MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MEN'S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
For Immediate Release-Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010
MAC Men's Swimmer of the Week
Ben Battjes, Ball State - Senior, Elkhart, Ind. (Elkhart Memorial High School)
Senior Ben Battjes helped guide the Cardinals to a first-place finish at the Ball State Relay Invitational by swimming on four first-place relay squads. Battjes opened the meet by swimming the first leg for the first-place 300 butterfly relay that posted a time of 2:39.06. His second relay victory came in the 500 freestyle relay when he swam the first leg for the team that posted a time of 4:20.65. He also swam the first legs for the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:28.05) and the winning 400 medley relay (3:44.78).
Daan Jansen, Missouri State - Freshman, Polokwane, South Africa
Freshman Daan Jansen participated in the 2010 Tunica Invitational, which represented the first collegiate meet of Jansen's career. Jansen competed in the 200-yard IM (1:58.48), 200-yard Backstroke (1:53.85) and the 400-yard IM (4:07.53). His finish in the 400 IM gives him the 7th-best time in the MAC.
Chris Nash, Evansville - Junior, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Coronado High School)
Junior Chris Nash shined on Sunday at Saint Louis though the Aces suffered a tough 126-98 loss. Nash placed first in the 100 back (54.10) and first in the 400 medley relay (3:36.11) as the first leg of the team.
Jacob Hanson, Eastern Michigan - Freshman, Bloomington, Ill. (Normal Community)
Freshman Jacob Hanson led the Eagles as he captured three individual wins in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard IM in a dominating 202-98 victory over Oakland last Saturday. After leading the 200-yard medley relay to a win, Hanson upped his win total to 19 so far this season with 12 of those being individual victories.
Previous Men's Swimmers of the Week
Oct. 21: Roko Simunic - Missouri State
Oct. 27: Chris Gunnels - Miami
Nov. 3: Nicolas Villaroel- Missouri State
Nov. 10: Niklas Gustafsson - Missouri State
Nov. 18: Jacob Hanson - Eastern Michigan
Nov. 24: Ben Battjes - Ball State
Dec. 8: Chris Krupa - Ball State
Dec. 15: Adam Dale - Ball State
Jan. 12: Ben Battjes - Ball State