MAC Announces Women's Swimmer Of The Week

Updated 1/31/2006

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Jan. 31, 2006

Emily Wylam • So. • Ohio
Yorktown, Va. • Grafton

Wylam won three individual events and was a part of two first-place relays in two dual meets for the Bobcats last week. In a setback to Miami, she finished first in both the 100-yard backstroke (57.87 seconds) and 200 backstroke (2:03.83), and swam the opening leg of the victorious 400-yard Medley Relay, posting a backstroke split of 57.47 seconds. All three times in the events were MAC season-best marks, and Wylam personal bests. In last Tuesday's win over Marshall, Wylam captured first-place tallies in two events, winning the 100-yard backstroke in 58.71 seconds, and posting a opening leg split of 19.33 seconds in the victorious 200-yard Medley Relay. Wylam also finished second in the 100-yard butterfly race. Wylam was also named Women's Swimmer Of The Week on Jan. 17.

Other nominees
Addison Del Rio • So. • Ball State
Munster, Ind. • Munster

Del Rio tallied four individual wins and one relay victory in the Cardinals' two meets last weekend. In Friday's victory over Toledo, she tallied a pair of individual first-place clockings, winning the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.85) and the 200 Individual Medley (2:08.44). Del Rio was also a member of the winning 400-yard Medley Relay squad (3:54.17), which posted the team's fastest time of the season. In Saturday's win over Butler, she captured the individual titles in the 50-yard breaststroke (30.69) and the 100 IM (59.69).

Caroline Keating • Jr. • Bowling Green
Cincinnati, Ohio • St. Ursula Academy

Keating took home a first-place finish in every race she swam in versus Buffalo last Saturday. She captured the 100-yard freestyle in 53.75 seconds, and took home first-place honors in the 200 free, clocking in at 1:55.12. In the 500 freestyle, Keating finished more than 11 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher with a time of 5:06.76. She also anchored the first-place 200 freestyle relay team that touched the wall in 1:40.13.

Kahla Walkinshaw • Jr. • Buffalo
Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) • Westmount

Walkinshaw won both of the butterfly events against Bowling Green Saturday. Her 2:05.32 time in the 200 butterfly was a personal career-best and UB season-best, while she clocked in at 58.59 in the 100 butterfly. To lead off the meet, Walkinshaw swam the third leg in the second-place 400-yard medley relay (4:00.17). Walkinshaw concluded the meet legging in the second-place showing in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Christin Eberst • Sr. • Miami
Clifton Park, N.Y. • Shenendehowa

Eberst set a new school record in the three-meter dive in Miami's Senior Day win over Ohio, posting a new Miami record and a new pool record with her score of 337.95. She shattered the old school record of 309.67 set in 2002 by Sara Gonso, and her score currently ranks as the top score in the conference. Eberst also posted a sweep of the boards with a win in the one-meter dive.

Ashley Tremblay • So. • Toledo
Phoenix, Ariz. • Arcadia

Tremblay led the Rockets against Ball State last Saturday with two first-place finishes. She captured the 100-yard backstroke in 58.90 seconds, and won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:06.90.