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Jan. 17, 2006
MAC Women's Swimmer Of The Week
Emily Wylam So. Ohio
Yorktown, Va. Grafton
Wylam won both backstroke events against Big Ten powerhouse Ohio State on Saturday. She won the 100-yard backstroke in 58.08, and captured the 200 backstroke in 2:04.76. Both times were the third-fastest marks in the MAC this season. Wylam also swam the opening leg of the 400 medley relay squad versus the Buckeyes, clocking in at 57.50, which is the fastest split in the 2005-06 MAC ranks. She also tallied a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.07 in a win over Division III perennial power Denison.
Other Nominees-Women's Swimmer Of The Week
Melissa Holbach Jr. Akron
Palatine, Ill. Palatine
Holbach posted a sweep in the one and three-meter diving events in a win over Youngstown State last weekend. In the one-meter competition, Holbach set a personal best with a six-dive total of 274.20. In three three-meter event, she scored a six-dive tally of 250.50.
Addison Del Rio So. Ball State
Munster, Ind. Munster
Del Rio posted a pair of individual top times in the Cardinals' double-dual meet with UIC and Illinois State last weekend. She captured the titles in the 200 IM (2:09.52) and the 100 breaststroke (1:06.39).
Claire Letendre Jr. Eastern Michigan
Manchester, Mo. St. Joseph's Academy
Letendre led EMU to non-conference wins over IUPUI and Oakland by winning three overall individual events. Against IUPUI, she won the 200 (1:58.62) and 500-yard freestyles (5:13.56). Against Oakland, she captured the 200 butterfly in 2:05.71.
Margaret Patrick Jr. Miami
Marietta, Ga. Holy Innocents
Patrick tallied a pair of wins in the RedHawks' quadrangular meet last Friday, sweeping the freestyle sprint events and helping Miami defeat Big East foes Cincinnati and Louisville. After winning the 50-yard freestyle in 23.75, Patrick captured the 100 freestyle with a season-best clocking of 52.26, a new Miami record in the event.