MAC Men's Swimmer of the Week
Justin Wolfe, Southern Illinois
Junior, Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington)
Wolfe led Southern Illinois to a fourth-place finish at the Purdue Invitational last weekend. He swam first-place times in the 50 free (20.47) and 100 fly (48.19 - NCAA 'B' Qualifying time), in addition to finishing seventh in the 100 free (46.17). Wolfe was also a member of the second-place (of 14) 400 free relay team, seventh-place (of 15) 200 free relay team, the sixth-place (of 14) 400 medley relay team and the 10th (of 16) 200 medley relay team.
Gavin McNeeley, Ball State
Junior, North Manchester, Ind. (Manchester)
Posted four event wins, a second place effort and a sixth-place swim to help the Cardinals collected a second-place finish in the four-team 2010 Doug Coers Invitational. 1st in the 100 Breaststroke (59.78) - only sub 1-minute time at the meet. 1st in the 200 Breaststroke (2:11.73) 1st in the 400 Medley Relay (3:28.16) 1st in the 200 Medley Relay (1:36.44) 2nd in the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:11.69) 6th in the 200 IM (2:01.39).
Andy Balczo, Evansville
Senior, Evansville, Ind. (Harrison)
Balzco posted a second place score of 270.00 on the 1-meter boards to help lead the Aces to a fourth place finish at the Hilltopper Invitational at Western Kentucky University. Balzco finished the meet with a fourth place score of 268.65 on the 3M dive.
Eric Ducourneau, Missouri State
Senior, Montreal, Canada (Pierrefonds)
At the highly competitive Purdue Invitational, Eric Ducourneau competed against the top divers in the country. Of the six teams competing in the meet, three were nationally ranked by CollegeSwimming.com. Ducourneau remained unfazed and put up outstanding scores. He scored 288.05 on the one-meter board (fifth-place) and 332.25 on the three-meter (fourth-place). Ducourneau was the top diver outside of the elite Purdue team. His 332.25 is the third-best markin the MAC and he has now qualified for Zone "D" on both the one- and three-meter boards.