MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 2/9/2011
MAC Women's Swimmer of the Week
Rachel Heim, Ohio
Senior, San Diego, Calif. (Horizon)
Ohio senior Rachel Heim capped off an already-impressive regular season with five first-place finishes over the weekend, as she led the Bobcats to two wins over Xavier and rival Miami, who was ranked No. 1 in collegeswimming.com's Mid-Major poll. Against the Musketeers, she won the 150 Fly with a time of 1:31.22 and took second in the 100 IM with a 1:02.49. The senior from San Diego, Calif. carried her success into the next meet against Miami as she won three events, including the 100 Back (56.73), 100 Fly (55.24), and 100 Free with a personal-best time of 51.51. Heim also teamed up with Brooks, Corcoran, and Funk in the 400 Freestyle Relay as the team finished first with a time of 3:28.15.

Additional Nominees:
Carla McNamara, Akron
Freshman, Livonia, Mich. (Livonia Stevenson)
McNamara claimed both diving victories in Friday's meet against Toledo. McNamara begin her day by winning the three-meter competition in a personal-best score of 294.68. She then claimed the win in the one-meter dive with a score of 269.10.

Jillian Bischoff, Ball State
Sophomore, Atlanta, Ind. (Hamilton Heights)
vs. Notre Dame 2nd in 200 free - 1:57.86 3rd in 500 free - 5:17.39 5th in 200 free relay - 1:45.49

Logan Mason, Buffalo
Sophomore, Carmel, Ind. (Carmel)
Mason won two events as the Bulls finished the regular season with a 174-103 victory over St. Bonaventure. Mason set a season-best in winning the 200-yard butterfly in 2:08.37 and also won the 100-yard freestyle in 53.70. She also anchored UB's victorious 200-yard medley relay squad to a 1:48.18 clocking.

Kelsey Vehr, Miami
Senior, Cincinnati, Ohio (St. Ursula Academy)
Miami senior Kelsey Vehr (Cincinnati, Ohio) was an individual winner in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.25) and the 200 breaststroke (season-best unshaved time of 2:17.51) and swam the second-leg of Miami's winning 200 medley relay (1:43.93), but the RedHawks' nine-meet victory streak was broken by visiting Ohio, 163-135. Vehr also placed second in the 200 individual medley, touching the wall just :01.45 behind teammate Megan Brunn. Miami's first and only All-American has been nearly unbeatable during her final season and carries a 3.32 GPA in the classroom.

Laura Lindsay, Toledo
Junior, Uniontown, Ohio (Green)
In the final regular-season dual meet of the 2010-11 season, junior Laura Lindsay again showed her dominance in the breaststroke events, claiming first place in both the 100 (1:02.21) and 200 (2:16.66) Breaststroke. She has now won 38 of her last 42 events and her time in the 100 was once again an NCAA "B" standard time, her ninth of the season and sixth-consecutive in the 100.