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2012-13 NCAC Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week



February 4th

Andrew Chavalier, Kenyon
(Golden, CO/Home School) 

Kenyon junior Andrew Chavalier led the Lords to a pair of dual meet victories last weekend over Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg. On Friday against OWU, he won the 200 IM (1:57.15) and the 500 free (4:43.06), while he also posted wins in the 400 IM (4:09.58) and 1000 free (10:14.71) on Saturday against Wittenberg.

Molly Gustafson, Wittenberg
(West Hartford, CT/Conard)

Wittenberg junior Molly Gustafson registered the best swim by an NCAC women’s student-athlete this weekend as she touched first in the 200 breast against Kenyon with a time of 2:27.54. She also finished second in the 100 breast and swam a leg on the third-place 200 medley relay.
January 28th

Casey Hooker, DePauw
(Rensselaer, IN/Rensselaer Central)

DePauw sophomore Casey Hooker  logged four total victories in the Tigers’ 187-110 victory over the Univ. of Chicago on Saturday. Hooker picked up individual event victories in the 100 fly (51.89), 200 fly (1:54.93) and 200 back (1:58.28), while also swimming the lead leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:09.83).

Emily Capone, Allegheny
(Johnson City, NY/Johnson City) 

Allegheny junior diver Emily Capone notched a pair of regionally-qualifying diving scores on Saturday at the Allegheny double-dual meet. The junior scored a 293.15 on the one-meter board and a tally of 286.75 on the three-meter board, both season-high scores.
January 21st

A.J. Burt, Wittenberg
(Wyoming, OH/Wyoming)

Wittenberg sophomore A.J. Burt picked up four total victories to lead the Tigers to a 151-110 win over Centre. He opened the meet as a member of the winning 200 medley relay (1:40.55), and followed with individual event wins in the 100 breast (59.75), 500 free (4:57.10) and the 1000 free (10:27.74).

Caroline Bridges, DePauw
(Mequon, WI/Univ. School of Milwaukee)

DePauw freshman Caroline Bridges led the Tigers to a 138-83 victory over Illinois Wesleyan after setting pool records in the 100 free (53.04) and as a member of the winning 200 free relay (1:40.06), while also touching the wall first in the 50 free (24.80).
January 14th

Brian Maddock, Wooster
(Elyria, OH/Elyria)

Wooster sophomore Brian Maddock keyed the Fighting Scots’ narrow 144-140 victory over Ohio Wesleyan as he won three individual events and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:37.36). Maddock’s individual victories came in the 200 back (2:00.32), 200 fly (2:01.15) and 200 IM (2:00.57).

Morgan Hughes, Wooster
(Chico, CA/Chico)

Wooster sophomore Morgan Hughes helped trigger the Fighting Scots’ 167-117 victory over Ohio Wesleyan with two individual event victories in the 50 free (25.50) and 100 free (54.86). In addition, Hughes swam the anchor leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:53.04) and 400 free relay (3:46.10).
December 10th

Job Fields, Hiram
(Chillicothe, OH/Chillicothe)

Hiram junior Job Fields helped lead the Terriers to a 103-78 victory over visiting Bethany after winning both the 50- and 100-meter backstroke events times of 33.98 and 1:15.58, respectively.

Carly Daniels, Hiram
(Mesa, AZ/Dobson)

Hiram sophomore Carly Daniels won both the 100-meter (1:05.25) and 200-meter (2:21.37) freestyle events in the Terriers’ 115-95 victory over Bethany on Saturday in Ohio.
December 3rd

Sean Chabot, Denison
(Washington, MI/Stoney Creek) 

Denison junior Sean Chabot helped lead the Big Red to a second-place finish at the Miami (OH) Invitational after earning nine NCAA cuts in 10 total events, including automatic qualifying time standards in the 200 free (1:37.67), 100 back (49.09), 200 back (1:47.54) and the 100 free (44.79).

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

Denison sophomore Michelle Howell guided the Big Red women to a fifth-place team finish at the Miami (OH) Invitational. She totaled four NCAA “A” cut time standards, including a pair of individual event NCAA automatic qualifying times in the 200 fly (2:02.57) and 400 IM (4:21.33).
November 19th

Nick Charriez, Kenyon
(Mohegan Lake, NY/Lakeland)

Kenyon senior Nick Charriez had an outstanding run at the Northwestern TYR Invitational as he registered seven top-8 finishes against NCAA Division I opponents, including NCAA “B” cut time standards in the 100 fly (50.08), 200 fly (1:52.32) and the 100 back (51.77).

