MAC Swimmers of the Week

Updated 11/11/2013

Men's Swimmer of the Week

Krzysztof Gilski, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore

Eastern Michigan University sophomore Krzysztof Gilski contributed to three first-place performances in EMU’s 193-103 win over Oakland University, which were additionally all top times in the Mid-American Conference for the week, according to  His time of 49.77 in the 100 fly was over three seconds faster than the next MAC competitor and ranked as 15th in the nation amongst Division I swimmers for the week.  He also won the 200 fly with a time of 1:50.09, also a top-20 national time.  Lastly, he swam the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay that touched in at 1:32.28, which had a national weekly ranking in the top-25.  


Women's Swimmer of the Week

Jess Powers, Buffalo, Junior

Jess Powers won all three events she was entered in as the Bulls defeated Colgate on Saturday. Powers was victorious in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:15.19, the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:02.46 and the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.92.


Other Nominees

Bridgette Ruehl, Ball State, Senior

Ruehl remained undefeated in the breaststroke after capturing two individual wins against Miami. The senior now has a streak of four 100 breast and four 200 breast wins. Against the RedHawks, Ruehl swam a season-best 2:19.48 200 breast and a 1:03.98 100 breast. The senior was also a member of the winning 200 medley relay that turned in a 1:46.69. Ruehl owns the fastest 100 breast in the MAC this season and has the second-best 200 breast time in the conference.


Casey Papp, Ohio, Sophomore

Papp put together a solid weekend to help the Ohio University swimming & diving team (3-1, 2-0 MAC) split a pair of the NCAA non-conference rivalry. The Bobcats cruised to a 197-81 victory over Marshall last Friday at the Ohio Aquatic Center before falling to  No. 19 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, the following day, 193.5-106.5. On Friday, Papp won the 50-yard freestyle with a 24.90, finishing just ahead of Barker, who timed in at 24.92. Papp also placed second in the 100-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 53.40 in addition to helping the 200-yard medley relay squad place first with a time of 1:46.47. Papp followed that performance up by capturing the 100-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 57.54 on Saturday. She also won the 50-yard butterfly in 25.56. Ohio returns to action Nov. 21-23 as the Bobcats hit the road to take part in the Hokie Invitational.


Elise Campbell, Miami, Freshman

Campbell led the RedHawks, earning 24 points in their win at Ball State as she won two individual events and contributed to two strong relay finishes. Campbell won the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.08 and also placed first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.94. She was a member of Miami’s second-place finishing 400 freestyle relay team that finished with a time of 3:32.07 and also contributed to a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:49.07). 


Joelle Scheps, Bowling Green, Senior

Senior swimmer Joelle Scheps won two individual events and was part of a relay victory in Bowling Green's 150-130 loss at Oakland Friday. Scheps won the 100 butterfly in 57.69 seconds and also posted a victory in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:07.37. She anchored the 400 freestyle relay team that posted a season-best time of 3:29.69 to win that event and post the second-best time in the MAC this year.


Paul Le, Missouri State, Junior

Junior Paul Le helped his Missouri State 400-yard medley relay squad smash the Hammons Student Center Pool record by six seconds against No. 14 Missouri Friday. The Bears won the event in 3:15.55, a mark that is currently third best in the nation behind Florida and Mizzou. Le’s leadoff 100 backstroke split in the race of 48.03 is also third in the country behind Florida and California. Le also won the 50 freestyle and 200 backstroke against the Tigers.


Monica Dorszewski, Eastern Michigan, Junior

Eastern Michigan University junior Monica Dorszewski was a lead scorer in the Eagles’ 168-125 victory over in-state rival Oakland University.  Dorszewski swept both breaststroke events, taking the 100 in 1:03.91 and the 200 in 2:18.93.  Her time in the 200 is the fastest in the MAC and the 28th-fastest in the nation for the week, and her 100 time is good for second-fastest in the MAC and 20th in the nation for the week.  The junior also swam the breaststroke portion of the Eagles’ top 200-yard medley relay team, which touched in at 1:46.31, which was the fastest relay time by a women’s team in the MAC for the week and 27th in the nation.


Antonio Lanzi, Buffalo, Sophomore

Antonio Lanzi had two individual wins and was part of two victorious relay teams in UB's win over Colgate on Saturday. Lanzi won the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.37 and the 100 freestyle with a time of 47.11.  He was also a member of the victorious 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay teams.


Ashton Bishop, Evansville, Junior

Junior Ashton Bishop of Evansville has been outstanding so far this season. This past weekend Bishop swam against Eastern Illinois in a dual meet where he won the men’s 100-yard free with a time of 46.76, which was only .08 seconds off his best time of the season. Bishop also won the 200-yard free posting his best time of the season, 1:47.33. The next time Bishop will swim will be in the House of Champions meet on November 22-24.


Calvin Kolar, SIU, Junior

Kolar, a junior, highlighted the Henderson Invite for SIU. He was a part of two wins as the anchor on the 200 (1:26.49) and 400 (3:11.52) freestyle relays. The Makanda, Ill. native also picked up a win in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.50.


Kelsey Ferrante, Akron, Junior

Kelsey Ferrante had a successful day in the pool on Saturday, as the junior placed first in three events against St. Francis. Ferrante touched the wall first in the 200 freestyle (1:56.59), the 200 backstroke (2:07.86) and the 200 IM (2:12.13).