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