Sophomore swimmer Matt Wurm has been selected as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials have announced.
Wurm last weekend won each of his three events in American’s victories over Georgetown and VMI. In his first race, the Sudbury, Mass. native won the 200 free in 1:44.00, a margin of more than three seconds over the field. He followed up the impressive performance with victories in the 100 free (48.42) and 500 free (4:42.59). Each of the three wins were season-bests.
Saturday’s performance gives Wurm seven victories so far this season, five of which have come in the last three meets. The sophomore is looking to improve upon a fantastic freshman campaign in which he was named men’s swimming and diving’s co-rookie of the year.
Wurm and the Eagles will return to action on Saturday, January 21 at 1 p.m. when they face Army, George Mason, and Old Dominion.