Freshman swimmer David Nolan capped off an impressive week for the men’s swim team by being named National Swimmer of the Week by collegeswimming.com on Tuesday.
The Hershey, Penn. native arrived on the Farm with lofty expectations after competing at the senior U.S. Nationals while still in high school, and Nolan has thus far lived up to the hype, ranking among the top 15 national times in five events as well as posting the Cardinal’s top times in four events.
In Saturday’s meet against the University of the Pacific, Nolan won the 50-meter freestyle, the 200-meter backstroke and the exhibition 100-meter butterfly. Nolan’s times were good enough to meet the Olympic Qualifying “B” Standard in each event.
The No. 3 Cardinal has a week off from competition before meeting Arizona and Arizona State in the pool at the Avery Aquatic Center on Jan. 20 and 21.
– Miles Bennett-Smith