MAC Announces Co-MAC Swimmers Of The Week

Updated 11/8/2005

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Nov. 8, 2005

Leah Woodard, Sophomore, Toledo

Woodard (San Antonio, Tex.,-Churchill) led the Rockets to a 128-108 home win over Cincinnati on Friday, and a won-loss split with Wayne State and Eastern Michigan, respectively, on Saturday in Ypsilanti. The sophomore transfer won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.07 seconds against the Bearcats, while capturing the 100 freestyle in 52.07. Woodard tallied a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle (52.64) in the meet against Wayne State and Eastern Michigan.

Christin Eberst, Senior Diver, Miami
Eberst (Clifton Park, N.Y.-Shenendehowa), a senior diver for the RedHawks, won all four diving events and helped Miami remain undefeated with its pair of wins last weekend. In Friday's home-opening tri-meet, Eberst helped the RedHawks defeat Big Ten foe Illinois, 169-125, and down former MAC member Marshall, 208-84, as she swept both the one and three-meter boards. On Saturday versus Ball State, Eberst again swept the boards and helped Miami to the 180-120 win, extending the RedHawks' streak of consecutive MAC dual-meet wins to 35.

Other nominees
Rachel Sorg, Buffalo

In UB's only dual meet of the week against Akron, Sorg competed in her first four-event meet of her young UB career. In the first event of the day, Sorg swam the first leg and set the tone early by commandeering a second-place show in the 200 medley relay in 1:52.01. She also posted a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.48, which is the seventh fastest time in the MAC this season. After earning eight points for her team, Sorg threw on the burners, toasting her competition in the 200 backstroke and 800 freestyle relay. The two first-place showings gives her five total on the year. Her 2:11.27 in the 200 backstroke is the tenth fastest in the MAC, while the Bulls' 7:57.92 in the 800 freestyle relay marks the first time the team has raced the event this year, and is tops in the MAC.

Dana Schultz, Bowling Green
In the past week, Schultz recorded two second-place Fly finishes against BIG Ten opponent Ohio State University. These have been the only two second-place finishes for Schultz in individual Fly competition. In three meets, she has yet to lose a MAC Fly race. Schultz is a member of the 200 Medley relay team which took first at the Nov. 5 meet with Ohio and placed second against OSU and UT..She also is a member of the 400 Free and Medley relays which took first against EMU and OSU, respectively. Schultz also tied for the lead for Falcon first-place finishers with freshman Alisha Yee with five.

Catherine Lee Ha, Eastern Michigan
Lee Ha won both events she swam in during EMU's triangular with Toledo and Wayne State. Lee Ha swam the sixth best time in school history with a 52.20 mark in the 100 free. She also captured first in the 50 free with a 24.28 time. The 150-93 win over Toledo marks the first time Eastern Michigan started a season 3-0 versus MAC opponents since the 2000-01 season.

Ashley Marion, Ohio
Marion led the women Bobcats to road victories over DIII powerhouse Kenyon and MAC foe Bowling Green, finishing first in five individual races. Marion finished first in the 100 free with a time of 53.19, and took first in the 100 fly in a time of 59.08, which is tops for Ohio this season. She added two more first place finishes against BGSU: Marion won the 100 free with a time of 52.96, and took first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:31.25.

Brittany Sayler, Ball State
Sayler posted three first-place finishes in Saturday's meet versus Miami and one second-place clocking. She paced all swimmers with a clocking of 58.47 in the 100 back, while placing second in the 200 back with a time of 2:06.54. Sayler also swam the first leg for the first-place 200 medley relay (1:47.46) and first-place 800 free relay (7:49.71) squads. Her 100 back time is currently the second-fastest in the league, while the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay times are the best in the MAC so far this season.

Danielle Béland, Akron
posted three individual and one relay victory in four events in a 186-112 Akron victory over the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday. Béland swept the 100 and 200 butterfly events, posting a time of 2:03.90 in the 200 butterfly and a time of 58.09 in the 100 butterfly. She also won the 400 IM in a time of 4:35.60 and helped the 200 medley relay team to a win in a time of 1:48.77. She is now 6-0 combined in the two butterfly events this season.