For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – First-year Andrew Scott (California, Md./Leonardtown) was selected as the St. Mary's College of Maryland Athlete of the Month for the month of February. This is Scott's second Athlete of the Month honor of the year. The Athlete of the Month awardee is selected by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team.
Scott set three more school records as well as posted an NCAA B cut as the Seahawk men's swim team wrapped at the 2017-18 campaign at the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Swimming Championships on February 22-25 on the St. Mary's campus.
The 6-0 freestyler started the month by winning the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events against Salisbury University on Feb. 3. Scott won the 1,000 freestyle with a program record of 9:45.24, breaking the old mark of 9:59.13 set by Grant Burgess '16 on January 30, 2016.
He then broke his own record in the 500 freestyle on Feb. 23 at the CAC Championships, finishing third in 4:39.75 and knocking off his previous mark of 4:41.25 set on Dec. 1 at the 2017 Yellow Jacket Invitational hosted by Randolph-Macon College.
Scott also picked up second team All-CAC honors on Feb. 25 when he placed second in the 1,650 freestyle with an NCAA B cut and school record time of 16:12.73, shattering his own mark of 16:39.14 set on Dec. 2 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.
He also notched a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle and was part of the fifth-place 400 and 800 freestyle relays at CAC Championships.
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FEBRUARY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Caitlin Katchmar, Jr., M, Phoenix, Md./Hereford
- WOMEN'S SWIMMING: Hailley Baughman, Jr., Lineboro, Md./Manchester Valley
- WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Katie Robey, Jr., G, Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation Prep
- MEN'S LACROSSE: Conner Campbell, Sr., LSM, Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga
- MEN'S BASKETBALL: Matt Ayoub, So., G, Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson
PAST ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
- SEPTEMBER – Zack Haussler, Men's Soccer, Sr., GK, Woodbine, Md./Glenelg
- OCTOBER – Juwan Kearson, Men's Soccer, Jr., M, Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School
- NOVEMBER – Spencer Schultz, Men's Basketball, So., F, Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring
- DECEMBER – Andrew Scott, Men's Swimming, Fy., California, Md./Leonardtown
- JANUARY – Olivia Nowlin, Women's Basketball, Sr., G, Glenelg, Md./Glenelg
- FEBRUARY – Andrew Scott, Men's Swimming, Fy., California, Md./Leonardtown