Bates Freestyler, Klueh Headline National Honors



Bates Freestyler, Klueh Headline National Honors 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
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 TexasKlueh
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).

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Division III  Women
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
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.

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