Blue Devils Sweep Weekly NEC Swimming and Diving Awards

The Central Connecticut Swimming and Diving team swept the Northeast Conference's weekly awards for the third time this season. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann was named NEC Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season and junior Madison Vestergaard takes home the NEC Diver of the Week honor for the third consecutive time.

Friedmann won six events this weekend, taking three victories in the dual meet at Bryant and another three at home on Saturday against New Hampshire. The Berlin native set a pool record in the 200 free at Bryant with a time of 1:54.63. She followed that up by breaking the 200 free pool record at home on Saturday with a 1:52.46 performance. Her other two individual victories were a 59.65 in the 100 butterfly at Bryant and a 5:04.90 in the 500 free against New Hampshire.

Friedmann also contributed to a pair of relay victories, swimming the anchor leg of the 200 free relay in 25.07 on Friday, and swimming the lead leg of the 800 free relay in 1:55.86 on Saturday. The Blue Devils 800 free relay time of 7:47.62 broke the previous pool record at Jack Suydam Natatorium.

Vestergaard, a native of Middletown, CT, earned her third consecutive honor following her second place finish in the one-meter and third place finish in the three-meter on Saturday. She scored 223.49 points in the one-meter event and 212.54 points in the three-meter. Both of Vestergaard's marks were highs for Blue Devil divers this week.

The Blue Devil swimmers and diver will return to the water on Saturday when they host Sacred Heart at 1 p.m. in Jack Suydam Natatorium.