Rice’s Marie-Claire Schillinger Named C-USA Swimmer of the Week

IRVING, Texas – After earning three consecutive weekly awards, the Rice Swimming program has tied defending Conference USA Champion FIU for the most overall league awards to this point in the season with five as a team. Owl freshman Marie-Claire Schillinger becomes the latest to join the league’s weekly awards slate, after recording one of the fastest times in school history this last week.

SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Marie-Claire Schillinger, Rice | Fr.| Orinda, California
Schillinger recorded one of the fastest times in Rice program history en route to winning two individual events, while also swimming on four winning Owl relays last weekend at the Incarnate Word Invitational in San Antonio. The true freshman won the meet’s 100-yard breaststroke with a career-best time of 1:02.73, etching the third-fastest mark in the Rice record books to equal the top time in Conference USA so far this season. On day two, Schillinger came back to win the 200-breastsroke with a steady time of 2:15.91. Additionally, the Orinda, California-native showed some versatility by reaching the championship final of the 100-freestyle, where she finished sixth overall. As a team, Rice won the three-day Invitational meet featuring a full program of 18 swim events. This is the rookie’s first award of 2015 and her early career, and the fifth overall for the Owls as a squad in 2015.

2015 #CUSASWIM ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

SWIMMERS
O13 – Jessica Chadwick, FIU
O20 – Kyna Pereira, FIU
O27 – Kiley Beall, Rice
N3 – Kaitlyn Swinney, Rice
N10 – Kyna Pereira, FIU
N17 – Madi Pulfer, Marshall
N24 – Alicia Caldwell, Rice
D1 – None
D8 – Kiley Beall, Rice
D15 – None
D22 – Marie-Claire Schillinger, Rice
DIVERS
O13 – Jasmine Abercrombie, North Texas
O20 – Rebecca Quesnel, FIU
O27 – Megan Wolons, Marshall
N3 – Megan Wolons, Marshall
N10 – Megan Wolons, Marshall/Rebecca Quesnel, FIU
N17 – None
N24 – None
D1 – None
D8 – None
D15 – None
D22 – None

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2015 C-USA Swimming & Diving Top Results

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