MAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week
Nov. 5, 2007
Alisha Yee ? Bowling Green
Junior ? Las Cruces, N.M. (Las Cruces HS)
Yee finished the weekend finishing first in all 6 individual events that she swam. She won the 100 yard back in 58.17 and the 200 yard back in 2:04.05, more than 7 seconds ahead of second place at Eastern Michigan. Yee was also victorious in the 200 IM, swimming a 2:07.52. The following day vs. Ball State, Yee continued her string of victories as she collected wins in the 100 yard and 200 yard back once again. In addition, she captured the 400 IM title in a time of 4:33.45. Yee also swam the first leg of the victorious 200 yard medley relay team.
Additional Women’s Nominations
Lauren Parr ? Akron
Sophomore - Massilon, Ohio (Jackson HS)
Over the weekend Parr claimed four individual first place finishes, one first place relay finish and one second place nod. Against Ohio she won the 200 butterfly (2:06.94) and the 200 IM (2:13.47). She took second in the 100 butterfly (58.70). Against Miami, Parr won the 100 butterfly (59.18), the 400 IM (4:34.38) and was the last leg of the 800 free relay that won with a time of 8:07.16. With her 200 butterfly finish, she set a new personal best and beat her fourth place spot on the Akron all-time top times list. In the 400 IM, she now rests in third place on the list.
Maria Gramelspacher ? Ball State
Freshman ? Jasper, Ind. (Jasper HS)
Gramelspacher won the 200 yard free against Bowling Green with a time of 1:55.44. She also took top honors in the 100 yard fly and was a member of the 200 yard free relay that took first (1:39.46.).
Andrea Lehner ? Buffalo
Sophomore ? Lockport, N.Y. (Orchard Park HS)
Lehner won a total of five races over the two-day weekend meet schedule. Against Miami, she opened the meet with a victory in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.04. She later won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.40. On Saturday at Ohio, she won two individual events with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 1:52.11 and cutting a half-second off her previous best this season. Lehner won the race by a tenth of a second over Ohio's Ilse Petersen (1:52.21). Lehner later went on to win the 200-yard backstroke in 2:06.15. Additionally, Lehner swam the opening leg of UB¹s victorious 800-yard freestyle relay at Ohio as the foursome of Lehner, Jordan Deren, Renae Sharkey and Emily Day finished in 8:02.14.
Madeleine Pilchard ? Eastern Michigan
Senior ? Marietta, Ga.
Against Bowling Green, Pilchard was part of winning 400 medley relay team. Also won the 100 and 200 freestyle. Versus Toledo, was part of third place 200 medley relay team, as well as winning 800 freestyle relay team. Captured the 200 freestyle, while placing second in 500 freestyle.
Kristen Bezier ? Miami
Senior ? Evans Valley, Pa. (Seneca Valley HS)
Bezier recorded five victories in five different events over the weekend in wins over Buffalo and Akron, extending Miami's MAC dual-meet winning streak to 48 meets. In Miami's win over Buffalo, Bezier was a member of the 200 freestyle relay team that touched the wall first, along with recording first place finishes in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke. Against Akron, Bezier was a member of Miami's 200 medley relay team that squeaked out a first-place victory, while also winning the 200 freestyle by nine tenths of a second.
Ashley Marion ? Ohio
Junior ? London Ontario
Marion recorded five wins, one second and one third in seven attempts, to lead the Bobcats to victories against Akron (171-123) and Buffalo (166-129). Marion placed first in three events in the dual-meet win against the Zips, touching the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke (59.53) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.71), and swimming the first leg of Ohio’s first place 400-yard medley relay team (3:58.36). Against Buffalo Marion continued her solid performance, winning the 100-yard freestyle (53.55) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:33.52), and placing second in the 100-yard backstroke (59.53). She also swam the first leg of Ohio’s third place 200-yard medley relay team (1:49.66).
Megan Reissig ? Toledo
Sophomore ? Rochester, N.Y. (Victor HS)
Reissig helped the Rockets over EMU with her school record setting time of 4:26.93 in the 400 IM. Reissig also won the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and was part of the winning 200 Medley Relay team.