“Northwestern is very good. They are definitely in the top 25 in the country,” said WKU head coach Bruce Marchionda. “Both the men and women programs are very good with a rich history of having dynamic teams…”
When students do travel, it is usually for pleasure. However, sophomore swimmer Daniela Beasley has a desire to give back on her own and has plans to help the orphans in her hometown of Ecuador to overcome socio-economic boundaries.
Senior Jimmy Martin earned co-swimmer of the week honors this week for the Bonnies, sharing the award with George Mason’s Fernando Rubio. Martin recorded four first place finishes, also helping to break two pool relay records this past weekend against Pitt.
Two swimmers from the Viper Aquatic Swim Team in Indiana have verbally committed to Division I programs.
Colorado State diver Ariana Milone has been named this week’s Mountain West Women’s Diver of the Week. The award, which was announced by the conference Wednesday morning, is Milone’s second of her young career.
UNLV has gotten a verbal commitment from one of the top breaststrokers in the class of 2014.
“We were mostly happy with the results in terms of a scrimmage format,” Connecticut swimming coach Bob Goldberg said. “We used this meet as preparation for the West Point meet ahead next week.”
The 2013 edition of the annual SMU Classic meet was an absolute classic, thanks in part to Tanja Kylliainen.
“We had a solid effort from our women today,” he said. “Burke led the way with three wins, but we also got great performances from Charlotte Holz, Macey Arnold and Kendall Towe.”
SBU started the meet strong with a first place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Vatslav Lets, Matthew Schutt, Jimmy Martin and Viacheslav Shchukin broke a pool record with a time of 1:33.49. Shchukin kept the momentum going with a first place finish in the in the 100- yard freestyle with a time of 45.73.
Matt Josa and the Division II Queens University Royals posted solid early season times and gained 9 NCAA B-Standards in their victory over Division I Gardner-Webb.
Florida State’s Tiffany Oliver went two season-bests to sweep the sprint events at the annual Paint it Pink meet in Tallahassee.
Northwestern sophomore Jordan Wilimovsky continues to impress in college with his two individual wins in the 1,000 and 500 yard freestyle, which were key to the Wildcats’ win over the Eastern Michigan University Eagles.
Day 1 of the SMU classic is the fastest session of racing we’ve seen thus far in the 2013-2014 season.
Anton Loncar from Oregon has verbally committed to the University of Denver.