Béland Helps Zips to 3-1 Record on the Weekend

Updated 11/15/2005

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Nov. 15, 2005

MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Danielle Béland
Akron
Jr.-Butterfly (Ottawa, Ontario/St. Peter¹s)
Béland had a stellar weekend to help the Zips to a 3-1 record, posting seven victories in eight events on the weekend. Against Ohio and Youngstown State on Friday, Béland posted victories in the 100 butterfly (57.58), 200 butterfly (2:04.16) and 200 IM (2:08.18). On Saturday against Clarion and Duquesne, Béland was victorious in the 1,000 freestyle (10:29.16), winning by more than 15 seconds, the 100 butterfly (58.31) and the 400 IM (4:34.55). She also helped the 400 medley relay team to a victory (3:57.54). Béland is not 9-0 in the butterfly events this season.

Other Nominations:

Addison Del Rio
Ball State
So.(Munster, Ind./Munster)
Del Rio tallied three first-place efforts in the team's win over Bowling Green, capturing first-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.42), 200 breaststroke (2:26.07) and 200 IM (2:10.22).

Dana Schultz
Bowling Green
Sr.(Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock)
After her 200 Fly win in Muncie, Ind. on Thursday, Schultz has yet to lose a 200 Fly event in MAC competition...Thursday's win over Amber Arnold of BSU came in 2:06.35...Schultz leads the Falcons with six individual first place finishes...her 400 Free Relay has never placed lower than second in competition.

Madeleine Pilchard
Eastern Michigan
So. (Marietta,Ga./George Walton)
Pilchard captured first place in the 500 free in a loss to Miami. Her time of 5:01.10 is the sixth best time in school history. She also was a member of the winning 400 free relay team that finished over 13 seconds ahead of the second place team. Pilchard finished second in the 1000 free with a mark of 10:27.87.

Malarie Schmidt
Miami
Fr.(Batavia, Ill./Rosary)
Schmidt helped Miami win its 36th consecutive Mid-American Conference dual meet by sweeping the backstroke events in the RedHawks 176-103 win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Nov. 12. Schmidt won both the 100 back (58.74) and 200 back (2:07.11), marking her sixth win in a backstroke event and seventh overall individual win this season. Schmidt's time of 58.74 in the 100 back was her top time of the season, eclipsing her previous best of 58.88 set in Miami's tri-meet against Marshall and Illinois (Nov. 4). Schmidt also swam the first leg of Miami's first-place relay team in the 400 medley relay.

Ashley Marion
Ohio
Fr.(London, Ontario)
Marion led the women Bobcats to wins over Akron and Youngstown State She finished first in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events. Marion won the 100 in 52.77, the fastest in the MAC this weekend. She won the 200 in 1:54.41, second fastest in the MAC this weekend. She swam the butterfly leg of the winning 400-yard medley relay team in 58.48, second in the MAC this weekend. As the second leg of the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay squad, Marion swam the fastest Bobcat split with a time of 52.06, second fastest in the MAC this weekend.

Megan McKinley
Toledo
So. (Silver Lake, Ohio/Cuyahoga Falls)
McKinley helped lead the Rockets to a convincing 180-118 victory at Buffalo on Saturday. McKinley won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 290.40, giving the Rockets a sweep of the top two spots in the event, a long with teammate Jill Reighard. McKinley then won the three-meter dive with a score of 284.47, again combining with Reighard to give UT a sweep. McKinley has won nine of the twelve diving events she has competed in this season.