Press Release courtesy of Queens Athletics
Queens University of Charlotte’s Nicholas Arakelian has been honored as the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Male Swimmer of the Week.
The award is the first of the season for the Livonia, Mich. native after he collected three individual wins over the weekend. Arakelian was also a part of the 200-yard medley relay team that took first place in the team’s victory over defending NCAA DIII Champion Emory University.
“Nick put together some nice swims this past weekend and it is nice to see those swim recognized by the coaches of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference,” said Queens Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Planning and Leadership Development/ Director of Swimming Operations Jeff Dugdale.
Arakelian’s first win of the meet came in the 100-yard breaststroke, winning by more than three seconds with a time of 55.69. The senior won for the second time in the 200-yard breaststroke, reaching the wall in 2:02.56, followed by a win in the 400-yard I.M. with a 12-second margin of victory.
The Royals will be back in the pool this weekend on Friday, Oct. 20, when they travel to Blacksburg, Va. for a dual meet with NCAA Division I institution Virginia Tech.
The Department of Athletics at Queens University of Charlotte is a leading NCAA Division II program in the United States distinguished by its commitment to transforming the lives of its students, and consistently competing at the highest possible levels. Housing 30 varsity level sports, the Royals are a member of the South Atlantic Conference with the men’s and women’s swimming teams competing in the Bluegrass Mountain Conference.
Queens University of Charlotte is a master’s-level university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of Charlotte, Queens offers undergraduate, graduate and online degrees such as a highly regarded MBA program, a top-10 Low-Residency MFA program, and an online MSN-Clinical Nurse Leader degree. The university serves approximately 2,250 students through its College of Arts and Sciences, McColl School of Business, Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth School of Graduate and Continuing Studies and Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.