CENTER VALLEY, Penn, January 27. AMERICAN University swimmers Ethan Bassett (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) and Jessica Lidstrom (Stockholm, Sweden/The Swedish School in London) swept the Patriot League weekly pool awards, while Army divers Doug Klein (Red Wing, Minn./Red Wing) and Chelsea Haviland (Thief River Falls, Minn./Lincoln) took home the springboard awards for the week ending Jan. 25.
Bassett earns Men's Swimmer of the Week recognition for the third time this season after a record-breaking performance in a win over Lehigh, 166-112. The senior broke the Reeves Aquatic Center record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:03.38, which was more than eight seconds quicker than the next closest competitor. Bassett also took home the gold medal in the 200 individual medley (2:03.38) and the 1,650 freestyle (15:50.90).
Lidstrom claims Women's Swimmer of the Week accolades after posting three individual victories in AU's 173-119 loss to Lehigh Saturday. The senior opened the meet by winning the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:59.98, which was nearly four seconds quicker than the runner-up. Lidstrom also stood atop the podium in the 100 freestyle (54.45) and led a 1-2-3 Eagle sweep in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:11.93.
Klein takes home the Men's Diver of the Week award for the third time this season after a record-breaking performance in a loss to Columbia Saturday, 155-84. The sophomore opened the meet by claiming the gold medal in the one-meter event with an Academy-record 326.17 points. The previous mark of 318.25 was set by Kirk Schaumann in 1979. Klein also stood atop the podium in the three-meter dive after accumulating 311.02 points, which was nearly 23 points more than runner-up Scott Troob of Columbia.
Haviland wins her sixth Women's Diver of the Week honor after sweeping the diving events in a 149-84 loss to Columbia Saturday. The sophomore opened the meet with a 272.24-point effort in the one-meter event, which was 23 points better than Columbia's Teresa Hermann, who was the runner-up. Haviland then posted a season-best 298.20 points in the three-meter dive en route to the gold medal. She won the event by more than 43 points.