CAA Swimming and Diving Honors – Nov. 6
RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 6, 2012) - Old Dominion's Sidni Hoxha and William & Mary's Andrew Strait have been named the CAA men's Co-Swimmers of the week, while Towson's Kaitlin Burke was named the Women's Swimmer of the Week following numerous individual victories at last weekend's CAA Pod Meets in Norfolk, Va. and Newark, Del. Diver of the Week honors went to Towson's Alex Cohen and JMU's Kimberly Helfrich.
Hoxha collects his first Swimmer of the Week award after three individual victories against George Mason and Towson. He won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:42.27 and the 50 free with a time of 20.51. Hoxha also cruised to a victory in the 100 freestyle (45.47) and was a part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team with teammates Eddie Hubert, Ben Leach, Ben Hansen (1:25:16). The Monarchs also picked up their first two team victories of the season with a 222-131 triumph over the Patriots, and a 233-118 victory over the Tigers.
Strait picks up his second Swimmer of the Week award after finishing undefeated last weekend at the CAA Pod Meet against UNCW and Delaware, sweeping all three of his individual events. He posted a time of 56.20 in the 100 breast, which was the third-fastest performance ever at W&M, and swam a season-best 1:52.15 in the 200 IM. Strait also won the 200 breast by nearly five seconds with a time of 2:05.99. In relay action, Strait swam the breaststroke leg on the Tribe's 200 and 400 medley relays, earning three wins and helping the Tribe to a 191-156 team victory over Delaware.
Burke set three new individual pool records en route to being named Women's Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season. She won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.73 while capturing the 500-freestyle in 4:51.91. Burke completed her sweep and set her third pool record in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time 16:48.32. She was also a part of two record-setting relay teams by swimming a leg in the winning 400 freestyle relay (3:28.55), and the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.12).
Cohen collects his third men's Diver of the Week honor after a first-place finish in the three-meter dive and a second in the one-meter dive. He scored 274.30 points in the three-meter dive, beating second-place John Schmitz of George Mason by 11 points. Cohen took second in the one-meter dive with 236.60 points, just 11 points behind first place Schmitz.
Helfrich earns her third women's Diver of the Week award after two victories last weekend. She continued her excellent start to the year by winning all six events that she has competed in this season. Helfrich finished with scores of 287.95 in the one-meter dive and 322.50 in the three-meter dive.