Down-Jenkins Earns SEC Freshman of the Week Honors
Anton Down-Jenkins was named the SEC Freshman Week of Week after sweeping the springboard events in No. 24 South Carolina’s season opener against NC State last week.
COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina freshman diver Anton Down-Jenkins received his first career conference accolades as he was named SEC Freshman of the Week after sweeping both springboard events in the Gamecocks season opener against NC State last Friday.
Down-Jenkins started the Gamecocks home opener with a 333.75 to take the top spot in the 1-meter dive, over 20 points clear of NC State’s James Brady.
The freshman from Wellington, New Zealand capped his season opener with a 406.88 to win the 3-meter board, beating out the runner-up Brady by over 50 points.
“(Jenkins is) the real deal,” stated head diving coach Todd Sherritt post-meet on Friday. “He’s really, really good. I really see him fitting into the NCAAs and eventually competing to win a national championship.”
South Carolina’s men’s swimming and diving team will be back in action next weekend as the Gamecocks travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., for a dual-meet against North Carolina.
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