Emily Hurst of Ball State Named MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week and Buffalo's Andrew Tamchyna earns MAC Men's Swimmer of the Week Honors

Updated 11/21/2006

 Women’s Swimmer of the Week:



Emily Hurst

Ball State

Fr. ? (Zionsville, Ind. /North Central)


Hurst swam her way into top honors in the 200 breast after clocking in a time of 2:24.72.  Hurst also won the 400 IM after a time of 4:36.24.  Hurst took her third first place finish of the weekend in the 100 breast after earning a time of 1:07.99.  With the help of Hurst the Cardinals managed to win the Third Annual Doug Coers Invitational with a score of 882 over IUPUI and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Other Nominees:


Meili Carpenter


Fr. ? (Boulder, CO/Fairview)


Carpenter continued her diving prowess, winning both the one-meter and the three-meter board events against St. Bonaventure and the one-meter board against Canisius, while exhibitioning the three-meter event. Carpenter shattered the school record in the three-meter diving event against Canisius, although the Bulls had already clinched the meet and did not score the event. She accumulated a whopping 321.79 points in six dives to break the previous record of 302.65 set in 1992 by Janet Ward. Carpenter also continued her undefeated streak in the one-meter diving event, scoring a personal season-high total of 291.82 points in six dives against the Golden Griffins. Against St. Bonaventure, she scored 278.75 points in the one-meter event and threw in 298.50 points to take the three-meter event.


Melissa Roemmele


So. ? (Lexington, Ky. /Lexington Catholic)

At last weekend's Indiana Invitational, Roemmele was Miami's top finisher on both the 1- and 3-meter boards. On Friday on the 1-meter board, Roemmele finished 10th and was the only RedHawk to place in the finals with her score of 236.85. Roemmele followed with a 3-meter score of 252.25 on Saturday, good for 13th place and only one spot out of the finals. It was the second time this season Roemmele was the top Miamian on both boards.



Men’s Swimmer of the Week:


Andrew Tamchyna


Fr. (Newmarket, Ontario/Newmarket)


Tamchyna helped lead the Bulls to a 138-70 victory over cross-town rival Canisius, UB's 15th straight in the all-time series. Tamchyna remained undefeated in the 200-yard backstroke, winning in 1:55.54 to lower his season-best mark in the event. Tamchyna also combined with freshman Kevin Song, senior Aaron Moessinger and sophomore Dave Harris to win the 400-yard medley relay in 3:40.00. Tamchyna swam the 100-yard backstroke distance of the race in 53.68, a season-best time.


Other Nominees:


Chris Heaton


So. ? (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville)

At last weekend's Indiana Invitational, Heaton paced a strong Miami showing on the boards. On the 1-meter board, Heaton was the only Miamian to advance to the finals, finishing with a fifth-place score of 320.50. Heaton also posted a 15th-place finish on the 3-meter board with a score of 246.25.

Zach Whitaker

Ball State

Sr. ? (Coatesville, Ind. /North Putnam)


Whitaker helped the Cardinals win the Third Annual Doug Coers Invitational at Lewellen Aquatic Center on Nov. 17-18.  Whitaker won the three-meter dive on Friday with a top score of 290.75.  Whitaker’s performance was the best out of nine divers.  Whitaker then took top honors on Saturday after scoring a 280.15 in the one-meter dive again out of nine competitors.  With both his wins Ball State managed to defeat UW-Milwaukee and IUPUI with a team score of 785.


All Institutions will be idle this week