MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 11/17/2010
MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week
Katie Bylsma, Ball State
Senior, Westfield, Ind. (Pinckney)
Katie Bylsma helped guide the Cardinals to the 2010 IUPUI House of Championship Invitational title with six first-place finishes in the two-day event . . . Ball State won the seven-team event my 330.5 points . . . She picked up individual wins in both the 100 freestyle (53.72) and the 200 freestyle (1:56.84) . . . She was also a member of four first-place relays, 200 free relay (1:38.10), 400 medley relay (3:57.85), 800 free relay (7:56.27) and 400 free relay (3:36.56) . . . She also placed third in the 50 freestyle, clocking in at 24.59

Other Nominees:
Vicky Yu, Bowling Green
Junior, Shenyang, China (Shenyang Foreign Service)
Vicky Yu, a junior from Shenyang, China, won all four events in which she competed as the Bowling Green State University Falcons defeated Youngstown State, 174-119, on Saturday, Nov. 13. Yu helped the Falcons set a Beeghly Natatorium record in the 400 medley relay as the third leg of a team that finished in 3:58.92, breaking the old record by nearly two seconds. The team finished 25.31 seconds ahead of the nearest YSU team. Yu took top honors in the 100 free, as she led throughout the race and finished in 0:54.51. She also won the 200 free with a time of 1:57.45, as she finished over two seconds ahead of the nearest YSU swimmer. Yu's final victory came in the 200 IM. Her time of 2:12.13 won the race by 2.76 seconds overall and by 7.14 seconds over the closest Penguin.

Marissa Murphy, Buffalo
Freshman, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Forest Hills)
In UB's victory over Niagara, Murphy claimed the 100-yard backstroke in 59.72 and swam the anchor leg of the winning 200-yard medley relay in 1:51.37. She also had the fastest time in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.93.

Briana Emig, Eastern Michigan
Sophomore, Sewickley, Pa. (Ambridge)
For the fourth straight meet, Briana Emig led the Eagles in their non-conference dual-meet against #19 Purdue after taking first place in the 1,000 freestyle event. Emig finished in 10:14.73, touching the wall more than 10 seconds before the next competitor. Her performance also marks the fourth fastest time in the conference this year in that event. Emig also took second place in the 500 freestyle, completing the event in 5:02.62.

Lindsay Hamilton, Ohio
RS Senior, White City, Saskatchewan (Greenall)
Hamilton continued her strong senior season on the diving boards this past weekend in a duel meet against No. 21 Ohio State. The Saskatchewan native recorded a MAC-best 291.75 while going up against OSU's Bianca Alvarez, an All-American and NCAA silver medalist on the 1-meter board Friday. She also posted a 289.88 mark on the 3-meter boards. She also beat Buckeye All-American Kristen Asman on both boards. This is after breaking the school record on the 3-meter board the weekend before. Hamilton currently has the top marks in the conference on both boards and has already qualified for NCAA Zone Championships.

Christina Noens, Toledo
Freshman, Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence North)
Noens led the Rockets in their 179-115 win over Wright State by sweeping the backstroke events. Noens touched first in both the 100 Back (59.04) and 200 Back (2:04.12). Her time in the 200 was the top MAC time this season and also broke the pool record at the Wright State University Natatorium. Both times were season-bests for the Rocket freshman. Noens was also part of the 200 Medley Relay team that finished in second place at WSU.