Burcham, Stansberry named BMC Swimmers of the Week

Burcham, Stansberry named BMC Swimmers of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Carson-Newman sophomore swimmers Ryan Burcham (Lenoir City, Tenn.) and Margaret Stansberry (Knoxville, Tenn.) were named the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmers of the Week after notching season best times at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

The two Swimmer of the Week honors are the first for an Eagle this season.

Burcham was the lone Eagle to race the A-finals during the meet against Division I opponents as he placed seventh in the 100 Fly with a time of 48.83 seconds, which was a B-cut time. The Lenoir City, Tenn.-native also competed in the 200 Individual Medley, 200 Fly and the 200 Medley. Burcham swam the team's quickest times this season in the 200 Fly and Medley. The sophomore placed 13th in the 200 Fly.

Stansberry swam B-cut times in the 200 Free, 200 Individual Medley and 100 Back in Atlanta; she was also a member of the 200 Free, 200 Medley and 400 Medley relay teams that swam provisional cut times. The sophomore now owns or is a part of eight of the team's best time in an event this season. The Knoxville, Tenn.-native's best finishes came in the 200 Back where she finished 26th and in the 200 Free, which resulted in a finish in 14th.

The third-year program has now accumulated five plaudits from the BMC.

Carson-Newman's next meet of the season is Dec. 12th against the Bellarmine Knights in Maddox Pool. The meet is the Eagles' lone home regular season meet of the season.