LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Sophomore swimmer Thomas Gallup (Houston, Texas / Phillips Exeter Academy) has been named SCIAC Athlete of the Week per the conference's Monday release.
The second-year swimmer becomes the first male Beaver to earn the honor this year. The reigning SCIAC Newcomer of the Year, Gallup set an Axelrood Aquatics Center pool record Saturday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College when he defeated both the Stags and Occidental College in the 100 breast (56.99) in dominant fashion, outpacing the field by over one second over multiple heats. He also finished nearly two seconds off the Caltech record time of 55.06, a record which he owns and set at last year's NCAA Division III Championships. Earlier in the day, he helped the men's 200 medley relay team to a second-place finish and victory over Oxy.
Gallup, Head Coach Paul Hughes and the Beavers will next travel to Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Saturday, Feb. 3 to meet the Sagehens in addition to California Lutheran University in the program's final double-dual meet of the season.