By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Simon Pheasant of Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) has been named the NAIA Men's Swimmer of the Month, the national office announced Wednesday. Pheasant was selected for his performances from Jan. 12 – Feb. 1. This is the second swimming honor of the 2014-15 season.
National Swimmer of the Month
Simon Pheasant, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Sr., Alexandria, South Africa
• Pheasant took first in 8-of-12 events he competed in, and finished runner-up in the remaining five races.
• The senior posted five victories in individual events and three wins in relay competition.
• The Alexandria, South Africa, native’s 50-meter free time of 21:14 on Jan. 17 in the NCAA Division I Oakland (Mich.) 2015 Winter Invite is currently sixth-best in the NAIA.
• Collects his first national award.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
For more information on NAIA Men’s Swimming & Diving, click here.
The third and final NAIA Men's Swimmer of the Month will be announced Feb. 25.
2014-15 Men's Swimming & Diving Composite Award Winners (Schedule)
January: Nathan Lethbridge, Union (Ky.)
Feb. 4: Simon Pheasant, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)