Western Kentucky’s Claire Conlon, Florida International’s Rebecca Quesnel are C-USA athletes of week

The following is a press release courtesy of Conference-USA:

Conference USA swimming and diving is underway as Claire Conlon of WKU and Rebecca Quesnel of FIU claim the first C-USA Swimmer and Diver of the Week awards of the season. Conlon is the Swimmer of the Week after posting two league-best times, while Quesnel is Diver of the Week following wins in her two events.

Swimmer of the Week – Claire Conlon, WKU, Sr., Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Conlon tabbed three first-place finishes, including two individual top times, to help the Lady Toppers open the season with a dominant 210-83 win over Delta State. The senior holds the fastest time in the league in the 100 breaststroke after going 1:03.76, almost three seconds faster than the next best time in C-USA. She also finished the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.58, another top time in C-USA. Conlon swam the second leg of the 200 medley relay in 29.45 to help WKU secure a win in the event at a C-USA-best time of 1:44.96. The C-USA Swimmer of the Week award is the first of Conlon’s career.

Diver Player of the Week – Rebecca Quesnel, FIU, Fr., Ontario, Canada
Quesnel grabbed two first-place finishes with league-best scores in the one-meter and three-meter diving at the FIU meet with Florida Atlantic. In the one-meter diving, Quesnel earned a score of 276.83, the fourth-best time for a diver in school history, in her first collegiate event. The freshman followed that up with a mark of 275.78 in the three-meter diving to qualify for the Zone Championships later this season.

2014 C-USA Swimmers of the Week
O14: Claire Conlon, WKU

2014 C-USA Divers of the Week
O14: Rebecca Quesnel, FIU

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