Courtesy: American Athletic Conference
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving honors for the week ending Oct. 7.
Male Swimmer of the Week
Marek Osina * Fr. * ECU
Osina had a strong start to his rookie campaign, leading ECU in its season opener against North Carolina inside Minges Natatorium. The freshman won all three of his individual events, setting the facility record in the 200 backstroke with a first-place time of 1:48.16. He additionally touched the wall first in the 200 fly (1:51.91), 200 IM (1:51.57) and swam the leadoff leg of the Pirates’ first-place 200 medley relay in a time of 23.51.
Female Swimmer of the Week
Zarena Brown * Jr. * Houston
Brown picked up where she left off last season, as the 2017-18 all-conference swimmer and NCAA participant won three individual events and swam the anchor leg of the 400 free relay team to help her side complete a 151-50-148.50 come-from-behind victory over Tulane on the road. Brown won the 100 free (51.86), 200 free (1:51.12) and 500 free (5:03.12). She also helped pace the Cougars to a first-place finish in the 400 relay, swimming her leg in 51.42.
Male Diver of the Week
Louis Hunt * Sr. * Cincinnati
Hunt led male divers around the conference over the weekend, as the 2017-18 American champion Bearcats opened their 2018-19 season over the weekend. He posted a one-meter score of 246.45 and a three-meter score of 262.30. His performance garnered four points for the men on the way to defeating Indianapolis 166.33-133.66.
Female Diver of the Week
Claire Schuermann * Jr. * Cincinnati
Schuermann, the reigning conference Women’s Most Outstanding Diver, carried the momentum into the 2018-19 season, as she swept the diving events in the Bearcats’ season-opening win against Indianapolis. Schuermann posted two NCAA Zone Diving-qualifying marks, winning the one-meter with a score of 295.50 and the three-meter with a score of 289.50. Cincinnati won the meet, 245-55.