MAC Announces Men's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 11/12/2008

MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Derick Roe ? Eastern Michigan

Senior - Sidney, Ohio

Roe helped the Eagles start the season 2-0, defeating Buffalo and Xavier. Against Buffalo, the senior helped EMU win its 51st consecutive MAC dual meet, winning the 50 and 100 free races. He was a member of the winning 400 medley relay team and his 200 free relay team had the fastest time of the meet. Saturday against Xavier, he once again won the 50 and 100 free races while helping the 400 medley relay team to a victory. His 400 free relay team also had the best time of the day.

Additional Men’s Nominations

Austin Laska ? Ball State

Junior - Palos Park, Ill./A.A. Stagg

Laska scored a first-place time of 21.58 in BSU's meet versus Buffalo last Saturday, while also placing second in the 100 free (48.00) and helping guide BSU's 400 free relay squad to a first-place time of 3:14.43.

Jake Sangren ? Buffalo

Freshman - Ithaca, NY/Lansing

Freshman Jake Sangren won three individual events last weekend, and also swam the backstroke leg of the winning 400 Medley Relay against Ball State (3:33.29). First place finishes included the 100 backstroke in the meet against Eastern Michigan (51.43) and the 200 IM (1:59.58) and 200 backstroke (1:55.24) against Ball State, to help the Bulls even their MAC record at 1-1.

Previous Men’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 21: Austin Laksa, Ball State

Oct. 28: Mike Carroll ? Miami

Nov. 4: Dave Brown, Miami

Last Week’s Men’s Results

November 7 ? Friday

* at Eastern Michigan 180, Buffalo 116

at Kenyon 151, Miami 130

November 8 ? Saturday

*Buffalo 130, at Ball State 109

at Eastern Michigan 145, Xavier 104

This Week’s Men’s Schedule

November 14 ? Friday

Miami at Ohio State, 5 pm

Eastern Michigan at Purdue Challenge ? West Lafayette, Ind., 6 pm

November 15 ? Saturday

Eastern Michigan at Purdue Challenge ? West Lafayette, Ind., Noon

Miami vs. Cleveland State/Notre Dame ? Cleveland, Ohio, 2 pm