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Wednesday February 22, 2012Cieslak Named Counsilman Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week

Gainesville, Fla.

Sophomore swimmer Marcin Cieslak (Warsaw, Poland) was selected as CollegeSwimming.comís Counsilman Hunsaker Division I National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week Tuesday evening for his performance at the 2012 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships last week in Knoxville, Tenn.

Cieslak captured three conference crowns to lead the Gators to a second-place finish at the meet, after he touched the wall first in the 200 fly, 200 free and 200 IM. The sophomore secured a ticket to the NCAA meet after he recorded automatic times in the 200 fly (1:42.43) and 200 IM (1:43.01).

In addition, Cieslak assisted on the Gatorsí four relay teams that made a trip to the medal stand in the second-place 400 freestyle relay (2:53.69) and 800 freestyle relay (6:20.86), as well as the third place 200 medley relay (1:26.28) and 400 medley relay (3:10.45) teams.

For his efforts, Cieslak was selected as the 2012 SEC Male Swimmer of the Year. The award marked the second consecutive year that the Gator has taken home a conference honor following the championship meet as he was named the 2011 SEC Freshman Male Swimmer of the Year.

Cieslak was also awarded the Commissionerís Trophy High Point Award after he collected 60 points throughout the conference meet as the only male swimmer to take home three individual gold medals. With the trophy, he becomes just the eighth Gator to bring home the award from the menís team.

Counsilman-Hunsaker is a multi-service engineering planning and design firm that specializes in aquatic facilities. Counsilman-Hunsaker offers an extensive portfolio of services from existing facility evaluation to comprehensive concept development; from project visioning through design, engineering and construction administration to business management and aquatic operations.

The Florida swimming and diving team will continue the hunt for NCAA ĎAí automatic qualifying marks this weekend at the Georgia Last Chance Meet this weekend in Athens, Ga. Look for a full recap of how the Gators perform here at

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