Don’t delay — go out and vote today!
Vote for your Cal Golden Bear Abbey Weitzeil as she’s one of the finalists for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award, given each year to the nation’s best amateur athlete.
You can vote at AAUSullivan.org and you can vote once a day! Do it today and set a reminder for each day all the way up until March 30 when voting closes.
Be sure to head to social media as well and use the hashtag #VoteForAbbey when you do to show your Cal support!
Say hello to Cal's AAU Sullivan Award finalist - @abbeyweitzeil! Show your support by voting once/day through March 30 at https://t.co/kPsHEgJNYI, and use #VoteForAbbey & #AAUSullivanAward in your posts. #GoBears pic.twitter.com/7ziBzgzhC6— Cal W Swim & Dive (@CalWSwim) March 23, 2020
Last year, Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer won the award for her efforts on the volleyball court and our very own Weitzeil is more than deserving of taking home the award this year.
Take a look at Abbey’s 2019 100m freestyle National Title thanks to USA Swimming.
She’s a multiple-time Olympic medal winner, multiple-time national champion and mutliple-time medal winner in international competition. Weitzeil’s resume stands for itself so we’ll let her Cal biography page do the talking for her resume while at Cal and as to why you should vote.
Enters her senior year with Cal records in the 50 free (21.02) and 100 free (46.35) while also ranking third in school history in the 200 free (1:41.97) and 10th in the 100 breast (1:00.43). In addition, a member of four Cal-record relays – 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay
Selected the 2019 Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year, marking the 12th time a Golden Bear has received the honor
Captured the 2019 NCAA title in the 50 free with a time of 21.02 that lowered her own American record. Also finished fourth in the 100 free (46.97) and in the 200 free (1:42.29).
Anchored four relays to top-2 finishes at the national meet – 200 free relay (1st, 20.49 split), 400 medley relay (1st, 45.87 split), 200 medley relay (2nd, 20.45 split) and 400 free relay (1st, 46.07 split)
Named Cal’s Most Outstanding Swimmer for the 2018-19 season and was finalist for the 2019 Honda Award presented to the top female swimmer in the country
Named the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Meet after posting three individual wins and helping four relays to victory at the 2019 championships
At the 2019 Pac-12 Championships, broke the Pac-12 record in the 50 free with her winning time of 21.16, while her 100 free time of 46.25 was a school record and lowered the Pac-12 meet record. Also won the 200 free in a PR 1:41.97.
Helped four relays to Pac-12 titles, swimming anchor on the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 400 free relay and leadoff on the 200 free relay
Named Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month for November after posting then-NCAA-leading times in the 50 and 100 free at the Georgia Fall Invitational
A co-recipient (with Cassidy Bayer) of the team’s 2019 Golden Bear Award
At the 2018 NCAA Championships, finished fourth in the 50 free (21.67) and third in the 100 free (46.74), while helping four relays to top four results - 200 free relay (2nd), 400 medley relay (3rd), 200 medley relay (2nd) and 400 free relay (2nd)
At the 2018 Pac-12 Championships, placed second in the 50 free (21.41), second in the 100 free (then-school-record 46.63) and seventh in the 200 free (1:45.00) at the conference meet
Helped the Bears capture Pac-12 titles in the 200 medley relay (breaststroke leg), 200 free relay and 400 free relay, while she swam anchor on the 400 medley relay that finished second and set a then-school record with a time of 3:25.50
Named the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month for December 2017 after winning the 50 and 100 free and helping four relays to victories at the Georgia Fall Invitational
Also tabbed the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week Feb. 14 after setting a Cal dual-meet and Stanford pool record by winning the 50 free in 22.04 vs. the Cardinal
Set a Cal dual-meet record (since broken) when she swam the 50 free in 22.09 vs. Texas on Nov. 11, 2016
At the 2017 NCAA Championships, placed fifth in the 50 free (21.58), 8th in the 100 free (47.79) and 18th in the 200 free (1:45.03)
A member of national champion relays, swimming leadoff for the 200 free relay and the breaststroke leg on the 200 medley relay. Also on the third-place 400 free relay
Finished third in the 50 free at the 2017 Pac-12 meet (21.50) while also taking eighth in the 200 free (1:46.70) and was a part of the runner-up 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 800 free relay