Ben Karwoski of Ball State Garners MAC Men's Swimmer of the Week Honor

Updated 12/5/2006

Men’s Swimmer of the Week:


Ben Karwoski

Ball State

Fr.(Bluffton, Ind. /Bluffton)


Karwoski took home three first place finishes at the House of Champions held by IUPUI on Friday (Dec. 1) and Saturday (Dec. 2).  Karwoski clocked in a 4:42.33 in the 500 free to win the event.  He then earned a first place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.34.  Karwoski closed out the weekend with a top finish in the 200 butterfly (1:57.06).  Karwoski was also a member of the 800 yard free relay that placed first after clocking in a 7:11.71.  Karwoski's success helped the Cardinals win the House of Champions with a team total of 938.5.



Other Nominees:


Michael McDowell


Fr. (Rush, NY/Rush Henrietta)


McDowell won the three-meter diving event of the SummaCare

Invitational with a six-dive total in the finals of 332.40 points,

breaking the Ocasek Natatorium record of 316.35, set at last year¹s

meet by former UB diver Cassidy Lynch and establishing a new meet

record. It was also a lifetime best for McDowell who finished one

point shy of Lynch¹s UB record set at last season¹s ECAC

Championships. McDowell also finished second on the one-meter board with 228.90 points for his six dives.


Preston Revere

Eastern Michigan

Sr.(Phoenix, Ariz. /Apollo)


Revere registered three first place finishes to help the Eagles win their annual nine-team EMU Invitational for the 10th straight season. Revere swam MAC-best times in the 100 freestyle (45.46), 100 butterfly (49.54) and the 50 freestyle (20.56). He was also a member of the first-place 200 freestyle relay team, which set a meet record with a 1:20.91 mark. He was also a member of the second place 400 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.


Chris Heaton


So. ● (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville)

At the 13th Annual Miami Invitational, sophomore Chris Heaton swept the boards, winning both the 1- and 3-meter titles. Heaton won the 1-meter dive with a season-best score of 322.60 on Friday, and he followed with a first-place score of 276.55 on the 3-meter board. His strong performance on the boards helped Miami place fifth at the Miami Invite despite having four of its top swimmers compete at the U.S. Open.


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