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Alessandra Troncoso (left) and Galen Broido (right) were named the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Athletes of the Week.
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
Broido & Troncoso Named BCBSNC Athletes of the Week
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 09/17/2012
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UNC Asheville swimmers Galen Broido and Alessandra Troncoso are this week’s winners of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Athletes of the Week at UNC Asheville.


Each week the school selects a BCBSNC Athlete of the Week upon their performance from the previous week's action. This week we have co-winners.


The duo enjoyed outstanding success in an exhibition meet against Mars Hill Saturday afternoon at Justice Center Pool. This was the first swim meet hosted by UNC Asheville since 1976.


Both Broido and Troncoso won two individual events on Saturday and were part of a victorious relay team, as well.


Broido finished first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:15.78. She also came in first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:25.76.


Troncoso captured the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.11. She then took first in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:05.94


The first event of the day on Saturday was the 200-yard medley relay. Broido and Troncoso teamed up with Chole Carr and Ashley Ireland to defeat Mars Hill in this event with a time of 1:55.23.


Past Winners of the BCBS Student-Athlete of the Week


-Holly Shelton September 10th


-Emma Bussard September 17th

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