2011
SOMERS, Wis. -- Navy's Laura Gorinski (Jr., Greensburg, Pa.) and Mac Anthony (Sr., Allentown, Pa.) both garnered another accolade for their respective performances last week against Army. Gorinski was named as the CollegeSwimming.com Division I women's swimmer of the week, while Anthony was tabbed as the national Division I men's swimmer of the week by the site.
The two Mids were previously selected as the Patriot League swimmers of the week on Monday.
Gorinski won the 100 breaststroke (1:00.72), 200 breaststroke (2:11.10) and 200 individual medley (2:00.33) races and was a member of Navy's victorious 200 medley relay team (1:41.71) during the Dec. 8 meet at West Point. Her combined margin of victory in her trio of individual event wins was 24.14 seconds. In addition to tallying four wins on the night, Gorinski also set school, pool and meet records and attained NCAA `B' cut qualifying times in all four of her events and established new league records in each of her three individual races.
Anthony picked up wins in the 200 freestyle (1:37.20) and 500 freestyle (4:29.48) races and swam the anchor leg on Navy's winning 400 freestyle relay team (3:01.57). He closed his career with a 4-0 record against Army in both the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay events. His total of seven career individual event victories was one shy of tying the record for the most in Army-Navy meet history.
Gorinski also was tabbed as the national swimmer of the week following the 2010 Army-Navy meet. This is the first national laurel earned by Anthony. A Navy swimmer has now received the national swimmer-of-the-week honor in four consecutive seasons and in five of the last six years.