Wood Earns GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week Award

Wood Earns GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week Award

WASHINGTON – Junior swimmer Paris Wood was strong in several events for American University at last week's Patriot League Championships, setting three program top-10 records. For her efforts she was honored with the GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the week honor, as announced on Monday.

Wood had one of AU's best swims at the conference meet with an impressive showing in the 50 free. She finished with a time of 24.28, good for fifth-best in the Eagles' record book.

The junior also had one of American's highest finishes at the event. Wood advanced to the finals of the 100 backstroke and her time of 56.67 in the prelims marks as the second fastest in school history.

Wood also went on to improve upon her own top-10 mark in the 200 back, finishing fourth in the B-final with a time of 2:02.72, ranking fourth all-time at AU.

Watch the 2015 Patriot League Championships in its entirety, HERE.