SDSU’s Hogue, DU’s Roas Collect Weekly Swimming Awards

South Dakota State’s Wil Hogue and Denver’s Johanna Roas were named The Summit League’s Men’s and Women’s Swimmers of the Week for their performances Oct. 29-Nov.4.

MEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK         
Wil Hogue, South Dakota State
Jr. // Chandler, Ariz.
Hogue earns the second weekly honor of his career and his first Swimmer of the Week award this season after posting a pair of top-two individual finishes, including an event win, at Green Bay.  The Chandler, Ariz., native won the 50 free, touching the wall at 21.07, a mere .01 seconds shy of his season-best time that ranks second in the league.  He also finished runner-up in the 100 free (47.48) and was a member of the second place 200 medley relay (1:34.87) squad.

Also nominated: Matt Abercrombie, Western Illinois.

Previous honorees: 10/15 – Chris Neaveill, Western Illinois; 10/22 – Ian Ford, South Dakota; 10/29 – Dylan Bunch, Denver.

WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Johanna Roas, Denver
Fr. // Munich, Germany
Roas claims her first career Swimmer of the Week honor after recording one individual first-place finish and two relay victories to help Denver defeat Air Force, 139-104.  The freshman won the 100 free with a time of 51.73.  She was also a part of the winning 400 free relay (3:29.48) and 400 medley relay (3:50.53) teams.

Also nominated: Natalie Renshaw, Omaha; Emily Campbell, South Dakota State.

Previous honorees: 10/15 – Natalie Renshaw, Omaha & Andrea Budahl, South Dakota State; 10/22 – Bridgette McNally, Denver; 10/29 – Bridgette McNally, Denver.

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.

Follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague@summithoops and @summitchamps

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of The Summit Leauge.

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