Somers, WI , February 10th, 2009
Multiple wins for Michael Klueh (University of Texas) and pool
records for Charlotte Green (Bates College) earned them the Counsilman
Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week honors. Alia Atkinson
(Texas A & M University), Rachel Watson (University of the
Incarnate Word), Blake McKay (University of the Incarnate Word), and
Laurent Charpentier (MIT) also earned the award. The six were selected
based on their performances February 2-8.
Division I Women
Alia Atkinson, Texas A & M University
Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, FL)
had two wins in the double dual meet with Auburn and Florida State.
The junior won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.70) and the 200 breaststroke
(2:13.76, NCAA "B" time). The All-American also assisted on the third
place 200 freestyle relay (1:34.97).
Division I Men
Michael Klueh, University of Texas
Klueh (Evansville, IN)
had four wins in the dual meet victories over Texas A &M (108-90)
and Southern Methodist University (155-103). The senior won the 200
freestyle (1:37.10, Texas A & M University), the 200 freestyle
(1:37.00, SMU), the 500 freestyle (4:24.93) and the 100 backstroke
(49.02). The All-American also assisted on the exhibition 200
freestyle relay (1:23.01).
Division II Women Rachel Watson, University of the Incarnate Word
Watson (Weatherford, TX)
had one win in the dual meet with Rice University. The junior won the
100 freestyle (53.04, NCAA "B" time) and swam to a second place in the
200 freestyle (1:56.37, NCAA "B" time). Watson also assisted on the
second place 200 medley relay (1:53.92).
Division II Men
Blake McKay, University of the Incarnate Word
McKay (San Antonio, TX)
had three wins in the 158-132 dual meet loss to Texas Christian
University. The sophomore won the 100 breaststroke (58.76, NCAA "B"
time), the 200 breaststroke (2:08.15, NCAA "B" time) and the 200
individual medley (1:55.94, NCAA "B" time). McKay also assisted on the
second place 200 medley relay (1:34.67, school record).
Charlotte Green, Bates College
Green (New Canaan, CT)
had three wins in double dual victory over Wellesley (158.5-126.5) and
loss to Connecticut College (168-112). The sophomore won the 100
freestyle (51.58, NCAA "A" time and pool record), swam to a second
place in the 50 freestyle (24.97). The Academic All-American also
assisted on two winning relays; the 200 freestyle relay (1:40.03, pool
record, lead off 24.26, pool record and NCAA "B" time) and the 400
medley relay (4:04.24, pool record).
Division III Men Laurent Charpentier, MIT
Charpentier (Aigues-Montes, France)
had two wins at the un-scored Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Invitational. The senior won the 100 butterfly (52.08), the 200
individual medley (1:58.16) and swam to a second place finish in the 50
freestyle (21.65). Charpentier also assisted on the second place 400
medley relay (3:34.51) and the second place 200 medley relay.