MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 12/15/2009


For Immediate Release-Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009

MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Katie Bylsma - Ball State - Junior, Westfield, Ind. (Pinckney High School)

Junior Katie Bylsma nearly led the Cardinals to an upset of Big Ten foe Michigan State by chalking up four first-place finishes in last Saturday's meet. After swimming the anchor for the first-place 200 medley relay that turned in a Ball State season-best time of 1:48,73, Bylsma swept the sprint freestyle events starting with a season-best time of 1:55.89 in the 200 free. She followed with another season-best clocking of 24.39 in the 50 free, while finishing the day with a swim of 53.52 in the 100 freestyle. In all, Bylsma accounted for 38 of the Cardinals points in the meet.

Previous Women's Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 21:  Ashley Cusack - Toledo

Oct. 27:  Jordan Deren - Buffalo

Nov. 3:   Rachel Heim - Ohio

Nov. 10:  Rachel Heim - Ohio

Nov. 18:  Chelsey Bower - Ohio

Nov. 24:  Elizabeth Spilman - Ball State

Dec. 8:    Meg Richardson - Bowling Green