Kovac, Thompson Named SEC Swimmers of the Week

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Seniors Danny Kovac and Sarah Thompson claimed Southeastern Conference weekly honors for their performances at the SMU Classic on Oct. 8-9 and Show-Me Showdown on Oct. 1.

Kovac was named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week for the first time in his career. He won the 100 Fly and 50 Free at the SMU Classic, and took third in the 200 Fly. His 100 fly time of 45.77 set both a meet and pool record and ranks first in the nation. He also ranks second in the nation in the 50 free (19.83) and third in the nation in the 200 fly (1:43.06). Kovac was also a part of Mizzou’s 200 free relay that ranks first in the nation after winning the SMU Classic with a time of 1:19.48.

Kovac also holds the fourth fastest time in the nation in the 100 breast after winning with a time of 53.55 at the Show-Me Showdown. He also won the 100 fly and 200 medley relay at the Show-Me Showdown.

Thompson was named SEC Female Swimmer of the Week for the third time in her career. She took second in the 50 free and 100 fly and third in the 100 free at the SMU Classic. She was also a part of Mizzou’s winning 200 free relay. She ranks second in the country in the 50 free (22.05), third in the 100 fly (52.60) and sixth in the 100 free (49.36). 

Thompson also holds the nation’s second fastest time in the 100 back (52.35) from her victory at the Show-Me Showdown. She also won the 50 free and 200 free relay at the Show-Me Showdown.

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