Malarie Scmidt and Emily Wylam Named MAC Women's Co-Swimmers of the Week

Updated 1/30/2007

Women’s Co-Swimmer of the Week:



Malarie Schmidt


So. ● (Batavia, Ill. /Rosary)

Schmidt posted four individual wins in dual meet victories over Bowling Green and Kenyon College. In Miami's 192-98 win over Bowling Green, which clinched Miami's sixth straight season with a perfect conference dual meet record, Schmidt took top honors in the 200 butterfly (2:06.63) and 200 backstroke (2:05.96). The win also extended Miami's streak of dual meet wins to 46 straight. In a 177-118 win over Kenyon, Schmidt posted first-place times in the 100 backstroke (59.02) and the 200 individual medley (2:07.37). Schmidt, who captured four wins in four different events during the week, helped Miami wrapped up a 12-0 dual meet record, which is the Red and White's first perfect regular season since going 10-0 in 1977. 

Emily Wylam


Jr. ● (Yorktown, Va., Grafton)


Wylam won four events in four tries in the Bobcat's 179-121 win over BSU last weekend. Wylam touched the wall first in the 100-200 backstrokes (58.64-2:06.33) and the 200 I.M. (2:12.14). Additionally, Wylam led off the victorious 400 M.R. (3:55.96) with a 58.28 split.


Other Nominees:


Kendall Karchner


Fr. ● (Maumee, Ohio/Maumee)


Karchner was a major factor in helping the Zips defeat Toledo 156-144 in a hard fought dual meet over the weekend. She won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58:00 to earn nine points for the Zips. She later returned to win the 200-yard back with a season-best time of 2:04.88. A mark that ranks second all-time in school history, trailing only Michelle Thomas’s time of 2:03.15. She also swam the first leg of the 400-yard medley team that set a new team-best mark of 3:54.21.


Emily Hurst

Ball State

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


Hurst swam her way to a first place finish in the 100 breast after clocking in a time of 1:07.18 against Ohio on Jan. 27.  Hurst continued her success in the pool after a top finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:24.72.


Kahla Walkinshaw


Sr. ● (Hamilton, Ontario/Westmount SS)


Walkinshaw turned in a win for Buffalo against EMU in the 200-yard butterfly, as the senior cruised to victory with her time of 2:08.67. 


Sheila Carson

Eastern Michigan

Fr. ● (Marilla, N.Y./Iroquois)


Carson was a part of three victories to help EMU defeat Buffalo, 146- 92. Carson paced the Eagles attack, claiming the 200 IM (2:08.91) and 200 breaststroke (2:21.87) races, while swimming as a leg on the winning 400 medley relay team. The win continues the Eagles success over the Bulls, as UB has never defeated the EMU swimming and diving team moving the all-time record to a perfect 11-0 advantage.


Kylie Gamelier


So. ● (Cranberry Township, Pa. / Seneca Valley)


Gamelier broke the 200 Breaststroke school record this past weekend against Akron.  The previous record was 1:04.99; she swam it in a time of 1:04.89 beating her previous best by a second.  She also won the 200 (2:22.83) breaststroke and place second in the 200 IM (2:11.76).