Miami's Karen Frazier Named MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 12/5/2006

Women’s Swimmer of the Week:

 

Karen Frazier

Miami

Fr. ● (Placerville, Calif. /St. Francis)

Helping the host RedHawks win the 13th Annual Miami Invitational, freshman Karen Frazier put together a banner weekend for the Red and White. The Placerville, Calif. native turned in her best performance of the weekend when she swam 1:03.41 in the 100 breaststroke, breaking the Miami varsity record for the second time this season and clocking in with a NCAA "B" cut in the event. The first-year swimmer also swam a leg on the first-place 200 medley relay team, which clocked in at 1:45.22 and finished third in the 200 breaststroke in 2:19.82. In her first season in Oxford, Frazer has set or tied the Miami 100 breaststroke varsity record three times after it had stood for nearly seven years.

 

Other Nominees:

 

Katelyn Lofland

Akron

Fr. ● (Boise, Idaho/Home Schooled)

 

Freshman Katelyn Lofland helped the University of Akron swimming and diving beat nine other teams to win the three-day SummaCare Invitational at the Ocasek Natatorium over the weekend. Lofland started the finals of day three in grand fashion by shattering her own school record in the 1,650 yard freestyle with a mark of 17:12.41. Lofland’s time was nearly 18 seconds better than the second-place finisher. On Friday she also recorded a season-best time in the 500 yard freestyle by tapping the wall at 5:08.66. Her efforts helped Akron record 1,235 points, giving the Zips their first win in the invitational meet since 2001.

 

Brittany Sayler

Ball State

Sr. (Crawfordsville, Ind. /Southmont)

 

Sayler competed at the US Open and at the House of Champions at IUPUI.  Sayler swam her way to a first place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.53.  She was a member of the foursome who took top honors in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:58.69.  Sayler took second in the 100 back (59.52) and then rebounded with a win in the 200 back (2:07.92).  Sayler helped Ball State win the House of Champions (Dec. 1-2).

 

Alisha Yee

Bowling Green

So. ● (Las Vegas, NV/ Las Cruces)

 

Yee set two new personal records in the in the 100 Back (56.86) the 200 Back (2:04.71).Her 100 Back finish narrowly missed the school record mark of 56.20 and the 200 Back finish now ranks Yee third overall on the Falcons all-time top 10 list. Alisha Yee was the only top three finisher for the Falcons at the OSU Invitational, she finished the meet with three top 10 finishes (100 back, 3/200 IM, 7/200 Back, 6). Yee was a member of the 11th place 200 Free, 9th place 400 medley, 6th place 200 Medley, 8th place 800 Free, 8th place 400 free relays.

 

Kahla Walkinshaw

Buffalo

Sr. (Hamilton, Ontario/Westmount SS)

 

Walkinshaw scored three second-place finishes for the Bulls in the

three-day SummaCare Invitational at Akron. On Friday, Walkinshaw

clocked a 5:05.30 to place second in the 500-yard freestyle. Saturday,

she added to her second-place total with a 58.04 showing in the

100-yard butterfly and completed the weekend with a 2:06.76 clocking

in the finals of the 200-yard butterfly.

 

Madeleine Pilchard

Eastern Michigan

Jr. ● (Marietta, Ga. /George Walton)

 

Pilchard swam MAC-best times in three events to help the Eagles to a second place finish during the annual ten-team EMU Invitational. Pilchard swam league top-times in the 100 freestyle (50.59), 200 freestyle (1:49.51) and 500 freestyle (4:54.12). The 2006 MAC Swimmer of the Year also anchored the winning 200 freestyle and second place 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay teams.

 

Megan McKinley

Toledo

Jr.● (Silver Lake, Ohio/Cuyahoga Falls)

McKinley won first place at the Eastern Michigan Invite in the one-meter board by 20 points.

 

After December 9, 2006, All schools will be idle until January 2007.