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Courtesy: CAA
Drexel's Lauren Faykes

CAA Swimming & Diving Honors - Dec. 4

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 12/04/2012
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RICHMOND, Va. (December 4, 2012) - George Mason senior David Kiss was chosen as the CAA men's Swimmer of the Week, while Drexel senior Lauren Faykes and Old Dominion senior Kimberley Rashleigh were selected as the CAA co-women's  Swimmers of the Week. James Madison senior Kimberly Helfrich was honored as the CAA women's Diver of the Week once again.

Kiss turned in several strong performances during the AT&T Winter National Championship in Austin, Texas. The senior placed 23rd overall in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:50.25, which was the fastest time in the conference this season. He also posted a time of 50.22 in the 100 butterfly and a time of 1:54.95 in the 200 IM.

Faykes broke the Drexel school record in the 200 IM during time trials at the AT&T Winter National Championships with a time of 2:05.6 The previous record had stood at Drexel since 1990. She also finished 39th in the 200 fly after posting a time of 2:01.76 and swam the 100 fly time trial in 57.19.

Rashleigh set a new pool record in the 200 IM with a race-winning time of 2:06.25 in a meet against George Washington and Rutgers. She also placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.53 and was second in the 200 back with a time of 2:03.49.

Helfrich was honored as the CAA Diver of the Week for the fifth time this season after setting a new school and Savage Natatorium record in the one-meter dive with a winning score of 327.85. She also placed first in the three-meter dive with a score of 304.75 in the Dukes' victories over Radford and Mount St. Mary's. Helfrich now owns the school record in both events.