Oakland, Youngstown State Claim Horizon League Weekly Awards

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February 03rd, 2021 College

Courtesy: Horizon League

INDIANAPOLIS – Oakland and Youngstown State earned the first set of 2021 Nike #HLSD Swimmers and Divers of the Week honors on Wednesday. Oakland competed in a dual meet against Grand Valley State while Youngstown State went up against Gannon.

2021 #HLSD Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Christian Bart | Oakland | Redshirt Sophomore | Grand Rapids, Mich.

Oakland’s Christian Bart opened the season in dominating fashion going four-of-four in first place finishes in the 200 medley relay (1:28.44), 50 free (20.49), 100 free (45.16), and 200 free relay (1:22.11) against in-state foe Grand Valley.

2021 #HLSD Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Emily Aycock | Oakland | Sophomore | Knoxville, Tenn.

Emily Aycock picked up where she left off a season ago after being named Horizon League Freshman of the Year, swimming to a perfect four-of-four first place finishes in the 1000 free (10:10.04), 200 free (1:52.48), 500 free (5:00.03), and 200 free relay (1:34.90) to open up the season against Grand Valley.

2021 #HLSD Men’s Diver of the Week

Christian Matthews | Youngstown State | Senior | Columbus, Ohio

Matthews set personal-best marks in the one and three-meter events against Gannon. He earned his first collegiate win with a 214.87 in the three-meter event and just missed a victory in the one-meter with a score of 208.05 losing by .75 points in the one-meter.

 2021 #HLSD Women’s Diver of the Week

Bernie Turchi | Oakland | Senior | Hartland, Mich.

Oakland’s Bernie Turchi dominated the boards to open her senior campaign, sweeping the 1meter and 3meter competition Saturday against Grand Valley. Turchi recorded a 275.99 in the 1meter dive, and added a score of 284.25 on the 3meter.

2021 #HLSD Men’s Swimmer of the Week

February 3 – Christian Bart, Oakland

2021 #HLSD Women’s Swimmer of the Week

February 3 – Emily Aycock, Oakland

2021 Nike® #HLSD Men’s Diver of the Week

February 3 – Christian Matthews, Youngstown State

2021 Nike® #HLSD Women’s Diver of the Week

February 3 – Bernie Turchi, Oakland

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