MAC Swimmers of the Week

Updated 11/4/2013

Men's Swimmer of the Week

Evan Bader, Miami, Sophomore

Bader earned 31 points in a road contest against Cleveland State where he won two individual events, was a member of a first-place relay team and placed in the 200 IM. He won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.35 and won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:05.91. Bader swam the second leg of the 200 medley relay that finished first-place with a time of 1:33.19. Finally, Bader earned the RedHawks two points with a fourth-place finish and time of 1:57.46 in the 200 IM contributing to Miami’s win. 


Women's Swimmer of the Week

Victoria Griffin, Bowling Green, Freshman

Freshman Victoria Griffin won three individual races and two relays in meets against Miami (Ohio) and Xavier over the weekend. Griffin remained unbeaten in the 100 freestyle, placing first with a time of 51.38 at Miami and then following that up by winning at Xavier the next day in 51.43. She also won the 200 freestyle at Miami in 1:51.08 and was a part of both the 400 free relay and the 200 medley relay that won at Xavier. Griffin is a combined 5-0 in the 100 and 200 freestyle this year.


Other Nominees

Rachel Stearns, Ohio, Senior

Stearns put together another big meet to help the Ohio University swimming & diving team (2-0, 2-0 MAC) dominate the University at Buffalo, 143-89, Saturday in a Mid-American Conference dual meet at the Ohio University Aquatic Center. She won the 200-yard individual medley by clocking a season-best 2:07.96 and captured the 200-yard backstroke with a season-best 2:04.17. She also helped the Bobcats win the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:45.61. Next weekend features two non-conference rivalry meets for Ohio, as the Bobcats host Marshall on Friday at 5 p.m. before traveling to Columbus, Ohio, to battle Ohio State on Saturday at 1 p.m.


Catherine Carr, Akron, Senior

Senior Catherine Carr earned her first, first place finish of the 2013-14 season in Saturday’s dual meet at EMU. Carr had the fastest time in the 200-yard backstroke at a time of 2:05.49. She registered second place times in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.66) and the 100-yard butterfly (56.99).


Julia Campbell, Miami, Freshman

Campbell finished first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:02.66. The freshman also finished second in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:20.95. 


Kristen Nunnelly, Toledo, Sophomore

Kristen Nunnelly won three individual events over the weekend for the Rockets. On Friday, Nov. 1, Nunnelly recorded UT’s sole victory against the Michigan Wolverines in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:59.28. She also placed second against the Wolverines in both the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard IM. On Saturday against Ball State, Nunnelly earned two more wins, the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.47 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:02.49, to lead the Rockets to their second-consecutive conference victory.


Beth Rogers, Toledo, Senior

Beth Rogers earned two individual wins and a relay victory on Saturday against Ball State. Rogers placed first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.32, the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.61, and was a part of the 400-yard medley relay which posted a time of 3:51.88. Rogers also had a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle and a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle against Michigan.


Jessie Godlewski, Eastern Michigan, Junior

Godlewski won both butterfly events in Eastern Michigan’s 169-125 victory over the University of Akron, Saturday, Nov. 2.  The junior swam the 100 fly in 56.49, which was the top time for the week from all MAC performers according to  It also ranks as the 34th fastest time nationally among Division I swimmers.  She also won the 200 fly, touching in at 2:04.32.  The time is good for first in the MAC for the week 51st on the national level.  She also competed in the 200-yard medley relay, which touched in at 1:47.46.  


Till Pallmacc, Southern Illinois, Sophomore

Pallmann, a sophomore, highlighted the Saluki men in their 148-95 lose to conference foe Missouri State on Saturday. The Zweibrucken, Germany native won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:34.22 and the 200- yard freestyle in 1:39.81, picking up the only individual wins for the Salukis on the day.    


Uvis Kalnins, Missouri State, Sophomore

Missouri State sophomore Uvis Kalnins helped the Bears win four events in a weekend sweep of Evansville Friday and Southern Illinois Saturday. MSU won, 131-103, against the Purple Aces and 148-95 against the Salukis. The Bears won the 200-yard medley relay versus UE in 1:30.51, with Kalnins swimming a 20.40 anchor leg to nail down the victory. He won three events versus the Salukis and set Hammons Student Center Pool records in the 200 IM and 400 freestyle relay in 1:49.63 and 3:02.58, respectively. Kalnins also won the 100 free in a time of 45.76.