Baker's Relay Performance Net National Honors

This was another exciting week with Conference Championships almost coming to a close. With so many fast, exhilarating swims, there were some close calls and tough picks for this week’s National and Conference Swimmers of the Week. 

Division I National Swimmers of the Week are Kathleen Baker (Cal) and Felix Auboeck (Michigan). Baker earned victories in the 200 back and 200 IM at the Pac 12 Championships, but perhaps her biggest victories came from relay swims; Baker was on four winning relays for Cal, helping qualify more Cal swimmers for NCAAs. On the men’s side, Aubeck won the 500 and 1,650 freestyles at the Big Ten Championships in times of 4:09.29 and 15:34.10, respectively. Those times also rank him 1st (500) and 2nd (1650) in the NCAA.

This week’s Mid Major award winners are Naomi Ruele (FIU) and Brennan Novak (Harvard). Ruele saw the top of the podium three times as she earned victories in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 back. She was also on four victorious relays for FIU. Novak also won three events for Harvard at the Ive League Champs (500 free, 1000 free, and 1650 free).

Nova Southeastern sweeps the Division II awards as Courtney Deveny and Franco Lupoli earn national honors. Deveny swam her way to the top of the podium in the 200 fly, 200 back 200 IM, and 400 IM. Lupoli earns his 2nd National award as he won the 1000 and 1650 freestyles at the Sunshine State Conference Championships. He also posted a 4:26.03 from the B final, which would have placed 2nd. 

Abby VanHarn (Calvin) and Karl Sarier (Bowdoin) are this week’s Division III Swimmers of the Week. This is VanHarn's 3rd National Award. 

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

CollegeSwimming National Swimmers-of-the-Week

National Women Men
Division I Baker, Kathleen
Auboeck, Felix
Mid-Major Ruele, Naomi
Florida International
Novak, Brennan
Division II Deveny, Courtney
Nova Southeastern
Lupoli, Franco
Nova Southeastern
Division III VanHarn, Abby
Sarier, Karl


CollegeSwimming Women's Swimmers-of-the-Week

Conference Swimmer Institition
Big East Goodwin, Darby Villanova
Capital Murphy, Megan Mary Washington
Centennial Gundersen, Sydney Ursinus
C-USA Bertelli, Letizia Florida International
Empire 8 Robey, Taylor Nazareth
Horizon McNamara, Molly Cleveland State
Liberty Kelly, Kerry Union (NY)
MIAA Montes De Oca Zapiai, Ana Olivet
Mid-American Marrero Munoz, Paloma Akron
New South Pitt, Madeline West Florida
NEWMAC Hayden, Jenna Wheaton (MA)
Northeast Garber, Maddison Central Connecticut
Pac 12 Ledecky, Kathleen Stanford
Patriot Brennan, Cagla Navy
PSAC Wright, Georgia West Chester
SCIAC Kauahi, Madison Pomona-Pitzer
Sunshine Sundstedt, Emma Nova Southeastern
SUNYAC Nasky, Nancy SUNY-Geneseo
WAC Staffeldt, Alina Northern Arizona

CollegeSwimming Men's Swimmers-of-the-Week

Conference Swimmer Institition
ACC Held, Ryan NC State
Big East Yanchulis, Noah Seton Hall
Big Ten Lanza, Vinicius Indiana
Capital Stahl, Keven York (PA)
Centennial Menzer, Alec Swarthmore
Empire 8 Farrand, Seth Nazareth
Horizon Stover, Mitchell Wright State
Ivy Farris, Dean Harvard
Liberty Tzortzis, Dionysis Bard
NESCAC Lovette, Jamie Williams
New South Brugnoni, Giulio Delta State
NEWMAC Edskes, Bouke MIT
Patriot Nelson, Luke Navy
PSAC Feiser, Samuel Bloomsburg
SCIAC Menkhoff, Lukas Ming Pomona-Pitzer
Sunshine Rocha Furtado, Victor Florida Tech
SUNYAC Knapp, Cooper SUNY-New Paltz
WAC Nikolaev, Mark Grand Canyon