Providence Sweeps BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Awards




    Feb. 4, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It was announced by the conference on Tuesday, Feb. 4 that Providence College junior John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) and senior Jill Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) earned BIG EAST Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week honors after their performance at the Feb. 1 meet against Boston College.

    This is Fatigati's second weekly honor of the season. As the men's leading scorer, he found victory in all three individual events that he participated in at last weekend's meet. Fatigati took first in the 100m backstroke (59.37), the 200m backstroke (2:10.01) and the 400m IM (4:38.31). In addition, Fatigati broke the school record in the 100m backstroke by .58 seconds. In the 400m IM, Fatigati outpaced the field by nearly 23 seconds and established the men's school record in this event. Fatigati also participated in the 200m medley relay that broke the school record, set in 1996 with a time of 1:49.79. Fatigati has won 21 of his 27 individual events this season.

    Mullany, the women's leading scorer, won both individual events that she participated in at the meet, earning first in the 200m freestyle (2:09.23) and the 100m freestyle (58.56). Mullany also participated in the 200m medley relay that broke the school record set in 1997 (2:04.22) with a time of 2:03.17. Mullany has taken first in 20 of her 27 individual events this season.

    The Friars return to the pool on Saturday, Feb. 8 when they travel to Piscataway, N.J. to face the Georgetown Hoyas in their final dual meet of the season. The meet is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.

    GO FRIARS!