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2011-12 NCAC Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week



February 12th

Jon Rooker, Kenyon
(Forest Grove, OR/Forest Grove)

Kenyon junior Jon Rooker posted a pair of NCAA ‘A’ cut standards in both the 100 back (49.66) and the 200 back (1:49.17) over the weekend at the 2012 Kenyon Invitational.

Victoria Masney, Denison
(West Vancouver, B.C./Mulgrave)

Denison junior Victoria Masney registered an NCAA ‘A’ cut in the 100 butterfly (55.28) and an NCAA ‘B’ cut in the 100 back (57.84) at the Kenyon Invitational. Her clocking in the 100 butterfly was her personal-best and the best time turned in by a DU women’s swimmer this season.

February 5th

Casey Hooker, DePauw
(Rensselaer, IN/Rensselaer) 

DePauw freshman Casey Hooker triggered the men’s 202-57 victory over Rose-Hulman with three individual wins in the 100 back (52.29), 200 back (1:58.90) and the 200 IM (2:00.47). The DPU men’s squad has now posted a perfect 7-0 record in dual meets for the second consecutive season.

Nicole Rossillo, DePauw
(Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern)

DePauw junior Nicole Russillo, who returned to the pool this weekend after several weeks due to injury, led the Tigers to a 207-44 victory over Rose-Hulman after winning both the 50 free (26.18) and 100 free (57.75). Rossillo was also a member of the winning 200 medley relay (2:05.71).
January 29th

Matt Gleason, DePauw
(New Albany, OH/New Albany) 

DePauw sophomore Matt Gleason helped trigger the Tiger’s 153.5-146.5 victory over Chicago on Saturday. Gleason touched the wall first in three individual events, including the 200 fly (1:54.83), 100 fly (51.65) and 200 IM (1:58.73), and also swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:36.11).

Emily Capone, Allegheny
(Johnson City, NYJohnson City)

Allegheny sophomore diver Emily Capone met NCAA qualifying standards for 11 dives on the one-meter board in the Gators’ 107-92 setback against Edinboro. Capone totaled 402 points in the event, which was seven more points then the 395 needed to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

January 22nd

Curtis Ramsey, Kenyon
(Wilmington, DE/Charter School of Wilmington)

Kenyon junior Curtis Ramsey capped off a strong weekend by winning seven events over a two-day stretch. Against Ohio Northern on Friday, he won the 50 free (21.06), 100 free (46.64) and swam a leg on the winning 200 free relay (1:26.15), and at the OWU Invitational on Saturday, Ramsey won the 200 free (1:43.04), 50 free (21.16), 100 butterfly (51.40) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:35.93).

Alisa Vereshchagin, Kenyon
(Solon, OH/Solon)

Kenyon senior Alisa Vereshchagin was a key piece to the Ladies success over the weekend as she also chalked up seven total victories. Against Ohio Northern, she won the 200 IM (1:49.51), 100 breast (1:06.56) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:48.23), and at OWU, she was a member of both the winning 200 medley (1:49.23) and 800 free (7:55.21) relays and posted individual wins in the 100 breast (1:07.36) and 200 breast (2:23.71).

January 15th

Peter Parisi, Wooster
(Portland, OR/Stevenson) 

Wooster junior Peter Parisi won five individual events in two meets, leading the Fighting Scots to a 2-1 record. Parisi won the 50-meter free (25.44) and 100-meter free (57.53) in a victory over Hiram, then claimed the 50-yard free (21.96), 100-yard free (49.07) and 100-yard breast (1:00.71) as Wooster defeated Defiance and lost to Ohio Wesleyan in a double-dual.

Catie Baker, DePauw
(Cedar Rapids, IA/Kennedy)

DePauw senior Catie Baker won the 100 breast (1:07.31), 200 breast (2:26.09) and 400 individual medley (4:40.39) to lead the Tigers to a third-place team finish at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational. 

December 11th

Job Fields, Hiram
(Chillicothe, OH/Chillicothe)

Hiram sophomore Job Fields captured the only men’s individual event victory in a 123-90 loss against Grove City. He won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:13.66, winning the race by 10 one-hundredths of a second. Fields also posted a second-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle in a time of 11:01.04.

Caitlin McCurley, Hiram
(Apple Valley, OH/Granite Hills)

Hiram senior Caitlin McCurley posted a first-place showing in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:51.83) in a tri-meet with Chatham and Grove City on Saturday. McCurley also recorded a second-place finish in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:33.18.

December 4th

Al Weik, Denison
(Lebanon, OH/Lebanon) 

Denison sophomore Al Weik highlighted the Big Red’s dominant performance at the Miami Invitational by shattering his own national record in the 1650 free. Weik won the 1650 race in an NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 15:05.14 and also posted ‘A’ cute standards in the 500 free (4:27.78) and as a member of the 800 free relay (6:39.94). Additionally, he chipped in an NCAA ‘B’ cut time in the 400 IM.

