CAA Swimming and Diving Honors – Jan. 8
RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 8, 2013) - Towson teammates Matt McKenney and Alex Cohen have been named the CAA Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Week following strong performances in the Tigers' dual meet against Howard last weekend. Towson's Amanda Skroupa and JMU's Kimberly Helfrich were tabbed as the CAA Women's Swimmer and Diver of the week.
McKenney earned the first men's swimmer of the week honor of 2013 after picking up three individual victories last weekend. He posted a win in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:42.84 while capturing first place in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.63. McKenney earned his third victory of the meet in the 200 individual medley by posting a time of 1:58.71.
Cohen began 2013 on a high note by earning his fourth diver of the week honor of the season after winning both diving events this past weekend against the Bison. He tallied 243.68 points to pick up the victory in the three-meter dive, and 277.58 points in the one-meter dive, his highest score recorded in the event this season. Both McKenney and Cohen were key cogs in helping Towson defeat Howard 206-64.
Skroupa was tabbed for her first women's swimmer of the week award this season after posting two individual victories against Howard last weekend. She swam a 24.15 in the 50 free and a 58.03 in the 100 butterfly to earn first place in both events. Skroupa also swam a leg in the 200 and 400 medley relays, helping her team to two first-place finishes. She was a key component in the Tigers' 215-53 victory over the Lady Bison.
Helfrich continued her outstanding senior season on the boards with a strong showing at the highly-competitive Tennessee Diving Invitational last week. Helfrich finished 16th out of 51 in the three-meter dive with a score of 263.05. She followed that up on the second day posting a score of 274.60 on the one-meter board, good enough for seventh place. This is Helfrich's sixth diver of the week selection this season.