MAC Announces Men's Swimmer of the Week

Updated 12/5/2007

MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Michael McDowell ? Buffalo

Sophomore ? Rush, N.Y. (Henrietta HS)

McDowell broke his own meet mark on the three-meter board at the Zippy Invitational. McDowell scored 335.65 points for his six dives in the final round to eclipse the mark of 332.40 he posted at last year's meet for the pool and meet record. It is the third consecutive year that a UB men's diver has set the pool record. Cassidy Lynch set the record at the 2005 event. McDowell also broke Lynch¹s meet mark to win the one-meter event with 303.05 points.


Other Nominations


Ryan Franklin ? Ball State

Senior ? Crown Point, Ind. (Lake Central)

Franklin helped the Cardinals win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:37.62.  Franklin was victorious in the 100 breast (59.30) and in the 200 breast (2:10.11).  Franklin helped Ball State win the House of Champions.


Derick Roe ? Eastern Michigan

Junior ? Sidney, Ohio/Sidney

Roe had six first place finishes at the annual EMU Invitational.  In the 50 freestyle, finished with a season-best time of 20.75...Also finished first in the 100 freestyle with another season-best time of 45.99...Was part of winning 200 and 400 medley relay teams, as well as the 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams.


This Year's Men’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 16: Connor Vander Zalm ? Buffalo

Oct. 24:  Michael McDowell ? Buffalo

Oct. 30: Darin Smith ? Miami

Nov. 5: No competition

Nov. 12: Zach Ruske, Buffalo

Nov. 20: Ryan Franklin ? Ball State

Nov. 27: No competition

Dec. 4: Michael McDowell - Buffalo