For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
St. Mary's City, Md. – First-year Andrew Scott (California, Md./Leonardtown) named the St. Mary's College of Maryland Athlete of the Month for the month of December. The Athlete of the Month awardee is selected by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team.
Scott set two school records as the Seahawk men's swim team competed at the Yellow Jacket Invitational hosted by Randolph-Macon College on December 1-2.
The 6-0 freestyler first broke the eight-year mark in the 500 freestyle on Dec. 1, taking first overall in the 33-person field with a winning time of 4:41.25. His winning time surpassed the old mark of 4:42.77 set by Michael Preston '09 on February 13, 2009.
The following day, Scott added another school record as he knocked down the oldest standing record – the 11-year old mark in the 1,650 freestyle. He finished second with a record-setting time of 16:39.14, surpassing the previous record of 16:40.43 set by Joey Quase '09 on February 12, 2006.
Scott also came in fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:45.82 and anchored the eighth-place 800 freestyle relay.
The times that Scott posted in the 200, 500, and 1,650 freestyle events at the Yellow Jacket Invitational all rank third in the Capital Athletic Conference.
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DECEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Kobe Chaney, Jr., F, Edgewater, Md./South River
- MEN'S BASKETBALL: Spencer Schultz, So., F, Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring