Gonzales, Delay Receive Weekly Honors From CollegeSwimming|
Oct. 25, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV freshman Brad Gonzales had an outstanding debut for the Rebels this past weekend in leading UNLV to a 182-111 win over CSU Bakersfield, and has been rewarded for his efforts as he is this week's CollegeSwimming National Mid-Major Men's Swimmer of the Week.
Gonzales, a freshman from Cypress, Calif., won his first-ever race as a Rebel when he claimed the 1000 free in a time of 9:11.85, over 35 seconds faster then the second-place finisher. He would follow that up by turning in a first-place time of 4:33.43 in the 500 free to sweep the distance events. Gonzales would also swim a leg on the Rebels' 400 free relay.
Currently, his 500 time ranks 65th in the nation while he is ranked 22nd in the 1000 free. Both times pace the Western Athletic Conference.
Another Rebel, senior transfer Sara Delay, also received recognition from CollegeSwimming, named their Mountain West Swimmer of the Week after also posting an impressive first meet with the Scarlet & Gray in the 194-101 win over CSU Bakersfield. She was a triple-event winner against the Roadrunners, claiming the 50 (23.71), 100 (51.63) and 200 free (1:51.79) events. Those times rank her sixth, second and third in the MW, respectively.
After the first meet of the year, the Rebel men are third in the CollegeSwimming Mid-Major rankings, while the women's squad is ranked 17th. UNLV is back in action this Saturday when it hosts the University of Toronto at 6 pm at Jim Reitz Pool on the UNLV campus.