Oakland Swimmers, UIC Divers Earn Horizon League Weekly Honors

by SwimSwam 0

January 21st, 2020 College

Courtesy: Horizon League Conference

INDIANAPOLIS – Oakland picked up both the Nike #HLSD Men’s and Women’s Swimmer of the Week awards with Marko Khotynetskyi and Katie Colwell earning several event wins against Michigan State last weekend. UIC’s Felix LaFortune and Cydney Liebenberg return this week as the Nike #HLSD Men’s and Women’s Diver of the Week with both athletes meeting NCAA Zone qualifying scores and winning their diving events.

2020 Nike® Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Marko Khotynetskyi | Oakland | Freshman | Kyiv, Ukraine

Marko Khotynetskyi swam to three first place finishes over the weekend, topping the competition in the 100 backstroke (49.22), 200 back 1:47.42, 200 IM (1:51.91), and finished second in the 200 medley relay (1:30.86) against Michigan State.

2020 Nike® Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Katie Colwell | Oakland | Senior | New Canaan, Conn

Oakland’s Katie Colwell tallied four first place finishes against Michigan State Saturday, racing to the top spot in the 50 free (23.48), 100 free (51.47), 200 medley relay (1:41.76) and 400 free relay.

2020 Nike®  Men’s Diver of the Week

Felix LaFortune | UIC | Junior | Gatineau, Canada

LaFortune increased his score on the 3-meter board for the third straight meet, scoring a career high 358.27 to take first place.  It was his fifth NCAA Zone qualifying score of the season.  He also set a zone standard on the 1-meter board, scoring 308.77 and taking second place.

2020 Nike®  Women’s Diver of the Week

Cydney Liebenberg | UIC | Junior | Pretoria, South Africa

Liebenberg won both diving events for the fifth straight meet.  She remained undefeated on the 3-meter board, topping 300 for the fourth time and posting her sixth NCAA Zone qualifying score.  She won the 1-meter event with a zone qualifying score of 287.85.  She was over 40 points ahead of second place in both events.

2019-20 Nike® Men’s Swimmer of the Week

October 15 – Mack Flowers, Oakland

October 22 – Dominik Niedzialek, Cleveland State

October 29 – Jack Krusinski, Cleveland State

November 5 – Mack Flowers, Oakland

November 12 – Jack Garcia, Milwaukee

November 19 – Marko Khotyneskyi, Oakland

November 26 – Dominik Niedzialek, Cleveland State

December 10 – Marko Khotyneskyi, Oakland

January 7 – Dane Van Allen, Milwaukee

January 14 – Jack Krusinski, Cleveland State

January 21 – Marko Khotynetskyi, Oakland

2019-20 Nike® Women’s Swimmer of the Week

October 15 – Susan LaGrand, Oakland

October 22 – Susan LaGrand, Oakland

October 29 – Molly Meland, Milwaukee

November 5 – Sohvi Nenonen, Oakland

November 12 – Katie Colwell, Oakland

November 19 – Sohvi Nenonen, Oakland

November 26 – Lilly Culp, UIC

December 10 – Grace Shinske, Oakland

January 7 – Bri Zablocki, Milwaukee

January 14 – Susan LaGrand, Oakland

January 21 – Katie Colwell, Oakland

2019-20 Nike® Men’s Diver of the Week

October 15 – Jared Kleczka, Milwaukee

October 22 – Patrick Tener, IUPUI

October 29 – Matt Akers, Cleveland State

November 12 – Jared Kleczka, Milwaukee

November 19 – Jordan Smith, Oakland

November 26 – Matt Akers, Cleveland State

January 7 – Jared Kleczka, Milwaukee

January 14 – Felix LaFortune, UIC

January 21 – Felix LaFortune, UIC


2019-20 Nike® Women’s Diver of the Week

October 15 – McKenzie Sanchez, Milwaukee

October 22 – McKenzie Sanchez, Milwaukee

October 29 – McKenzie Sanchez, Milwaukee

November 12 – McKenzie Sanchez, Milwaukee

November 19 – Bernie Turchi, Oakland

November 26 – Cydney Liebenberg, UIC

January 7 – McKenzie Sanchez, Milwaukee

January 14 – Cydney Liebenberg, UIC

January 21 – Cydney Liebenberg, UIC

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