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Georgia freshman and Mill Creek grad Jake Magahey on the podium after placing first in the 500 freestyle at the SEC swimming and diving championships Feb. 25, 2021 at MizzouRec in Columbia, Missouri.

Following a terrific first season that featured both SEC and NCAA championships, University of Georgia swimmer Jake Magahey, a Mill Creek grad, was named the Southeastern Conference Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year, as announced Wednesday afternoon by the league office in Birmingham.

Magahey, also a first-team All-SEC selection, earned six CSCAA All-America citations in his rookie campaign, including an NCAA title in the 500-yard freestyle and a second-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle.

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