MAC Awards Men's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 1/23/2008

MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Paul Ricard ? Miami

Senior - Bowling Green, Ohio (Bowling Green)

Paul Ricard led the RedHawks to a dual meet win over Cincinnati and he recorded four Top two finishes in four different events during the week. Against Cincinnati, Ricard registered a time of 9:355.99 in the 1000 freestyle that earned him a first-place finish by over two seconds. One event later, Ricard finished in second place in the 200 freestyle and he missed back-to-back first-place finishes as he lost the 200 free by eight-one-hundreths of a second. Later in the meet, Ricard avenged his loss in the 200 free as he notched a come-from-behind win in the 500 freestyle. Trailing with 25 yards remaining, Ricard made up lost ground and defeated Cincinnati's Nathan Williams by one-tenth of a second, which was Miami's first winning event since Ricard won the 1000 free. Against No. 12 Purdue, Ricard had one of Miami's best finishes of the day as he finished second in the 1,650 free with a time if 15:55.37.


Additional Nominees

Scott Woster   - Buffalo

So. North Pole, AK/North Pole

Woster won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.99 and the 100-yard butterfly in 52.84. The Niagara meet was the first of the season for Woster, who was sidelined during the first half of the season. The Bulls defeated the Purple Eagles, 144-89.


Derick Roe - Eastern Michigan

Junior - Sidney, Ohio-Sidney

Roe finished first in the 50 freestyle (20.38) against Big Ten opponents Ohio State and Michigan State.  He also took third in the 100 freestyle (45.86).  Roe was part of the fifth-place 200 medley relay team (1:33.65), as well as the third-place 400 freestyle relay team (3:08.23).



Previous Men’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 16: Connor Vander Zalm ? Buffalo

Oct. 24:  Michael McDowell ? Buffalo

Oct. 30: Darin Smith ? Miami

Nov. 5: Zach Ruske, Buffalo

Nov. 12: No competition

Nov. 20: Ryan Franklin ? Ball State

Dec. 4: Michael McDowell - Buffalo

Jan. 15: Michael McDowell ? Buffalo

Jan. 22: Paul Ricard - Miami