2016-17 NCAC Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week

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January 30th
 

Walter Dauksher, Denison
(Fort Collins, CO/Fossil Ridge) 

Denison sophomore Walter Dauksher logged a pair of individual event victories to lead the Big Red in a 171-79 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. Dauksher posted the league’s 14th-fastest time this season in the 100 free with a winning time of 46.71, while also reaching the wall first in the 200 free in 1:43.82.

Amy Schulz, Wittenberg
(Waterloo, IL/Waterloo)  

Wittenberg senior Amy Schulz guided the Tigers to a 168-26 win over Hiram in the final home meet of her career. She posted individual event victories in the 100 back (1:04.85) and 100 breast (1:12.43), to go along with swimming legs on a pair of winning relay teams, including the 200 free (1:49.50) and 200 medley (1:58.61).

January 23rd
 

Jack Bailey, Allegheny
(Grove City, OH/Grove City) 
 

Allegheny senior Jack Bailey swam a 20.91 split on the final leg of the men’s 200 free relay to not only win the event but also lift the Gators to a dramatic 136-135 dual meet win over league-foe Wooster. Bailey also logged a pair of individual victories against the Scots in the 50 free (21.60) and the 100 free (48.25).

Ty Mansfield, Ohio Wesleyan
(Columbus, OH/Bexley)  

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Ty Mansfield posted four individual event victories to lead the Bishops to the team title at the Notre Dame (OH) Invitational at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Mansfield’s individual wins came in the 50 fly (27.96), 50 free (25.72), 50 back (29.37) and the 100 IM (1:04.67). She also swam legs a pair of second-place relay squads, including the 200 medley (1:57.91) and the 800 free (8:34.08). OWU won the team title with 636 points, followed by Oberlin in second with 431 and Notre Dame (OH) in third with 183.

January 16th
 

Max Von Deylen, Wabash
(Indianapolis, IN/North Central)  

Wabash sophomore diver Max Von Deylen broke a pair of records and posted the NCAC’s second-best score to date on the three-meter board to help lift the Little Giants to a 137-89 win over Illinois Wesleyan last Friday night. Von Deylen won the three-meter competition with an 11-dive score of 500.75 points, which broke the record at the Class of 1950 Natatorium and also topped the previous program mark of 497.05 set in 1992 by Ron Zimmerman. Von Deylen also finished second in the one-meter competition with a score of 432.35.

Emma Fikse, Wooster
(Byron Center, MI/Byron Center) 

Wooster sophomore Emma Fikse combined for six total event victories in a pair of team wins last weekend against Mount Union, 138-99, and Ohio Wesleyan, 160-74. On Friday against UMU, she won the 100 free (55.06), 200 free (1:59.44) and swam a leg on the winning 200 free relay (1:44.11), before logging wins against OWU in the 500 free (5:18.47), 1,000 free (10:58.95) and as a member of the winning 400 free relay (3:46.86).

January 9th
 

Max Levy, Denison
(Sammamish, WA/Skyline)  

Denison senior diver Max Levy shined for the Big Red in a 197-92 dual meet victory over DePauw on January 8th by hitting a pair of regional-qualifying scores in the diving well. He won both events on the day with 550.58 points on the one-meter board and 546.38 points on the three-meter board.

Allison Fitzgerald, Denison
(Grand Rapids, MI/Forest Hills Central)  

Denison freshman Allison Fitzgerald had a historic day in leading the Big Red to a 187-95 win over DePauw on Sunday. Fitzgerald re-set the varsity record and posted an NCAA-regional qualifying score of 459.23 on the one-meter board against the Tigers. She also finished second in the three-meter competition with an 11-dive score of 423.53. She also finished second on the one-meter board against Ohio University with a six-dive score of 261.75.

December 5th
 

Arthur Conover, Kenyon
(Oakland, ME/Messalonskee)  

Kenyon senior distance specialist Arthur Conover was dominate last weekend in leading the Lords to a second-place finish at their own Total Sports Camp Invitational in Gambier. First, he broke his own NCAA Div. III record and posted an NCAA “A” in the 1,650 free on Thursday night with a winning time of 14:56.44, which topped his previous national standard of 15:01.24 set at the 2015 NCAA Championships. He then went on to win the 500 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:22.70 and finish second in the 200 free  in an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:38.05.

Julia Wilson, Kenyon
(Bethesda, MD/Sidwell Friends) 

Kenyon junior Julia Wilson completed the clean sweep of the breaststroke events last weekend at the TPSC Invitational against some of the nation’s top talent, including swimmers from NCAA Div. I programs Penn and Davidson. Wilson reached the wall first in the 100 on Friday evening with an NCAA “A” cut time of 1:01.78, before topping the field in the 200 on Saturday night with a winning NCAA “B” cut time of 2:16.27.

November 21st
 

Chris Ruiyantoro, Ohio Wesleyan
(San Jose, CA/Independence)  

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Chris Ruiyantoro won three individual events and swam on three winning relay teams to help lead the Bishops to a second-place finish at their own Corbiere-Merion Invitational last weekend. Ruiyantoro logged individual event victories in the 100 free (52.85), 100 back (54.33) and the 200 back (1:57.67). He also swam legs on three winning relay teams, including the 200 medley (1:38.36), 400 medley (3:34.64) and the 200 free (1:27.30).

