CARTHAGE, Wisconsin, February 11. THIS week, CollegeSwimming.com named six more swimmers their respective division's National Swimmers of the Week with Arizona's Kevin Cordes toplining the class.
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
Special thanks to CollegeSwimming.com for the following recap of their award winners.
Division I Women
Virginia Tech Freshman Auriane De Premilhat (Roquevaire, France), is the Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Women's Division I Swimmer of the Week. At the 2014 Virginia Tech Invitational this past weekend, Auriane posted the fastest times in the 100 and 200 back. In the 200 back, Auriane posted a 2:01.31 in the prelims, the fastest time of the meet, but fell to third in the finals behind teammate Katie Gillespie and Harvard Freshman Maggie Chory. In the 100 back Auriane won outright in a time of 54.69, which is an NCAA provisional cut.
Division I Men
The Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Men's Division I Swimmer of the Week is University of Arizona's Kevin Cordes (Naperville, IL). Cordes, who was also named the PAC-12 Swimmer of the month for January, completed an undefeated dual meet season in individual races this past weekend against PAC-12 rival Arizona State. Cordes won the 100 breast and 200 breast, his signature events, in times of 53.75 and 1:56.54 respectively. He also participated in the winning 200 medley relay 1:29.16 (24.36 breaststroke leg), and third place 400 free relay.
Division II Women
Kaitlyn Lynch (Vallejo, CA) a Grad Student for Pace University is the Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Women's Division II Swimmer of the week. Lynch received the 2014 Northeast-10 Women's Swimming Championship Most Valuable Athlete Award. She was a triple individual event winner and participated in 1 second place relay, 2 third place relays, and 1 fourth place relay. Her time of 24.17 in the 50 free set a new Northeast-10 record, and she also was victorious in the 100 fly (56.82) and the 100 back (57.06). Lynch split an impressive 56.55 leading off the 400 medley relay, a 26.73 leading off the 200 medley relay, and a 24.65 and 54.13 leading off the 200 and 400 free relays respectively.
Division II Men
The Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Men's Division II Swimmer of the week is So. Connecticut junior Raymond Cswerko (Torrington, CT). Cswerko also earned the Men's Northeast-10 Swimming Championship Most Valuable Athlete honor. On Saturday, Cswerko shattered the conference record in the men's 400 IM, finishing first with a time of 3:53.64 (the previous mark had been 4:00.58), before grabbing his second conference record of the night in the men's 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.81, which also reset the pool record at Hutchinson Natatorium. Then on Sunday, Cswerko took the men's 200 breast in 1:59.15, setting another Northeast-10 and another Hutchinson pool record. All three of his record-setting times were good for top-six in Division II this season or better. Cswerko was also a part of four Northeast-10 record-setting relays for the Owls, as So. Connecticut set new benchmarks in the 200 free relay (1:23.34), the 400 free relay (3:05.59), the 200 medley relay (1:31.08) and the 400 medley relay (3:20.61).
Division III Women
Winning the Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Women's Division III Swimmer of the Week is Catholic University Junior Julia Wisler (Phoenixeville, PA). Wisler won the 100 free ( for the third consecutive year, and the 50 free for the second consecutive year (24.57) setting a new Catholic University team record in the latter. She was also a part of 3 relays that set new team records (400 medley, 800 free, and 400 free relays), and picked up a third in the 100 fly as well (1:00.51).
Division III Men
US Merchant Marine Academy Junior Kevin Lindgren (Palm City, FL) is the Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Men's Division III Swimmer of the Week. The Mariners' Lindgren was also named the Landmark Conference Men's Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive year. Lindgren dominated the competition over the weekend by winning every event in which he competed. The junior picked up three individual wins and four relay victories. All of the relays broke records (200 free relay - 1:23.96, 400 medley relay - 3:22.75, 200 medley relay - 1:33.37, 400 free relay - 3:05.89) and he set new records in the 200 IM (1:50.71) and 100 backstroke (49.40) while hitting NCAA "B" cuts in four of the seven events (200 back - 1:47.03, 100 free - 45.65).