Billy Brebrick, St. Olaf

Billy Brebrick, St. Olaf


Wausau, Wis. / East

St. Olaf's Billy Brebrick (Wausau, Wis./East) is off to quite a start in his young collegiate swimming career. The freshman showcased his potential in the team's home dual against Gustavus Saturday, winning all three of his individual events and helping out a first-place relay. Brebrick set a season-best time in each race in the process while leading the Oles to a convincing dual victory over the Gusties. For his performance, Brebrick was named the first MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week of the 2012-13 season.

Brebrick was stellar in front of the home fans in both butterfly and freestyle events Saturday. He won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.27 seconds, and added a first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a winning time of 1:54.24. He also captured first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.48 seconds. Brebrick completed the butterfly leg of the 200-yard medley relay in 22.92, helping St. Olaf finish first in the event with a time of 1:35.76. Brebrick's four firsts - and season-best times - helped the Oles defeat the visiting Gusties in the dual, 195-99.
 
Brebrick and his Ole teammates will take the rest of November off, as the next meet on their schedule is the two-day Rochester Invite, held on Dec. 1-2. St. Olaf will take a trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in late December, and then will face the bulk of its schedule once the calendar flips to 2013, with six meets in January and February. 

2012-13 MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athletes-of-the-Week
DATE     NAME     SCHOOL     AWARD TYPE     SPORT
2/11/2013   Nick Johnson   St. Thomas   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving
2/4/2013   Erik Klontz   Carleton   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving
1/28/2013   Sam Rauchwarter   St. Thomas   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving
1/21/2013   Tanner Roe   St. Olaf   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving
1/14/2013   Erik Klontz   Carleton   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving
12/10/2012   Mike Lanz   St. Thomas   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving
12/3/2012   Mike Gratz   St. Olaf   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving
11/19/2012   Nick Johnson   St. Thomas   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving
11/12/2012   Billy Brebrick   St. Olaf   Athlete of the Week   Men's Swimming & Diving