Army v. Navy showdown leads to a pair of Navy National Award Winners

Both of this week's Division I winners come from Navy. Leading the way for the Women was Lauren Barber. Barber swept both breaststrokes to help lead Navy to a dominating win over Army. On the men's side, Ryan Waters led the way for Navy Men as he headed a strong distance group winning the 500 and 1,000 freestyles with times of (4:24 and 9:03).

West Chester also won a pair of National Awards with Georgia Wright and Thomas McCormick both having big swims at the West Chester Invitational. Wright grabbed 3 individual first places in the 200 back, 500 free, and 1650 free. While, McCormick also grabbed 3 victories in 200 breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM, and a 2nd place finish in 100 breast. 

Division III National Award Winners for this week are Laura Westphal (Williams) and Keven Stahl (York (PA)). Westphal continued her winning streak this week by grabbing wins in 50 free, 100 fly, and 200 fly. She has yet to lose a race in her freshman year. Stahl picked up 4 more wins in the 200 fly, 500 free, 1000 free, and 400 free relay.

Jordan Enders and Joshua Bouma of of Olivet Nazarene are this week’s Division NAIA Swimmers of the Week. While Indian River brings in 2 Awards with Courtney Stewart and Kevin Bargate winning the NJCAA Awards. 

These selections are independent of selections made by each conference.  Winners are selected from results submitted by Midnight EST each Monday.

  • National Highlights
    • Navy's second men's National SOW, first women's.  Last national winner was Marlin Brutkiewicz also against Army 12/15/2015
    • Thomas McCormick (WCUPA) - second national award.  Last was also 12/15/2015
    • York's Kevin Stahl - first for York (PA) - last week he was CAC Swimmer of the Week
    • Fourth men's and fifth women's national winner for Olivet Nazarene - last were February 1, 2016 when
    • Tenth women's and ninth men's national winners for Indian River - third women's and second men's award this season
    • No Mid-Major award since both Division I selections were Middies
  • Conference Highlights
    • Dana Lautenschleger - 12th OAC Award but only 2nd this season.
    • First-ever conference awards to UW-Oshkosh (Tessa Shorten), Virginia Wesleyan (Hayley Heath), Middlebury (Stephanie Andrews) UMASS-Dartmouth (Christina Deveraux and David Adamski), Kean (Molly Lasko), York (Danielle Werner), USMMA (Victoria Kirshner), Washington College (Julia Portmann), WPUNJ
National Women Men
Division I Barber, Lauren E
Waters, Ryan P
Division II Wright, Georgia
West Chester
McCormick, Thomas A
West Chester
Division III Westphal, Laura L
Stahl, Keven J
York (PA)
NAIA Enders, Jordan
Olivet Nazarene
Bouma, Joshua S
Olivet Nazarene
NJCAA Stewart, Courtney
Indian River
Bargate, Kevin R
Indian River

CollegeSwimming Women's Conference Swimmers-of-the-Week

Conference Swimmer Institition
Atlantic 10 MITCHELL, CHLOE Fordham
Big 12 Soellner, Keely R Iowa State
Big Ten Burvill, Hannah Iowa
Capital Werner, Danielle L York (PA)
CCIW Rutkowski, Becca D Carthage
Centennial Portmann, Julia Washington
CUNYAC Phang, Yee C Baruch
GLIAC Reichard, Grace C Ashland
Horizon McNamara, Molly J Cleveland State
Independent Lasko, Molly V Kean
Ivy Reis, Isabel D Princeton
Liberty Hemminger, Lindsay Union (NY)
MAAC Gonzalez, Miranda Manhattan
Metro Vespe, Kelsey L WPUNJ
Middle Atlantic Bujanowski, Jillian Widener
Mountain West Mendolicchio, Manuela Fresno State
NEAC Meehan, Katherine A Cazenovia
NEISDA Deveaux, Christina M UMASS-Dartmouth
NESCAC Andrews, Stephanie C Middlebury
NEWMAC DaCorte, Lydia M Wheaton (MA)
Northeast 10 Kaduboski, Kate D Bentley
ODAC Heath, Hayley Virginia Wesleyan
Ohio Lautenschleger, Dana C Mount Union
Patriot O'Reilly, Kaitlyn M Navy
Presidents Lewis, Ciara M Saint Vincent
PSAC Smith, Nicole R Indiana (PA)
Rocky Mountain Pontious, Phoebe CSU-Pueblo
SCAC Chang, Jio Colorado College
Skyline Kirshner, Victoria A Merchant Marine
UAA Kim, Audrey H Brandeis
WAC Haynes, JayssieLisa G CSU-Bakersfield
WIAC Shorten, Tessa M UW-Oshkosh

CollegeSwimming Men's Conference Swimmers-of-the-Week

Conference Swimmer Institition
Atlantic 10 Sleutjes, Christopher J Fordham
Capital Baker, Richard W Salisbury
CCIW Ekberg, Jared C Augustana
Centennial Tse, Jeffrey C Swarthmore
CUNYAC Lee, Joe Brooklyn
GLIAC Nasser, Dylan Ashland
Horizon Arslanian, Donald J Cleveland State
Independent Kuszynski, Nathan St. Ambrose
Ivy Buese, William C Princeton
Liberty Refaat, Seif Eldin Union (NY)
Metro Sharkey, James WPUNJ
Middle Atlantic Green, Aaron C Widener
NEAC Sealts, Benjamin T Gallaudet
NEISDA Adamski, David E UMASS-Dartmouth
NESCAC Gu, Roger Tufts
NEWMAC Mitchell, Sean Springfield
Northeast 10 Homorodean, Paul Bentley
Ohio Ellsworth, Austin Mount Union
Patriot Mikheyev, Peter Army
Presidents Davis, Jacob L Saint Vincent
PSAC Nakano, Shota West Chester
Skyline Macedo, Matheus Merchant Marine
UAA Zitelny, Tamir Brandeis
WIAC Altaweel, Ryan UW-Stevens Point