Angela Newlon, DePauw
(O’Fallon, IL/O’Fallon Twp.)  

DePauw senior Angela Newlon set two pool records and posted three total NCAA “B” cuts to lead the Tigers to a second-place finish at the UC Phoenix Fall Classic in Chicago. She broke the University of Chicago pool records and established a pair of NCAA “B” cuts by winning both the 500 free (4:51.88) and the 1,650 free (16:52.33). Newlon’s time in the 500 free is also the nation’s top time to date in the event. She then posted an NCAA “B” cut in the 200 fly by clocking a time of 2:04.18 in the prelim session.

November 14th
 

Matthew Nardozzi, Allegheny
(Orlando, FL/Winter Park)  

Allegheny sophomore Matthew Nardozzi guided the Gators to a second-place finish at The Erie Cup by winning three individual titles in the 500 free (4:49.72), 1,000 free (9:49.94) and the 400 IM (4:17.25). The Gators finished second at the home event with 574 points, trailing only Gannon’s 654.

Maddie Prangley, Oberlin
(Fairfield, CT/Hopkins)  

Oberlin senior Maddie Prangley posted two individual event victories and another relay title to help the Yeowomen in a 130-100 victory over Ohio Northern. She continued to move up the NCAA top-times list in the 500 free with a winning time of 5:12.57, while also reaching the wall first in the 200 free in 2:00.45. She closed out the meet by swimming the lead leg on the winning 200 free relay (1:40.06) that clinched the team win for the Yeowomen.

November 7th
 

Bebe Wang, Denison
(Naperville, IL/Metea Valley)  

Denison freshman Bebe Wang picked up two of the Big Red’s seven victories in a 150.5-111.5 home victory over NCAA Division I Xavier on Saturday. Wang reached the wall first in the 200 back with a time of 1:52.01, before turning in a winning time of 4:07.70 in the 400 IM.

KT Kustritz, Denison
(St. Paul, MN/Insight School of MN) 

Denison freshman KT Kustritz continued her impressive rookie campaign by winning three different events in the Big Red’s 150-107 victory over NCAA Division I Xavier. She swept the breaststroke events with winning times of 1:03.43 (100) and 2:19.55 (200), while also swimming a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:45.48).

October 31st
 

Arthur Conover, Kenyon
(Oakland, ME/Messalonskee)  

Kenyon senior distance specialist Arthur Conover showed his strength in the pool in Friday night against Ohio State. Despite the Lords losing dual against the Buckeyes, Conover finished first in the 500 free in 4:35.45 and also finished second overall in the 1,000 free with a time of 9:26.81.

Miranda Farley, Allegheny
(Cleveland, OH/North Royalton)  

Allegheny freshman Miranda Farley had an impressive individual performance to lead the Gators to the team title on Saturday at the Chatham Invitational. She touched first individually in the 50 free (25.51), 100 free (55.98), 200 free (2:00.44) and the 100 IM (1:05.14), to go along with swimming legs on the winning 200 free relay (1:44.12) and the 200 medley relay (1:58.89). The Gators won the four-team event with 1,175 total points.

October 24th
 

Conner Gelwicks, Wooster
(Zionsville, IN/Zionsville Community)  

Wooster senior Conner Gelwicks was a triple-winner in the Scots’ 125-80 dual meet victory over NCAC-rival Wittenberg on Saturday. He opened the meet by swimming the backstroke leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:41.04), before going on to post individual event victories in the 200 IM (2:07.91) and the 100 back (55.42).


KT Kustritz, Denison
(St. Paul, MN/Insight School of MN) 

Denison freshman KT Kustritz shined in her first collegiate dual meet last Saturday against NCAA Division I Eastern Michigan. She posted an individual event victory in the 200 IM (2:10.05) and then finished third in both the 100 breast (1:05.38) and 200 breast (2:23.45). She also swam the breaststroke leg on the 200 medley relay that finished second behind the EMU Eagles with a time of 1:46.01.

October 17th
 

Jack Lindell, Denison
(Edina, MN/Edina)  

Denison senior Jack Lindell led the Big Red to a season-opening win at the Kenyon Swimming & Denison Diving relays by swimming legs on three winning relay teams, including the 200 back (1:33.84), 200 fly (1:31.95) and the 400 IM relay (3:31.76). The Big Red edged out NCAC-rival Kenyon for the team title at the event by a 164-128 margin.


Mary Woods, DePauw
(Carmel, IN/Carmel)  

DePauw sophomore Mary Woods picked up two individual event victories and swam on two winning relay teams to lead the Tigers to the team title at the Indiana Div. III Invitational last Saturday with 821 points. Woods picked up individual event wins in the 100 fly (1:00.52) and 100 breast (1:09.44), and relay victories in the 200 medley (1:51.94) and 200 free (1:43.21).