Counsilman Hunsaker Swimmer of the week - March 5th
Pavel Sankovich - Hrodna
Winning the Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Men’s Division I Swimmer of the Week is Florida State University’s Pavel Sankovich. The senior from Hronda, Belarus won the 200 IM (1:41.92), 100 fly (45.12) and 100 back (45.83) races while helping the Noles to gold in the 400 medley relay (45.31 backstroke leadoff) and silver in the 400 free and 200 medley relays (21.05 backstroke leadoff). Every race except the 400 free and 200 medley relays was a new ACC meet, Conference and FSU record. Congratulations to Pavel as this is also the second consecutive year he has won the most valuable swimmer in the ACC.
Melissa Franklin - Castle Rock,CO
Congratulations to Pac-12 Most Valuable Swimmer of the Championship and Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Women’s Division I Swimmer of the Week, Missy Franklin (Centennial, Co). Missy won three individual events, two in meet record times, while also contributing to the winning 400 medley, 400 free and 800 free relays, and the 200 medley relay which won silver. Franklin won the 500 free in a time of 4:35.73, the 200 free in a meet record 1:42.29, and the 100 free in a meet record 47.17.
Winning the Women’s Division III Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com is Claremont Mudd Scripps Freshman Matthew Williams. Williams won two individual events and was on three winning relays to lead the Stags to their seventh straight SCIAC Championship. He set SCIAC records while winning the 100 (47.94) and 200 (1:45.67) backstrokes. He led off the winning 200 (1:30.71) and 400 (3:18.30) medley relays and swam the second leg of the winning 400 free relay. He also finished third in the 50 free (20.85).
Amy Spaay - Neenah,WI
Winning the Women’s Division III Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com is UW Whitewater Junior Amy Spaay (Neenah, WI). Spaay completed a sweep of the breaststroke events for the second straight year in the WIAC Championships. Both times were the fastest times posted in Division III this year. She swam a 1:01.87 in the 100 breast and a 2:16.22 in the 200 breast. She also swam a 2:09.61 in the 200 IM.
Winning the Men’s Division II Phillip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Swimmer of the week is West Chester University Freshman Victor Polyakov (Toganrog, Russia). Victor was named the PSAC Male Swimmer of the Meet. Polyakov was a four-time individual champion, who set a PSAC mark in the 200-yard freestyle on the first night of the championships, and set a PSAC record in the 1000 free as well. He swam times of 9:04.20 in the 1000 free (best in DII), 1:37.36 200 free, 4:27.31 500 free, 15:36.29 1650 free, and 44.77 in the 100 free.
Winning the Women’s Division II Phillip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Swimmer of the week is West Chester University Sophomore Kitty Fischer (Heidelberg, Germany). Kitty was named the PSAC Female Swimmer of the Meet. She was a four-time individual winner at the 2014 PSAC Championships and set a national record in the 200 Individual Medley on the first night of the meet. She posted times of 51.41 in the 100 free, 2:14.41 200 breast (3rd fastest in DII), 1:01.80 in the 100 breast (2nd fastest in DII), and 1:59.41 in the 200 IM (DII National Record), 56.08 100 back, and 1:49.70 200 free (4th fastest in DII).
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