MAC Awards Swimmer of the Week Honors

Updated 1/14/2009


MAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Katie Carter ? Akron

Senior - Euclid, Ohio (Euclid)

The UA senior dominated from both boards with two school record-breaking performances in a dual meet win over Marshall. Carter earned top marks in both 1-meter and 3-meter diving this weekend.   In 1-meter diving, Carter finished with a 298.50 mark earning first place while also claiming the school record (previously held by Lindsey Power, 297.00).  Carter would dive into familiar territory from the 3-meter springboard earning a score of 339.68 to solidify the top score on the day while acquiring school and pool records in the process (Carter previously held both records, 335.85).


MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Chad Miller ? Buffalo

Freshman - Liverpool, NY/Liverpool

Miller swept the sprint events, placing first in the 50 freestyle (21.78) and the 100 freestyle (47.31) and also anchored the first place 200 freestyle relay (1:25.76) to help the Bulls defeat Binghamton, 126-91.


Additional Women’s Nominees


Jessica Ballard ? Buffalo

Junior - Hilton Head, SC/Hilton Head

Placed first in the 500 freestyle (5:15.52) and second in the 1000 freestyle (10:45.90) to help the Bulls beat Binghamton, 140-81.


Alissa Ricard ? Eastern Michigan

Senior - Tucson, Ariz.-Catalina Foothills

Won the 200 free (1:52.91) and 100 free (52.30) while helping the 400 free relay team to a win. Ricard also placed third in the 50 free, hitting the wall in 24.44.


Rachel Heim ? Ohio

Sophomore - San Diego, Calif./Horizon HS

Rachel notched four wins in four tries last weekend in the Bobcats' 171-121 win over Division III powerhouse Denison University. When the waves settled, Heim had recorded two personal bests and three season-best  performances.  Heim split a season and personal best 24.84 for the fly leg of the 200 medley relay. The Bobcats' time of 1:45.83 was also a season best. In the 200 butterfly, Heim finished first in a personal in-season best of 2:05.25. In the 100 freestyle, Rachel stopped the clock in a lifetime-best 52.03 and in the 400 freestyle relay Heim anchored the Bobcats to a win with a split of 53.07.


Laura Heckroth ? Toledo

Sophomore - Columbus, Ind./Columbus North

Laura Heckroth was consistent for the Rockets as she posted multiple Toledo top-times at the meet. She was the first in Midnight Blue and Gold to touch the wall in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles with times of 53.38, 1:52.43 and 4:59.04, respectively. Her 500 free time ranks as the third best time in the MAC this season while her 1650 free from Saturday's meet (17:22.69) ranks seventh in this season's conference ranks.


Previous Women’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 21: Jacy Dyer, Toledo

Oct. 28: Kasey Carpenter ? Miami

Nov. 4: Stephanie Zielinski, Akron

Nov. 11: Allison Stevens, Miami; and Ashley Marion Ohio

Nov. 18: Cathryn Collins, Akron

Nov. 26: Mary Ehresman, Ball State

Dec. 3: no competition

Dec. 10: Malarie Schmidt, Miami; and Jacy Dyer, Toledo

Dec. 17: Emily Haifley, Ball State


Last Week’s Women’s Results

January 9 ? Friday

at Ohio 171, Denison 121 


January 10 ? Saturday

Toledo vs.

At Northwestern 255, Toledo 86

Notre Dame 268, Toledo 83 (at Evanston, Ill.)

at Akron 145, Marshall 90

at Oakland 155, Eastern Michigan 145


January 11 ? Sunday

at Buffalo 140, Binghamton 81


Upcoming Women’s Schedule

January 13 ? Tuesday

Miami at Cincinnati, 5 pm


January 16 ? Friday

St. Francis, Pa. at Akron, 5 pm


January 17 ? Saturday

Ball State at Illinois State, 1 pm


Additional Men’s Nominations


Ryan Fulkerson ? Eastern Michigan

Senior - South Lyon, Mich.-South Lyon

Swept the fly events, winning the 100 fly (50.45) and the 200 fly (1:51.58) vs. Oakland. He also helped the 200 medley relay team to a third place finish and the 400 free relay team to a 4th place showing.


Previous Men’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 21: Austin Laksa, Ball State

Oct. 28: Mike Carroll ? Miami

Nov. 4: Dave Brown, Miami

Nov. 11: Derick Roe, Eastern Michigan

Nov. 18: Chris Heaton, Miami

Nov. 26: Chris Krupa, Ball State

Dec. 3: no competition

Dec. 10: Chris Heaton, Miami

Dec. 17: Austin Laska, Ball State


Last Week’s Men’s Results

January 10 ? Saturday

Eastern Michigan 151, at Oakland 147


January 11 ? Sunday

at Buffalo 126, Binghamton 91


Upcoming Men’s Schedule

January 16 ? Friday

Miami at Cincinnati, 6 pm


January 17 ? Saturday

*Buffalo at Miami, 5 pm