Miami's Kelly Ball Named Men's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 1/21/2003

Jan. 21, 2003

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Cleveland - The Mid=American Conference announced its men's swimmer of the week today. The award went to Miami's Kelly Ball. Ball won four individual events and was a member of another winning relay team.

Men's Swimmer of the Week

Kelly Ball - Miami Senior - Granger, IN

Ball came from behind to win the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:52.42 over Wright State on Friday evening in Oxford, Ohio. Ball then won his second race of the evening when he touched the wall in 1:41.38 for another come from behind victory, this time in the 200-yard freestyle. With Ball's final leg on the 400-yard freestyle relay, Miami was able to dramatically defeat Wright State on the last event of the evening for Miami's third win of the season. On Saturday, Ball touched the wall first in the 200-yard IM and the 500-yard freestyle with times of 1:56.92 and 4:40.53, respectively over swimming power, Kenyon College. Ball took the first victory by only one second and won the distance event by six seconds.


Patrick Lee (Buffalo) posted victories in the one- and three-meter competitions. Against Niagara, Lee turned in a six-dive total of 278.03 points to win the one-meter event and took the three-meter board with a six-dive total of 283.95. He followed against St. Bonaventure with a 258.68 point total on the one-meter board and a three-meter score of 285.90 to capture that event.

Andy Cebull (Eastern Michigan) won both distance events, posting wins in the 500 free (4:40.60) and in the 1000 Free (9:32.05), leading the Eagles to its fifth straight win of the year, defeating Oakland 149-88.

Past Swimmers of The Week

 N 12 - Ryan Bowman, Ball State
N 19 - Jeff Luhn,  Eastern Michigan
N 26 - Lorant Divald, Toledo
D 10 - Jeff Luhn,  Eastern Michigan
D 17 - Patrick Lee, Buffalo
J 14 - Peter Donohue, Miami 

Men's Previous Results

January 14
 Buffalo 161, @ Niagra 72

January 16 St. Bonaventure 146.50, @ Buffalo 96.50

January 17 @ Miami 122, Wright State 121

January 18 @ Kenyon 156, Miami 132 Eastern Michigan 149, @ Oakland 88

Upcoming Men's MAC Swimming Meets

January 24
 Cleveland State @ Eastern Michigan , 7 pm

January 25 Toledo @ Xavier, 1 pm Wright State @ Ball State , 1 pm Denison @ Eastern Michigan , 2pm