Sogar Leads National Swimmer Honors

A broken school record by Laura Soger (University of Texas) and three victories by Kyle Virva (University  of Nevada- Las Vegas) helped the pair to earn the Counsilman- Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week Honors.  Also earning the award were Maura Anderson (Ashland University), Jorge Ospina (NOVA Southeastern University), Joanna Ladas (Catholic University), and Evan Wilson (Stevens Institute of Technology).  The six recipients were selected by coaches and media relations personnel for their performances October 11-18. 


Laura Sogar - Exeter,RI
University of Texas
Sogar won the 100 (1:00.97) and 200 breaststroke (2:10.15) while breaking her own school record in the latter over the weekend in Texas’ 156-144 win over California.

Kyle Virva - Nevada City, CA
Nevada, Las Vegas, University of
Virva helped lead UNLV to a 138-126 victory over Arizona. He claimed two wins in the 100 free (45.41) and 200 free (1:39.81). He also swam on the first-place 400 free relay that posted a time of 3:00.44.


Maura Andersond- Lakewood, OH
Ashland University
Anderson won three events in Ashland's 139-91 win over Findlay and 194-89 win over Hillsdale and 176-120 victory over Wayne State. Anderson won the 100 fly (57.45) against Findlay, and the 100 breast (1:06.61) and 200 IM (2:11.53) against Hillsdale and Wayne State. She also swam on the winning 400 medley (breast split-1:05.72) and freestyle relays (54.94 split).

Jorge Ospina - Lagunillas, Venezuela
Nova Southeastern University
Ospina won the 200 free (1:42.93) and the 200 fly (1:53.90), both of which were NCAA DII “B qualifying standards. The victories came in a 129-64 win over Florida Southern College. He also split a 50.62 for the butterfly leg of the winning men’s 400 medley relay.


Joanna Ladas - Silver Spring,MD
Catholic University
Ladas finished third in the 1650 free (18:14.65) en route to a new Landmark Conference record versus American and George Washington. She was also third in the 500 free (5:17.69) and 200 free (1:59.54).

Evan Wilson - Oak Harbor, WA
Stevens Institute of Technology
Wilson won both the 200 fly (1:58.58) and 200 IM (2:00.31) in a 171-87 victory over Montclair State University. Wilson’s 200 fly marks the second fastest time in Division III thus far in the 2010-2011 season.

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