Oct. 21, 2014
IRVING, Texas - Rice senior Erin Flanigan has been named the Conference USA Swimmer of the Week for Oct. 14-20, the league office announced Tuesday (Oct. 21) from its headquarters in Irving, Texas.
Flanigan posted two of the fastest times in Conference USA so far this season with individual wins in an emotional dual meet across town at longtime rival Houston on Oct. 16. The senior from Austin, Texas, swept both the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle with winning times of 4:58.65 and 10:12.05, respectively. She was the only competitor at the meet to win two individual events, helping the Owls record a convincing 176-117 victory over U.H.
This is the fourth time in her career for Flanigan to be named the C-USA Swimmer of the Week. The Owls' swim team is next in action on Oct. 31 in a dual meet at longtime state foe SMU.