Men's Swimming Senior David Chao Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., January 10, 2011 – Senior David Chao of the Washington University in St. Louis men’s swimming and diving team earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the conference office.
Chao garnered three top-three finishes as the Washington University men’s swimming and diving team hosted Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Lindenwood University in a double dual meet on Friday, Jan. 7, at the Millstone Pool in St. Louis, Mo. It is the fourth time this year Chao has garnered UAA Athlete of the Week honors.
He placed second in both the 50-yard freestyle (21.58) and the 100-yard freestyle (47.02), in addition to swimming the final leg of the Bears’ third-place 400-freestyle relay team (3:14.21), where he posted a 46.72 100-yard split.
The Washington University men’s swimming and diving team returns to action on Wednesday, Jan. 12, when it hosts Wabash College at the Millstone Pool, in St. Louis, Mo., at 7 p.m. Both the men’s and women’s teams will be in competition this Friday-Saturday, Jan. 14-15, for the Washington University Invitational.