Courtesy: Horizon League
INDIANAPOLIS (December 7, 2022) – Youngstown State’s Aleksa Radenovic and Oakland’s Susan LaGrand pick up the first Nike® #HLSD Swimmer of the Week awards after the holiday. Radenovic earned his third weekly award of the season with his school record breaking performances in the Miami (OH) Invitational. He placed first in the 100-yard fly and second in the 200-yard fly and IM events. He finished in the top five percent in Division I with his 200-yard fly performance. LaGrand wins her second title of the season with her impressive showing in the Zippy Invitational. She placed in the top five percent in Division I with a time of 4.15.69 in the 400-yard IM, which is a personal best, and top ten percent in the 200-yard back, which was a school record. Youngstown State’s Cody Thill and Kayla Wrasman sweep the first Nike® #HLSD Diver of the Week awards after the holiday. Thill earns his first DOTW award after his solid performance in both the one and three meter dives with scores of 231.35 and 235.95 respectively. Wrasman adds her second DOTW award to her resume with her top-ten finishes in both diving events, with a score of 230.60 in the one-meter and a 231.10 in the three-meter.
MEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK | ALEKSA RADENOVIC | YOUNGSTOWN STATE | SOPHOMORE | SOMBIR, SERBIA
Radenovic broke three individual school records and was a member of four record-breaking relay teams at the Miami (OH) Invitational. In the 100 fly, Radenovic came in first place and set the program record with a time of 47.27. In the 200 fly, he set the record with a time of 1:44.97, placing second. He also finished second in the 200 IM, clocking a 1:48.64 in his record-breaking performance.
WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK | SUSAN LAGRAND | OAKLAND | GRAD STUDENT | GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.
Susan LaGrand swam in the Zippy Invitational alongside the Golden Grizzlies with incredible performances setting personal bests in the 400-yard IM (4:15.69) and a school record the backstroke with a remarkably fast 1:57.33 performance in the 200-yard backstroke. Additionally, she completed a leg on the A relay team that gave the women’s team an edge in the invite over the weekend.
MEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK | CODY THILL | YOUNGSTOWN STATE | JUNIOR | ORLAND PARK, ILL.
Thill finished 11th in both the one- and three-meter dives. He scored a 235.95 in the three-meter dive after scoring a 247.00 in prelims. In the one-meter, he scored a 231.35 in finals after finishing the prelims with a score of 244.40.
WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK | KAYLA WRASMAN | YOUNGSTOWN STATE | SENIOR | HARTLAND, WIS.
Wrasman picked up two top-ten finishes at the Miami (OH) Invitational. She finished eighth in the three-meter dive with a score of 231.10 after scoring 239.90 in the prelims. She picked up a 10th-place finish in the one-meter dive with a score of 230.60.
2022-23 Nike® #HLSD Men’s Swimmer of the Week
October 12 – Aleksa Radenovic, Youngstown State
October 19 – Nik Wheeler, Milwaukee
October 26 – Spencer Jyawook, IUPUI
November 2 – Marko Khotynetski, Oakland
November 9 – Aleksa Radenovic, Youngstown State
November 16 – Logan Kelly, IUPUI
November 23 – Logan Kelly, IUPUI
December 7 – Aleksa Radenovic, Youngstown State
2022-23 Nike® #HLSD Women’s Swimmer of the Week
October 12 – Taylor Bailey, Oakland
October 19 – Emmaleigh Zietlow, IUPUI
October 26 – Erika Thomas, Milwaukee
November 2 – Susan LaGrand, Oakland
November 9 – Miriam Frass, Youngstown State
November 16 – Emma Theobald, IUPUI
November 23 – Emmaleigh Zietlow, IUPUI
December 7 – Susan LaGrand, Oakland
2022-23 Nike® #HLSD Men’s Diver of the Week
October 12 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI
October 19 – Jared Kleczka, Milwaukee
October 26 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI
November 2 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI
November 9 – Simon Iwanonkiw, Youngstown State
November 16 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI
November 23 – Jared Kleczka, Milwaukee
December 7 – Cody Thill, Youngstown State
2022-23 Nike® #HLSD Women’s Diver of the Week
October 12 – Sadie Smith, IUPUI
October 19 – Brooke Eichel, Cleveland State
October 26 – Julie Rebek, Milwaukee
November 2 – Julie Rebek, Milwaukee
November 9 – Kayla Wrasman, Youngstown State
November 16 – Ellie Chalifoux, Oakland
November 23 – Bella Smith, IUPUI
December 7 – Kayla Wrasman, Youngstown State