Assis Named SSC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Assis Named SSC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Saint Leo sophomore Matheus Assis has been recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week Presented by VALIC.

Assis earned two NCAA provisional times in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle relay against No. 1 Florida Southern. Against the Moccasins, the sophomore finished the 100-yard freestyle in first place in a time of 46.10 seconds. He also took first in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 50.57 seconds.

The native of João Pessoa, Brazil was part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that recorded the second best time so far in Division II in a time of 1:23.56 for first place against the Mocs. Against Rollins, Assis finished first in the 200-yard backstroke and the 400-yard relay.

After a busy couple of weeks, the Lions will hit the road for their next meet as they travel to Tampa on November 15.  Saint Leo will face the Spartans in a Sunshine State Conference meet starting at 3:30 p.m. in Tampa.

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