LA JOLLA, Calif. - University of California San Diego junior Garrett Tse has swept the CollegeSwimming Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Conference (PCSC) Men's Swimmer of the Week and PCSC Division II Male Athlete of the Week awards for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5.
Tse was the seventh-ranked UC San Diego men's team's top performer in a 151-105 loss at Division I rival UC Santa Barbara last Saturday, Nov. 4. He was the lone Triton to swim to two individual wins, of the four that the UCSD men and women combined for. Tse swept the breaststroke distances in 57.86 over 100 yards and 2:04.22 over 200. The South Pasadena product (South Pasadena HS) also timed a season-best 50.09 for fourth in the 100 butterfly, and handled the fly leg of the third-place 200 medley relay (1:33.91) with a split of 22.18.
Tse is UC San Diego's first CollegeSwimming honoree for 2017-18. CollegeSwimming expanded its coverage ahead of the 2015-16 season, and the website now selects national swimmers of the week, as well as one male and one female standout for each and every conference, at all levels. Those awards are given not through nominations, but based on quality of swims, individual wins and team scores from all submitted meet results from the week in question.
The PCSC names one male and one female swimmer or diver from each of the divisions represented within the conference as Athlete of the Week. The Tritons have three of those, with Tse joining true freshman teammates Tenny Chong and Rachel Taylor from a week ago.
Tse is a first-time selection for both awards.
The UC San Diego swimmers are finishing preparations for the 2017 A3 Performance Invitational, their top event on the fall calendar. UCSD once again serves as the host institution, this year for the first time at San Diego State University's Aztec Aquaplex across town. The three-day meet runs next Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16-18. The Triton divers are at USC for the Trojan Diving Invitational this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 10-12.