WITTENBERG defeated both Ohio Northern and Oberlin last week. Junior Ward McNulty (Glencoe, IL/New Trier) led the way for the Tigers with an individual victory in the 50 freestyle, and by swimming legs in first-place 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.
ALLEGHENY continued its hot start by finishing in first in 19 of the 26 events swam last week to secure a pair of wins over Gannon and PSU-Behrend. Junior Brandon Intrieri (Erie, PA/McDowell) set an NCAA “B” cut time and set the pool record at Gannon with a time of 50.50 in the 100 butterfly, and also set the pool record in the 50 free in a time of 21.21.
DEPAUW defeated Washington in a dual meet for the first time since 1997 as the Tigers topped the Bears, 173-120. Freshman Alex Alfonso (New Albany, OH/New Albany) was part of two first-place relays and touched first in the 50 free (21.91) and 100 free (47.50).
Eight North Coast men’s teams and seven women’s squads kicked off the 2011-12 swimming & diving season at the Kenyon Relays on Saturday in Gambier, Ohio. Denison came away with the team title on the men’s side, while Kenyon grabbed the top spot in the women’s meet.
Wooster great Nan Nichols is one of four 2011 National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. She will be honored at the 2011 NACWAA National Convention along with, Louise O'Neal, Judy Sweet and Chris Voelz.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its annual All-American selections last week and the North Coast Athletic Conference was well represented on both the team and individuals list.
CSCAA Div. III Scholar All-American Team Awards: Men -- Women
Kenyon College women's swimming & diving junior Alisa Vereshchagin (Solon, OH/Solon) was a third-team selection on the Capital One Academic All-America College Division At-Large team. The Capital One Women’s At-Large program for the Academic All-America® includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
Three men and six women from NCAC schools were selected to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team in District IV. Five of the individuals were from Kenyon, two were from Denison, and one each from Wittenberg and Wooster.