No. 1 Men’s Swim & Dive Trio Earns Big 12 Weekly Awards

Austin, Texas – Number 1 Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving has won some of the three Big 12 Conference weekly awards, the league office announced on Thursday. sophomore Noah Duperre was named Diver of the Week, sophomore Carson Foster claimed Swimmer of the Week honors and graduate transfer Cameron Auchinachie collected Co-Newcomer of the Week awards. For the second time this season, Texas won at least a share of each prize after winning all three on November 10.

It was the second time this season and in his career that Duperre earned the Big 12 Diver of the Week award, while Foster earned his third Big 12 Swimmer of the Week nod this season and fourth of his career, and Auchinachie earned his weekly seasonal award after previously collecting a Swimmer of the Week honor in December.

Duperre won the springboard competition in a double meet with TCU on Friday to help the Longhorns to a 189-100 win at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin. In the 1-meter springboard, the New Albany, Ohio native took a total of 373.58 points to accelerate the Longhorns in a fast run of the event. Duperre followed that result with a 409.80 point performance on the 3-meter springboard as Texas claimed the top four in the contest.

Foster won three individual races and helped the Longhorns set a pool record set by Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center during two days of competition against TCU. On Friday, Foster helped the Longhorns win with a win in the 200 fly with a time of 1:41.79, the ninth fastest time in the NCAA this season. The Cincinnati, Ohio native followed that with the top time in the 200 IM, hitting the wall at 1:42.86, also the ninth fastest time in the NCAA this season. On Saturday, Texas and TCU competed in long course races, with Carson setting the best 400 IM time of the session at 4:15:46. He closed out the weekend by helping Texas set a pole record in the 800 LC free relay, swimming the last leg of a combined effort of 7:14.37 and breaking the previous record of 7:24.64.

Auchinachie won a few individual races, helped the Longhorns to three relay victories and added a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay versus TCU. The Binghamton, NY native helped set the tone for Texas’ victory over TCU on Friday by opening the encounter with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay, swimming the backstroke of a combined effort of 1:26.76, while the Longhorns took the top—three results in the race. He followed that up with a win in the 50 free with a time of 19.74 and then claimed victory in the 100 free with a time of 43.32. He rounded out Friday’s events by helping the Longhorns to the top time in the 200 free relay, swimming the third stage for a team that set a time of 1:17.69. In Saturday’s long course action, Auchinachie swam the second leg of the 400 LC free relay, leading Texas to a winning time of 3:18.21. He finished his weekend back swimming in the 400 LC medley relay, with Texas winning in 3:39.89, just short of the pool record of 3:39.26.

Texas returns to action next week with the Longhorns traveling to Dallas on Friday, February 4 to face SMU.

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