CAA Swimming Honors – Feb. 19
RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 19, 2013) - William & Mary's Andrew Nyce and Lindsey Winston, and James Madison's Stephanie Clarke have been selected as the final CAA men's and women's Swimmers of the Week for the 2012-13 season after strong individual performances at the Cavalier Invitational last weekend.
Nyce set lifetime-bests in all four events he competed in at the Cavalier Invitational, including a pair of W&M freshman records. He set both records in one day, swimming 2:03.97 in the 200 breast in the morning and 3:58.73 in the 400 IM at night, becoming just the second man in school history to swim under four minutes in the 400 IM. Nyce followed those performances up on day two by posting a 57.93 in the 100 breast to pick up a fifth-place finish, and swam a 1:53.14 in the 200 IM finals to earn second-place honors. His times rank second in school history in the 400 IM and fourth in the 200 breast.
Winston swam only two events at the Cavalier Invitational, but recorded collegiate-bests in both. She posted a time of 1:52.70 in the prelims of the 200 free, ranking her 11th in school history. In the evening, rather than compete in finals, she time-trialed the 100 breast. Her performance of 1:04.83 was just behind the freshman record, and ranks eighth in school history. It was the fifth fastest time recorded in the CAA this season.
Clarke picks up her first Swimmer of the Week honor of the season after posting three top-three finishes at the Cavalier Invitational, and helping the Dukes win the overall team title. Clarke posted third-place finishes in in the 100 and 200 back finals, while also setting record times in the races' prelims. She posted a time of 2:02.35 in the 200 back, which was the third-fastest in school history. She also swam a 56.27 in the 100 back prelim, which was the second fastest time in school history. Clarke's top finish of the weekend was in the 100 fly as she took home second-place honors with a time of 56.07, which was the fourth-fastest time in school history.
All nine CAA squads will be back in action next week (Feb. 27 - March 2) at the CAA Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. For complete information on the event including previews, highlights, schedules, and recaps, visit the Championship Central Page.