Cathryn Collins Named MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 1/16/2007

Women’s Swimmer of the Week:


Cathryn Collins


Fr. ● (Hilton Head S.C./Hilton Head)


Freshman Cathryn Collins continued her fabulous season this past weekend to help the University of Akron swimming and diving team defeat MAC foe, Bowling Green, on Saturday and non-conference nemesis Youngstown State on Sunday. Collins recorded two individual wins and also swam the anchor leg of the winning-400-medly relay team against the Falcons clocking in at 3:57.53. She set a new personal-best time in the 200-yard freestyle, completing the course in 1:53.30 and later took top honors in the 500-yard free with a mark of 5:04.43. Collins kept her success going on Sunday against the Penguins when she added another win with a personal-best time of 2:09.54 in the 200-yard butterfly.


Other Nominees:


Madeleine Pilchard

Eastern Michigan

Jr. ● (Marietta, Ga. /George Walton)


Pilchard paced the Eagles attack in weekend victories over IUPUI and Ball State. In EMU’s 132-100 win against the Jaguars, Pilchard posted the top time in the 100-yard butterfly and swam anchor on the winning 200-yard medley relay team. In the Eagles 158.5-141.5 downing of the Cardinals, the 2006 MAC Swimmer of the Year claimed the 100, 200 and 500-yard freestyle races and was anchor on the first place 400-yard freestyle relay team.



Lindsay Hamilton


Fr. ● (Saskatchewan, Canada/Greenhill)


Lindsay Hamilton won four events in four tries this weekend in Bobcat victories over Buffalo and YSU. The freshman won both the one and three meter diving events on Friday at YSU and Saturday at Buffalo leading the Bobcats to a 7-2 record on the season.


Caroline Keating

Bowling Green

Sr.  ● (Cincinnati, Ohio/ St. Ursula Academy)


Keating remains unbeaten in MAC competition after picking up her fourth MAC win in the 1000 free (10:35.35) against Akron...she also placed second in the 500 free (5:06.49) and was a member of the fist  place 400 free relay squad.


Brittany Sayler

Ball State

Sr. ● (Crawfordsville, Ind. /Southport)


Sayler was part of the 400 medley relay that defeated Eastern Michigan in that event on Saturday, Jan. 13.  The foursome clocked in a 3:57.92 final.  Sayler then took first placed in the 100 back after clocking in a 59.21.  Sayler helped the Cardinals win a dual meet on Monday, Jan. 15 at Illinois State after placing first in the 100 back with a time of 59.87.