Michelle Howell, Denison
(Albuquerque, NM/Albuquerque Acad.) 

Denison freshman Michelle Howell led the Big Red to a third-place finish at the Miami Invitational with two NCAA ‘A’ cut and two NCAA ‘B’ cuts. Howell won the 400 IM in an ‘A’ cut time of 4:22.58, setting the Denison school record in the process, and also notched an ‘A’ cut standard in the 200 fly (2:02.63). She also picked up ‘B’ cuts swims in the 200 IM (2:06.21) and 100 fly (56.51).

November 27th

Sean Anthony, Ohio Wesleyan
(Coldwater, OH/Coldwater)

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Sean Anthony won the 1650 freestyle, and was part of the third-place 400-medley relay team. He led the Battling Bishops to the team title at the Corbiere-Merion Invitational.

Hannah Saiz, Kenyon
(Plattsburgh, NY/Senior)

Kenyon junior Hannah Saiz placed second in the 200 butterfly in NCAA “A” cut time of 2:02.33 at the TYR Invitational. She was also part of the Ladies’ 400 free relay that met an NCAA “B” cut time (2:07.44).

November 20th

Ian Stewart-Bates, Kenyon
(Moreland Hills, OH/University)

Kenyon junior Ian Stewart-Bates  totaled four NCAA “B” cut times at Northwestern’s TYR Invitational. He met the qualifying standard in the 50 freestyle (20.84), 200 freestyle (1:40.75) and the 500 freestyle (4:37.02) and was part of the 200 free relay that also met a “B” mark (1:21.94).

Kellyn Caldwell, Kenyon
(Gambier, OH/Mount Vernon) 

Kenyon senior Kellyn Caldwell was part of four NCAA “B” cut times at Northwestern’s TYR Invitational. She made the cut in the 200 individual medley (2:08.67), the 400 individual medley (4:29.92) and as part of the 800 free (7:36.26)  and 200 free (1:35.17) relays.

November 13th

Brandon Intrieri, Allegheny
(Erie, PA/McDowell) 

Allegheny junior Brandon Intrieri set a pair of Gannon University pool records in the Gators’ 124-99 victory over Gannon on Friday. He opened the meet with an NCAA “B” cut and pool record in the 100 fly (50.50), and then set the pool mark in the 50 free with a time of 21.21.

Mariah McGovern, Wooster
(Kaysville, UT/Layton) 

Wooster sophomore Mariah McGovern led the Fighting Scots to the championship at the 2011 Veale Classic, hosted by Case. She won four individual freestyle events, all at different distances at the two-day event. In the semifinals against Oberlin, McGovern touched first in the 100 free (56.19) and the 200 free (1:59.77), and in the championship against Case she showcased her skills in the distance events with victories in the 500 free (5:18.53) and 1000 free (10:52.82).

November 6th

Gabe Dixson, Denison
(New Albany, OH/New Albany) 

Denison diver Gabe Dixson broke the school record for the one-meter board (6 dives) with 313.05 points in the Big Red’s loss to Kenyon, 131-112. He broke the three-meter board record earlier this season.

Morgan Hughes, Wooster
(Chico, CA/Chico)

Wooster freshman Morgan Hughes won the 50 free (25.83), 100 free (55.24) and led off the winning 200 free relay (1:41.77) in the Fighting Scots’ 153-141 loss to Ohio Northern.

October 30th

Casey Hooker, DePauw
(Rensselaer, IN/Central) 

DePauw freshman Casey Hooker set a pool and school record in the 1000 freestyle in his first collegiate meet with a time of 9:39.39. He also took first in the 500 free (4:42.97) and was part of the first-place 400 free relay, to lead the Tigers past Washington (Mo.) for the first time since 1997, 173-120.

Claire Shannon, Wittenberg
(Cincinnati, OH/Turpin)

Wittenberg junior Claire Shannon won four events in two Tiger victories. She won the 200 (2:02.62) and 500 (5:34.63) freestyles in a 177-57 decision over Ohio Wesleyan, then took the 1000 (11:00.65) and 500 (5:24.28) freestyles in a 139-93 win over Wooster.

October 23rd

Chris McLauchlan, Oberlin
(East Lansing, MI/Haslett) 

Oberlin freshman Chris McLauchlan posted an NCAA provisional qualifying score of 288.7 on the one-meter board to help the Yeomen capture a 143-73 dual meet victory over Transylvania on Saturday.

Kellyn Caldwell, Kenyon
(Gambier, OH/Mt. Vernon) 

Kenyon senior Kellyn Caldwell powered the Ladies to first place at the Kenyon Relays by swimming for all six of the team’s winning relay squads, including the 200 backstroke (1:45.57), 200 breaststroke (2:04.02), 500 crescendo (4:36.10), 1500 freestyle (15:30.57), 400 IM (4:01.08) and the 200 freestyle (1:37.41).