Chris Gardner of the men's swim team and Brianna Hand-Solomon of the women's swim team are the Hood College Athletes of the Week for February 13, 2017.
Gardner swam in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships this past weekend and was the runner-up in the 200-yard backstroke with his time of 1:54.52. The men's swim team earned 25 total All-MAC honors, while Gardner alone earned seven.
Hand-Solomon also swam in the MAC Championships this past weekend and placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:15.75 in the championship final. She challenged the school record in the prelims of that event, coming within three-tenths of a second of the existing record. The women's swim team won 20 All-MAC honors, while Hand-Solomon herself earned six.