Gately Named MVC Swimmer of the Week
Jan. 28, 2014
ST. LOUIS - Missouri State sophomore Kate Gately has been named Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Gately helped the Bears win five events in two meets last week. She swam the anchor in a winning 200-yard medley relay as MSU finished in 1:44.95 Thursday at Drury. She also posted a season-best 50-free time against the Panthers (24.00), which ranks second best on the team this season.
Gately also was third in the 100 free at Drury in 52.81. She then won the 500 and 100 freestyles in 24.14 and 52.53, respectively, Saturday versus Lindenwood. Her 100 free against Lindenwood ranks as the Bears' top time in the event this season.
MSU went 1-1 on the week, defeating Lindenwood at home Saturday, 170-80, after falling at Drury, on Thursday, 146-97.
The weekly honor is the first of Gately's career and fifth overall for the Bears this season.
Missouri State heads to the MVC championships in Carbondale, Ill., Feb. 13-15.