Hannah Saiz, Kenyon
(Plattsburgh, NY/Plattsburgh Sr.)

Kenyon senior Hannah Saiz won two individual events and was runner-up in another event at Northwestern’s TYR Invitational. Against Division I competition, Saiz won the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events in respective NCAA automatic qualifying times of 55.43 and 1:58.97. Her clocking in the 200 was also a Norris Aquatic Center record and was .14 seconds shy of her own school record.
November 12th

Casey Hooker, DePauw
(Renssealaer, IN/Renssealaer Central) 

DePauw sophomore Casey Hooker was a triple winner in the Tigers’ 196-84 victory against Wabash in the two programs’  annual meet during Monon Bell week. Hooker was victorious in the 1,000 free (9:52.33), 500 free (4:42.76) and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:09.27).

Samira El-Adawy, Wooster
(Cairo, Egypt/Lycee du Sacre Coeur)

Wooster senior Samira El-Adawy played a role in four victories for the Fighting Scots in their 330-225 victory over Lake Erie in the third-place meet of the 2012 Greater Cleveland Tournament. El-Adawy posted individual victories in the 200 free (2:00.08), 200 back (2:17.87) and 400 IM (4:49.72), and also swam the lead leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:55.91)
November 5th

Connor Dignan, Denison
(Las Vegas, NV/Desert Vista, AZ)

Denison sophomore Connor Dignan helped lead the Big Red to a 157-141 victory over NCAC-rival Kenyon on Saturday by winning both diving events. The sophomore broke both of the program’s six-dive records. The All-American totaled 352.73 points on the one-meter board, besting the previous record by over 22 points (330.30), and then tallied 372.53 on the three-meter board to best senior teammate Gabe Dixson (New Albany, OH/New Albany) for the event title and school record.

Alyssa Swanson, Denison
(Aurora, CO/Regis Jesuit)

Denison senior Alyssa Swanson helped carry the Big Red to a 149.5-147.5 come-from-behind victory over NCAC-rival Kenyon on Saturday. She posted an NCAA “B” cut time in the 200 free with a winning time of 1:53.40, won the 500 free (5:07.39) and played a key role in the comeback by swimming the third leg on the winning 200 free relay that clinched the victory. In addition, Swanson claimed the title in the 500 free against Ohio State on Friday evening with a time of 5:03.02.
October 29th

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

DePauw junior Matt Gleason helped the Tigers to a convincing 193.5-86.5 triumph over Washington (MO) by winning three individual events and swimming a leg on the winning 200 medley relay. Gleason touched first in the 100 fly (51.63), 200 fly (1:55.90) and the 200 IM (2:01.55).

Jessica Ward, Ohio Wesleyan
(Delaware, OH/Home)

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Jessica Ward was a key contributor in the Battling Bishops 116-101 triumph over Baldwin Wallace on October 26th. Ward won a pair of events in school-record time as she won the 100 fly (59.24) to break the mark of 59.36 set by Molly Kuhlman in 1991 and also won the 100 back (59.65) to eclipse the previous standard of 1:00.07 set by Laura Marean in 1997.
October 22nd

Austin Caldwell, Kenyon
(Loveland, OH/Loveland)

Kenyon sophomore Austin Caldwell helped the Lords capture a share of the team title at the annual Kenyon Relays after swimming on five winning relay teams at the event, including the 200 medley (1:33.97), 500 crescendo (4:03.28), 200 butterfly (1:31.48), 400 IM (3:36.25) and the 200 freestyle (1:24.18). The Lords tied two-time defending NCAA Division III Champion and conference-rival Denison in the final team standings with 116 points apiece.

Haley Townsend, Kenyon
(Greenwood, IN/Center Grove)

Kenyon freshman Haley Townsend powered the Ladies to a first-place team finish at the Kenyon Relays by swimming a log of five different winning relay teams, including the 200 medley (1:47.02), 200 butterfly (1:45.90), 1,500 freestyle (15:29.81), 400 IM (4:05.46) and the 200 freestyle (1:37.55).