MAC Awards Women's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 12/5/2007

Dec. 4, 2007



MAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Andrea Lehner ? Buffalo

Sophomore ? Lockport, N.Y. (Orchard Park HS)

Lehner had an impressive weekend, scoring three individual wins and was part of two relay victors. On Friday, Lehner set a new meet record in winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.37, breaking the mark of 2:04.69 set by Akron's Danielle Beland at the 2005 meet. She also helped the Bulls to a new school and meet record in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:35.33, cutting nearly a second off the previous meet record (1:36.25) and more than a second off the old UB mark (1:36.47 set in 2002). On Saturday, she shattered the school mark in winning the 100-yard backstroke in 56.27, eclipsing Inger Rooneem's 1998 UB backstroke mark of 56.83 and the meet record of 57.34. Lehner also led off the Bulls' victorious 200-yard medley relay team as UB narrowly missed setting another school record, as the foursome finished in 1:46.20, just four-hundredths of a second shy of the UB school record set in 2000. Lehner also took the grueling 1,650-yard freestyle on Sunday in 17:08.78, eight seconds better than Ohio’s Stacey Huber (17:16.53).



Other Nominations

Katie Carter ? Akron

Junior ? Euclid, Ohio (Euclid HS)

At the Zippy Invitational last weekend, junior Katie Carter secured over 60 points for the Zips. She posted a 319.60 in the 3-meter diving earning her first place and took second in the 1-meter diving scoring  270.95 points.


Lisa Maertin ? Ball State

Sophomore - New Lenox, Ill. (Lincoln-Way Central)

Maertin won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events at the House of Champions held at IUPUI.  The sophomore scored 240.55 in the 1-meter and had 232.70 in the 3-meter.


Alishya Yee ? Bowling Green

Junior - Las Vegas, Nev. (Las Cruces)

Competing in the OSU Invitational, Yee recorded three top ten event finishes in which she accomplished new personal bests in each race.  Yee began the weekend-long meet with a seventh place finish in the 200 IM.  Her time of 205.38 propelled her to second on the Bowling Green all-time top times list.  Saturday Yee doubled her success as she swam to sixth place with a mark of 56.80 in the 100 fly.  She is now third all-time in this event. Yee then swam the 100 back in 56.79, which earned her 9th place and moves her up 2 spots to second on the all-time list. Her fourth and final individual race of the weekend came Sunday, as she earned 12th in the 200 back (2:04.74).  In addition, her sixth place finish in the 100 fly was the highest of any Bowling Green swimmer during the weekend.  Yee was also a member of the 200 free, 400 free, and 800 free relay teams, all of which placed in the top ten in their respective events.


Catherine Lee Ha ? Eastern Michigan

Junior ? Toronto, Ontario (Silverthon Collegiate)

Recorded a second place finish in the 50 freestyle with a season-best time of 24.01 at the EMU Invitational. Also finished second in the 100 freestyle with a season and MAC-best time of 51.63. Was also part of winning 200 freestyle relay team, as well as the runner-up 400 freestyle relay team



Ashley Marion ? Ohio

Junior ? London, Ontario (Banting S.S.)

Ohio junior Ashley Marion had an outstanding weekend as the Bobcats cruised past the other 10 teams at the Zippy Invitational. Led by Marion, the Bobcats totaled 1,588.5 points, nearly 300 more points than second place Buffalo’s 1,289 points. Marion placed in the top four in five events, including setting a new meet record in the 400-yard individual medley. Marion swam the 400-yard individual medley in a time of 4:26.99, over a second faster than the previous best meet time. The London, Ontario native also anchored Ohio’s first-place 800-yard freestyle relay team (7:39.20) and placed third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.05). On the first day of the meet Marion took fourth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.41) and to close out the meet the junior swam the opening leg of Ohio’s second-place 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:31.14). 


This Year's Women’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 11: Kathryn Stevens ? Miami

Oct. 16: Andrea Lehner - Buffalo

Oct. 24: Jacy Dyer - Toledo

Oct. 30: Emily Wylam ? Ohio

Nov. 5: Alisha Yee ? Bowling Green

Nov. 11: Andrea Lehner - Buffalo

Nov. 20: Addison Del Rio ? Ball State

Nov. 27: No competition

Dec. 4: Andrea Lehner - Buffalo