UVA's Smith Leads National Swimming Honors

Just a week after 13,000+ college swimmers were in action, just one-tenth of that number competed this weekend. Despite the light week, there were several big performances, including some at the FINA World Short Course Championships held in Windsor, Ontario.

For Leah Smith, the Championships were golden. The Virginia senior captured the 400 and 800m freestyles earning not just a pair of gold medals, but also this week's National College Swimmer-of-the-Week. Other performers at last week's worlds earned National Honors including Mankato's Cheyenne Rova (Division II Women) and Drew's Malavika Vishwanath (Division III Women). Madison Ewald also earned the NJCAA award for her performances south of the border.

On the men's side, winners included Princeton's Ben Schafer, West Chester's Victor Polyakov, WPI's Tim Petri and Lincoln College's Logan McDanel.

&In addition to the above, CollegeSwimming selected seventy-four Conference Swimmers-of-the-Week representing thirty-nine conferences

Division I   Women
ACC Comerford, Mallory Louisville
American Athletic Samardzic, Matea Southern Methodist
Atlantic 10 MITCHELL, CHLOE Fordham
Big Ten Sougstad, Emma Iowa
Big XII Soellner, Keely Iowa State
CCSA Teijonsalo, Fanny Florida Gulf Coast
Conference USA Tomeckova, Karin Florida International
MAAC Colton, Patricia Manhattan
Mountain West Mazutaityte, Ugne Fresno State
MPSF Hansen, Bryndis Hawaii
SEC Gibson, Sarah Texas A&M
WAC Hernandez, Paola CSU Bakersfield
Division II, III, NAIA   Women
ASC WASHSHAH, Jamaris Mars Hill
CAC Mann, Madeline York College
CCIW Canfield, Katherine North Central
Centennial Baker, Clara Ursinus
CUNYAC Knobler, Sera Hunter
Independent Westhoff, Madison Lincoln
Liberty League Townend, Abigail Bard
Middle Atlantic Nikolski, Grace Misericordia
Midwest Bruce, Madeline Knox
NEAC Hoyt, Danielle SUNY Cobleskill
NEISDA Dudley, Elaine Norwich
NESCAC Waddell, Emma Williams
NEWMAC Medeiros, Emily Springfield
Northeast 10 Kaduboski, Kate Bentley
OAC Lautenschleger, Dana Mount Union
ODAC Kylliainen, Kata Randolph-Macon
Presidents Bartrug, Madeline Saint Vincent
PSAC Lantz, Mikaela West Chester
RMAC Rohde, Arianna CSU-Pueblo
SCAC Dunbar, Sarah Colorado College
Skyline Lou, Erica USMMA
SSC Erasito, Tieri Lynn
UAA Wozab, Natalya Brandeis

Men Conference

Division I   Men
ACC Ipsen, Anton NC State
American Athletic Gomez, Jonathan Southern Methodist
Atlantic 10 Lombana, Gregory Fordham
Big Ten Pieroni, Blake Indiana
Ivy League Okubo, Corey Princeton
MAAC Battisti, Evan Manhattan
Pac 12 Carter, Dylan Southern Cal
SEC Clark, Pace Georgia
Division II, III, NAIA   Men
ASC SOBERS, Alex Emmanuel
CAC Tate, Jesse York College
CCIW Gentile, Luke North Central
Centennial Menzer, Jacob Ursinus
CUNYAC Meza, Hugo Brooklyn
GLIAC Herrera, Arnoldo Northern Michigan
Independent Johns, Oakley Lincoln
Liberty League Tzortzis, Dionysis Bard
Middle Atlantic Scott, Thomas Misericordia
Midwest Ambre, Martin Illinois College
NEAC McGorisk, Anthony SUNY Cobleskill
NEISDA Rubin, Jacob Norwich
NESCAC Lin, Benjamin Williams
NEWMAC Bauer, Andrew WPI
Northeast 10 Yoshihara, Jarod Bentley
OAC Ellsworth, Austin Mount Union
ODAC Redenz, Robert Randolph-Macon
Presidents Davis, Jacob Saint Vincent
PSAC Oliver, Michael West Chester
Skyline Monahan, Nolan USMMA
UAA Zitelny, Edan Brandeis