The PAC-12 conference has named Lafayette Hill native Reece Whitley as its Freshman Swimmer of the Year. Whitley swims for the University of California. Below is a video and the state from the conference:
FRESHMAN SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: Reece Whitley, Fr., California (Lafayette Hill, Pa.)
In his first season as a Golden Bear, Whitley played an instrumental part in California’s national championship run. He swam a leg on the 200 and 400 medley relays that both placed second at the NCAAs. Individually, he earned first team All-American honors in the 100 and 200 breasts. The breaststroker also made an impression at his first Conference Championships, helping Cal to victories in 200 and 400 medley relays. He took second in the 100 and 200 breasts. In the 200 breast, Whitley placed right behind Swimmer of the Year Andrew Seliskar and both broke the previous Pac-12 Championships record of 1:51.30. The freshman interested in studying business administration is the first Bear to win the award since Seliskar in 2016 and the eighth all-time for the program.
Image: University of California