Chris Gardner and Kate Sanborn of the men's and women's swim teams, respectively, are the Hood College Athletes of the Week for January 30, 2017.
Gardner, who was one of several seniors honored before the meet, won three individual events and a relay in the victory. He was victorious in the 100 backstroke in 54.28, before dominating the field in the 200. He won that event by almost 15 seconds in 2:00.96. Gardner took the 200 IM in 2:08.80. Gardner was then part of the 200-yard medley relay team that won by more than 10 seconds in a time of 1:42.24.
Sanborn won the 100 and 200 breaststroke in impressive fashion. Her time of 1:11.44 in the 100 bested the field by over seven seconds. Her win in the 200 in 2:37.26 was an astounding 31 seconds ahead of the field. She took the 200 IM in 2:29.18 for her third win of the day. Sanborn also swam on the relay that won the 200 medley in 1:59.75.