CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.TheCCSA.com) – Davidson senior Drew Onken (Marietta, Ga.) has been voted the CCSA Men’s Swimmer of the Year, while College of Charleston senior Peter Gibbons (Fairfax, Va.) was tabbed the Men’s Diver of the Year. In addition, Florida Gulf Coast sophomore Emma Svensson (Upsala, Sweden) earned the CCSA Women’s Swimmer of the Year, while teammate Maegan Butler (Orangeburg, N.Y.) was voted Women’s Diver of the Year by the Conference’s head coaches, the League announced today.
Onken was voted the men’s Most Outstanding Swimmer at the 2013 CCSA Championship. The senior helped the Wildcats take the CCSA men’s title, winning three individual events (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breaststroke) and three relay events (400-medley relay, 800-freestyle relay, 400-freestyle relay). Onken holds the Conference record in the 200 IM, 400 IM and the 200 breaststroke. He is also a member of the 400 medley relay and 800 free relay that holds the League record. Onken earned five Swimmer of the Week honors this season and has earned his third consecutive Swimmer of the Year honor.
Gibbons was tabbed the men’s Most Outstanding Diver of the Meet at the 2013 CCSA Championship for the third-straight season. He won both the 1-meter and 3-meter board events at the CCSA Championship, and holds the Conference meet record in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 320.45. He represented College of Charleston at an NCAA Zones Meet, placing 32nd overall. Gibbons won five Diver of the Week honors this season and claims his third consecutive Diver of the Year award.
Svensson earned the women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet at the 2013 CCSA Championship. At the Championship, she won the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back events, and was a member of the winning 200-medley relay and the 400-medley. She qualified for the NCAA “B” cuts in the 50 free, 100 free and the 200-medley relay. Svensson participated in the 2013 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championship for the second consecutive season, and was the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the NCAA Championship. She holds the Conference record in the 100-back and was a member of the 200-medley relay and the 400-medley relay that holds the Conference record. Svensson earned three Swimmer of the Week honors this season.
Butler earned the women’s Most Outstanding Diver of the Meet for the second consecutive year. The senior won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, and set a meet record in the 3-meter event at the 2013 CCSA Championship. Butler participated in the 2013 NCAA Diving Zone “B” and garnered four Diver of the Week awards this season.