Charlotte, N.C. (TheCCSA.com) – Liberty freshman Gianni Pitto (Lodi, Calif.) has been named the CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season, the CCSA announced Tuesday. Florida Gulf Coast sophomore Megan Wakefield (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) earned the Women's Diver of the Week honor for meets contested Jan. 14-20.
Pitto continued her dominant freshman season with three individual wins and a relay victory in Liberty's 136-129 victory at conference foe UNC Asheville. She claimed titles in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.81) and 200 breaststroke (2:20.32), and then edged out a win in the 200 IM by 1.15 seconds (2:08.60). Pitto also swam a leg of 29.79 in her team's 200 medley relay, which won with a time of 1:46.21. She now has won a team-best 18 individual events this season, with titles in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke in every dual meet she has swam.
Wakefield placed second in the 3-meter dive and fourth on the 1-meter against the Miami Hurricanes. Her 1-meter score of 276.37 was a season high (eclipsing the NCAA Zone qualifying score), which also surpassed her score from the 2018 CCSA Championships by six points. Her 3-meter score of 278.02 was the second-highest of the season and placed second behind Miami's British National silver medalist, Millie Haffety.
Also nominated for Swimmer of the Week: Sarah Wilson (Campbell), Rebecca Moynihan (Florida Gulf Coast) and Adee Weller (UNC Asheville).
Also nominated for Diver of the Week: Abigail Egolf-Jensen (Liberty) and Kerigan Martin (UNC Asheville).