MAC Announces Women's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 1/19/2010


For Immediate Release-Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Emily Karwoski, Ball State - Senior, Zionsville, Ind. (North Central High School)

Senior Emily Karwoski led Ball State to one of the biggest come-from-behind victories in program history by scoring three first-place finishes in the Cardinals 154-146 win at Illinois State last Saturday. With the Cardinals trailing by 30 points (52-22) after the first four events, Karwoski came through with a momentum-changing first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.31), topping ISU's top swimmer by 1.74 seconds. Later in the meet, Karwoski gave Ball State a 105-102 advantage when she took home top billing in the 200 breaststroke. Her season-best time of 2:24.76 was 5.87 seconds fasters then the Redbirds' top swimmer. However, the hosts would regain the lead entering the final two events. This time, a win by Karwoski in the 200 individual medley would give the Cardinals the advantage for good, as she finished in 2:11.50, 1.65 seconds faster than ISU's second-place swimmer. Karwoski also swam the second leg for the 200 medley relay which posted a time of 1:50.97.

Additional Nominees:

Meile Carpenter, Buffalo - Senior, Boulder, Colo. (Fairview High School)

Senior Meili Carpenter won three out of four of the diving events for the weekend, helping Buffalo earn two wins over Niagara and Binghamton.  Carpenter took the one-meter event against Niagara with a score of 298.27 and swept the boards against Binghamton, winning the three-meter with a score of 301.12 and the one-meter with a score of 286.12. After this weekend, Carpenter remains undefeated in the one-meter event thus far this season.

Kasey Carpenter, Miami - Senior, Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati Hills Academy)

Senior Kasey Carpenter won two individual events in Miami's 180.5-119.5 victory over Cincinnati.  In the 100 backstroke, Carpenter touched the wall first in a time of 58.73 as Miami placed 1-2-3 in that event. In the 200 backstroke, Carpenter's first-place clocking of 2:03.16 was highlighted for a 29.62 first split. Carpenter now has accumulated an overall total of nine first-place finishes. Miami is ranked No. 1 in the national poll for Mid-Major teams, having compiled a 6-3 record.

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

Dec. 15:  Katie Bylsma - Ball State

Jan. 12:  Sarah Kehe - Ball State

Jan. 19:  Emily Karwoski - Ball State