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Student-athlete Olivia Carter named SEC Freshman Swimmer of Year

Georgia swimmer Olivia Carter has been chosen as the 2019 Southeastern Conference Freshman Swimmer of the Year, according to an announcement by the league office.

Carter, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, had an impressive inaugural season as a lady Bulldog. At the SEC championships, she captured the 200 butterfly title and finished sixth in the 100 butterfly and 11th in the 200 individual medley, while helping four relays finish in the top nine. During the NCAA championships, Carter earned All-America designations in the 100 and 200 butterfly and on the 200 and 800 freestyle relays. 

Carter is the 10th SEC Freshman of the Year in Georgia history. 

She was joined by eight of her teammates earning All-SEC recognitions. Camden Murphy and Courtney Harnish joined Carter on the All-SEC First Team. Murphy won the 200 butterfly at the SECs, while Harnish took the 500 freestyle title. Javier Acevedo, James Guest, Veronica Burchill, Sofia Carnevale and Dakota Luther picked up Second-Team designations. Andrew Abruzzo, Carter and Luther were named to the SEC’s All-Freshman Team.