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Nov. 11, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Redshirt freshman swimmer Kevin Leithold has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week.

Leithold increased his individual winning streak to eight to start the season. This weekend against LSU, he posted individual wins in the 100 breastroke (55.36), 100 butterfly (49.61) and 100 freestyle (44.87), while also swimming a 43.69 split in the 400 freestyle relay to help his team grab the win by just over a second.

Heading into the Gamecocks only home SEC dual meet of the year against the Tigers, the native of Sandersdorf, Germany had won all five of his previous races this season, including times in the 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly which rank in the To- 30 nationally.