Eastern Michigan's Sean Joyce Named MAC Men's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 2/11/2003

Feb. 11, 2003

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Cleveland- The Mid-American Conference announced its men's swimmer of the week today. The award went to Eastern Michigan's Sean Joyce. Joyce won the 500 and 1650 freestyle events, as the Eagles defeated Miami and Buffalo.

Men's Swimmer of the Week

Sean Joyce - Eastern Michigan Senior - Webster, NY

Joyce won both the 500 and 1650 freestyle events in EMU's pair of MAC wins over Miami (178-64) and Buffalo (188-55) to close out the conference season a perfect 5-0. Joyce posted times of 15:37.38 in the 1650 and 4:39.09 in the 500 free.


Zach Hall (Ball State) won the 50 free with a clocking of 21.62 and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:36.13).

Kelly Ball (Miami) won two events against Buffalo and Eastern Michigan to go undefeated in every individual race during the entire MAC season. Ball had already won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.23 before he out-touched Eastern Michigan's Justin Breitigam by two hundredths of a second in the 200-yard butterfly on Saturday afternoon for a 10-0 personal record in the MAC.

Robert Krichbaum (Ohio) captured the eighth title of his junior season on Saturday with 284.10 points on the three meter board. He would follow that with a second-place finish in the one meter (257.20). On the season, he has won four times on both the high and low boards. The Bobcat men finished 0-2 for the weekend with losses to Ball State and Toledo in the team's regular season finale at the Aquatic Center.

Lorant Divald (Toledo) was first in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.25 and 100 freestyle with a time of 47.09 against Ohio and Ball State.

Past Men's Swimmer 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
J 21 - Kelly Ball, Miami
J 28 - Andy Cebull, Eastern Michigan
F 4 - Dave Bergan, Miami

Men's Previous Results

February 8

Ball State 157, @ Ohio  84
Toledo 143.50, @ Ohio    92.50
Ball State  128, Toledo 95 (@ Ohio)
Eastern Michigan 188, @ Buffalo 55
@ Buffalo 129,  Miami 114
Eastern Michigan 178, Miami 65 (@ Buffalo)

Upcoming Men's MAC Swimming Meets

February 14
Miami @  Midwest Championships, All Day

February 15 Miami @ Midwest Championships, All Day

February 16 Miami @ Midwest Championships, All Day