MAC Honors Swimmers of the Week

Updated 11/19/2008

Nov. 18, 2008


MAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week


Cathryn Collins ? Akron

Junior - Hilton Head, S.C.

Collins tallied four individual victories and assisted the Akron relay team with an additional top finish in competition last weekend. In Akron’s win over Youngstown State (155-77), the junior recorded first place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly swimming for first in a time of 58.70 and the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:10.16 timestamp. Collins would add two top place marks in Akron’s loss at Oakland (175-125) with first place finishes in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events (1:53.96, 5:03.23). Collins would also contribute to a 400-yard freestyle relay victory for the Akron “A” team which finished first with a 3:33.06 mark.


MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Chris Heaton ? Miami

Senior - Centerville, Ohio/Centerville

Heaton dominated diving events for Miami University last weekend, winning three of the four events in which he entered. On Friday at Ohio State, Heaton won the three-meter diving competition with a score of 385.58. On Saturday vs. Cleveland State and Notre Dame, Heaton won the only events for the RedHawks, sweeping the one- and three-meter diving competitions with scores of 341.7 and 385.35, respectively.


Additional Women’s Nominees

Samantha Partridge ? Eastern Michigan

Freshman - Carmel, Ind.-Carmel

In the two-day Purdue Challenge, Partridge won the 1000 free while finishing runner-up in both the 200 and 500 free races. The freshman also hit the wall fourth in the 200 fly in addition to being part of the third place 400 free relay team.


Alyson Schmidt ? Miami

Senior - Maineville, Ohio/Maineville

Alyson Schmidt was victorious in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles (:23.87 and :52.24), then teamed with senior Malarie Schmidt and sophomores Megan Brunn and Allison Way to win the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:47.19.


Ashley Marion ? Ohio

London, Ontario/Banting Secondary School

Ashley led Ohio to a 117-88 victory at Youngstown State over the weekend. She swam the lead-off leg (backstroke) on Ohio's winning 200 medley relay team (1:51.92) in a split of 27.91 and finished first in the 400 individual medley in 4:28.50, the fastest time in the MAC this season by almost three seconds.


Previous Women’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 21: Jacy Dyer, Toledo

Oct. 28: Kasey Carpenter ? Miami

Nov. 4: Stephanie Zielinski, Akron

Nov. 11: Allison Stevens, Miami; and Ashley Marion Ohio


Last Week’s Women’s Results


November 14 ? Friday

Akron 177, Youngstown State 155

Miami 124, Kenyon 76


November 15 ? Saturday

Purdue 202, Eastern Michigan 135

Oakland 175, Akron 125

Ohio 117, Youngstown State 88


This Week’s Women’s Schedule

November 21 ? Friday

Ball State  at Coers Invitational ? Muncie, Ind.,  6 pm


November 22 ? Saturday

Ball State  at Coers Invitational ? Muncie, Ind.,  9 am


Additional Men’s Nominations

Ryan Fulkerson ? Eastern Michigan

Senior - South Lyon, Mich.-South Lyon

Against Purdue in the two-day Purdue Challenge, he won the 200 fly while finishing runner-up in the 100 fly on the individual side. Fulkerson was also part of the runner-up 400 medley relay team while helping the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay teams to third place finishes.


Previous Men’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 21: Austin Laksa, Ball State

Oct. 28: Mike Carroll ? Miami

Nov. 4: Dave Brown, Miami

Nov. 11: Derick Roe, Eastern Michigan


Last Week’s Men’s Results


November 14 ? Friday

Ohio State 167, Miami 122

Purdue 239.5, Eastern Michigan 108.5


November 15 ? Saturday

Cleveland State 135, Miami 102

Notre Dame 143, Miami 100


This Week’s Men’s Schedule

November 21 ? Friday

Ball State at Coers Invitational ? Muncie, Ind.,  6 pm


November 22 ? Saturday

Ball State at Coers Invitational ? Muncie, Ind., 9 am