DALLAS, TEXAS (February 13, 2008) Southern Methodist Univeristy swimmer Anja Carman was named National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week, as announced by CollegeSwimming.com Wednesday.
Saturday, Carman helped guide the No. 14 Mustangs to a hard-fought win over longtime rival No. 17 Texas, 124-118. SMU started the day by winning the 400 medley relay in 3:44.69, just outside the NCAA B cut, but over three seconds faster than Texas' lead squad. Carman swam the first leg in the relay, notching a quick 27.12 50-yard leadoff and a 55.38 split.
In the 400 IM, Carman won the event in a career-fastest 4:19.26, good for NCAA consideration. Carman bettered her old mark by over half a second, and beat Texas' fastest finisher by over a full second. Four events later, Carman pulled out a win in the 200 back, edging teammate and Conference USA Swimmer of the Week Petra Klosova by just under two seconds.
This is the first national Swimmer of the Week honor for Carman.