South Dakota’s Colin Krysl and IUPUI’s Margaret Barber were named The Summit League’s Swimmers of the Week for their performances Jan. 10-11.
MEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Colin Krysl, South Dakota
Jr. // Bellevue, Neb.
Krysl earns his first career Swimmer of the Week award after recording a trio of individual event wins against league rival South Dakota State. The junior swept the butterfly events touching the wall in 51.78 in the 100 and 1:54.55 in the 200. He also won the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.36.
Also nominated: Lennart Kuester, IUPUI; Ben Bolinskie, South Dakota State; Chris Neaveill.
Previous honorees: 10/15 – Chris Neaveill, Western Illinois; 10/22 – Ian Ford, South Dakota; 10/29 – Dylan Bunch, Denver; 11/5 – Wil Hogue, South Dakota State; 11/12 – Tony Carroll, IUPUI; 11/19 – Jacob Knowles, South Dakota; 11/26 – Tony Carroll, IUPUI; 12/10 – Dylan Bunch, Denver; 12/17 – No award given.
WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Margaret Barber, IUPUI
Jr. // Bettendorf, Iowa
Barber collects her first career Swimmer of the Week honor after capturing four individual first-place finishes to help her team win three-of-four dual victories. The Jaguars defeated Xavier (200-98), Saint Louis (176-75) and league opponent Western Illinois (219-75). On Friday against Ball State and Xavier, the junior won the 500 free (5:10.71) and 1,000 free (10:37.89), while taking first in the 200 free (1:55.78) and 500 free (5:11.28) on Saturday vs. Saint Louis and Western Illinois.
Also nominated: Devonne Dalin, 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; 11/5 – Johanna Roas, Denver; 11/12 – Lexi Laird, IUPUI; 11/19 – Sam Schuttinger, South Dakota; 11/26 – Lexi Laird, IUPUI; 12/10 – Samantha Corea, Denver; 12/17 – Morgan Stepp, Omaha.
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 League.