( FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 6 - 12 )
WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Sara Manjikian, Simmons (Jr., Belmont, Mass.)
The junior won first place on both the one and three-meter boards in a double-dual meet at Colby-Sawyer College with Regis College on January 11. The diver scored 221.50 points to top the field on the three-meter board and set a new pool record at the Knight Natatorium in New London, N.H. Manjikian scored a victory on the one-meter board with a total of 217.20 points as part of an 18-point day to tie for the lead among all scorers.
MEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Joseph Clark, Norwich (Jr., Acworth, Ga.)
Clark won the 100 yard backstroke in 57.4 and also took first in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:06.73 on Saturday against Elms College. His efforts helped the NU men to a 169-51 win. He also swam the first leg of the victorious 200 yard medley relay team.
WOMEN'S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Katelyn Quinlan, Simmons (Fr., Haverhill, Mass.)
The first year scored 13 points after placing first and second in a double-dual meet at Colby-Sawyer College with Regis College on January 11 in New London, N.H. The rookie placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a mark of 1:13.79 and added a second-place overall effort in the 50-yard breaststroke, clocking in at 34.57, which was good for a win over Colby-Sawyer. Quinlan swam the breaststroke clip of the 200-yard medley relay to help Simmons post a second-place time of 2:01.19 to Regis, but chalked up a win over Colby-Sawyer.
MEN'S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Robert Wood, Regis (Fr., Cathedral City, Calif.)
Wood picked up a key victory to lead Regis past Colby-Sawyer in Saturday's dual meet. In the 100 freestyle, Wood touched the wall first with a time of 52.15 seconds, less than 8/10ths of a second ahead of Colby-Sawyer's top finisher. Wood also posted a time of 1:54.80 in the 200 freestyle and a personal season-best mark of 2:09.37 in the 200 individual medley.
GNAC SWIMMING & DIVING WEEKLY ARCHIVE (2019-20)
|WEEK||WOMEN'S ATHLETE||MEN'S ATHLETE||
|1||Jinnae Jang, CSC||Brendan Pike, REG||Leilani Marlow, CSC||Robert Wood, REG|
|2||Aine Scholand, SIM||Joseph Clark, NOR||Meg Driscoll, SIM||Robert Wood, REG (2)|
|3||Sarah Manjikian, SIM||GianCarlos Banrey, REG||Katelyn Quinlan, SIM||Kaleo Kihleng, CSC|
|4||Aine Scholand, SIM (2)||Sam Carlson, NOR||Nikky Ansley, NOR||Evan Whaley, SJC|
|5||Sarah Manjikian, SIM (2)||Alex DiGiacomo, NOR||Nikky Ansley, NOR (2)||Jack Brennan, NOR|
|6||Laura List, SIM||Steven Johnston, HUS||Meg Driscoll, SIM (2)||Evan Whaley, SJC (2)|
|7||Gloria Sutton, REG||Brendan Pike, REG (2)||Alexia Weir, USJ||Evan Whaley, SJC (3)|
|8||Aine Scholand, SIM (3)||Brendan Pike, REG (3)||Eva Piernas, SIM||Max Isley, CSC|
|9||Sara Manjikian, SIM (3)||Joseph Clark, NOR (2)||Katelyn Quinlan, SIM (2)||Robert Wood, REG (3)|
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Founded in 1995, the GNAC annually sponsors and administers 22 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunity and community involvement in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience.
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