Cheriesse Campbell Claims CCSA Swimmer of the Week Honor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the second consecutive week and the third time this season a Campbell swimmer, Cheriesse Campbell, has been named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Women's Swimmer of the Week. The league announced that Cheriesse Campbell had captured its weekly award for the week of action from Jan. 31-Feb. 5 in CU last week of regular season competition.

Campbell gathered first and second place finish, while aiding the winning 400 free relay team on Feb. 5 at UNC Wilmington. The Sunrise, Fla. native began her day with a second-place finish in the 200 free (1:56.24). She then went on to win the 500 free in a time of 5:11.23. She completed her day by swimming the lead-off leg of the first-place 400 relay team (3:45.45).

Campbell has had an outstanding freshman season for the Camels and currently leads the team with 27 top-three finishes. She has also set school records in the 200 free (1:54.31), 500 free (5:03.85), 800 free (9:32.86), 1,000 free (10:30.32), 1650 free (17:27.96) and 100 butterfly (58.23).

Campbell recognition is the third time a CU swimmer has captured a weekly conference swimming award this season. Fellow freshman Kylie Warne was named the CCSA's Women's Swimmer of the Week on both Nov. 10 and Feb. 2. Warne and Campbell are two of the four active members of Campbell's swim team to be honored by the CCSA in their careers along with senior Casey Umberger (Feb. 17, 2009) and Ashlyn Stumpf (Oct. 15, 2008).

The Camels will next be in action and compete at the CCSA Conference Championship from Feb. 17-21 in Athens, Ga.