UNCW’s Halonen Wins 5th CAA Swimmer of the Week Award of the Season

UNC-Wilmington junior Valtteri Halonen and Northeastern junior Anna Schegoleva have been named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Swimmers of the Week on January 21st.

Halonen has been the conference’s supreme swimmer this season, and has earned this award a total of 5 times already this year.

His latest honor comes after winning three individual events in the team’s dual meet match-up with Division II opponent Wingate, where he was a 1:43.97 in the 200 free, a 50.45 in the 100 fly, and 1:50.63 in the 200 back. Though it’s not one of his primary events, and it’s the first time he’s swum it this season, that 200 free by Halonen was just a few-tenths from his lifetime best.

On the other end of the spectrum, Schegoleva, also a junior, won her first award of the season. In a dual against UVM, she won three individual events as well.

Shegolva took wins in the 100 back (58.37), 100 free (52.95), and 100 fly (57.65).

Halonen is a native of Finland and Schegoleva is a native of Cyprus.

Northeastern swept the women’s awards, as diver Taryn McLaughlin earned the conference’s Diver of the Week honors.

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