Karen Frazier of Miami Named MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 10/31/2006

 Women’s Swimmer of the Week: 


Karen Frazier


Fr. ? (Placerville, Calif./St. Francis)

In her first collegiate meet against Akron, Frazier became the first RedHawk since 2005 to set an individual school swimming record with her Miami varsity record and first-place clocking of 1:04.18 in the 100 breaststroke. Frazier's performance broke the old Miami record of 1:04.20 previously held by four-time MAC Champion Amanda Furlano. With her performance, Frazier additionally broke Furlano's freshman record of 1:04.52. In Miami's two dual meets wins against Akron and Buffalo, Frazier totaled three individual wins and helped Miami extend its streak of Mid-American Conference dual meet wins to 41.



Other Nominees:


Alisha Yee

Bowling Green

So. ? (Las Cruces, New Mexico) 


Yee led all Falcons with four individual first place finishes during the opening weekend of the conference season...Yee won the 200 IM twice with her best time (2:09.43) coming at rival Toledo...she also won the 100 back (59.00) at UT and the 200 back (2:07.94) at EMU...she anchored the 200 Medley relay which took second place twice...Yee recorded an additional second place finish in the 100 back at EMU...Of the four individual events Yee swam in, she recorded three first place finishes.


Meili Carpenter


Fr. ? (Boulder, CO/Fairview)

Carpenter swept the diving events in both of UB's meets over the weekend. At Ball State, Carpenter won the one-meter event with 262.50 points and 271.43 in the three-meter event. Against Miami, she took first place in both disciplines with scores of 260.48 in the one-meter and 271.80 in the three-meter event.




Megan McKinley


Jr. ? (Silver Lake, OH/Cuyahoga Falls)


Qualified in both the one-meter and three-meter dives for the NCAA Regional Diving Championships this weekend against Bowling Green.  



Catherine Lee Ha

Eastern Michigan

So. ? (Toronto, Ontario/ Silverthorne Collegiate)


Lee Ha helped the Eagles to two MAC dual meet victorious over the weekend. She won four individual events and swam anchor on two winning relay teams. Lee Ha won the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and helped the Eagles win the 200-yard medley relay in EMU’s 153-90 win against Ohio and 162-128 victory over Bowling Green.




Michaela Hahn Lawson


Jr. ? (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside)




Hahn Lawson notched three victories in individual events and a second place tally in a relay event versus Toledo. Her first place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.74), 200 breaststroke (2:24.93) and 200 I.M. (2:10.54) and breaststroke split (30.70) were all season bests. Hahn Lawson accounted for 28 points in the Bobcats' 151-149 triumph over undefeated Toledo. The day before Hahn Lawson recorded a pair of fourth place finishes (1000 free and 200 fly) and a sixth place finish (200 breast)


Brittany Sayler

Ball State

Sr. ? (Crawfordsville, Ind. /Southmont)



Sayler helped the Cardinals to their first two Mid-American Conference victories of the season against Buffalo and Akron.  On both days, Sayler opened the meet with a first place finish in the 200-yard medley relay.  Sayler continued her success after taking first in the 100 back (58.01) against Akron while also capturing top honors in the 200 back over Buffalo with a time of (2:07.43).


Danielle Beland


Sr. ? (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada/St. Peters)


Danielle Beland (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada/St. Peters HS) won both butterfly events for the third straight meet on Saturday at Ball State and leads the team with six victories on the young season. She clocked in a mark of 57.49 in the 100 and tapped the wall in 2:06.61 in the 200 to remain a perfect six-for-six on the year. On Friday she tapped the wall in 57.16 the 100 and posted a time of 2:04.31 in the 200 to earn the victories against Miami.