WM's Howard, JMU Duo Earn Weekly Swimming/Diving Honors -- Nov. 26
RICHMOND, Va. (November 26, 2013) – William & Mary junior Megan Howard and James Madison junior Sin Hye Won have been named CAA Co-Women’s Swimmers of the Week, while fellow Dukes’ standout Taryn McLaughlin, a redshirt freshman, earned Diver of the Week honors.
Howard earned her second straight weekly nod after winning all three of her events at the Hokie Fall Invitational en route to registering new career-highs in each race. She set a new CAA season-high in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking a time of 22.43 -- good for 24th in Division I this season. Howard also notched first-place finishes in the 100-free with a time of 49.83 (49.68 in prelims) and the 100-fly in 54.03. The McLean, Va., native’s time in the 100-fly broke her own school record by more than half a second.
Won is recognized by the CAA for the first time of her career for her efforts at the Georgia Tech Invitational this past weekend. She placed first in the 100-breastroke with a time of 1:01.24 before turning in a second-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:14.90. Won, a Springfield, Va., product also swam a leg on the Dukes’ winning 200-yard medley team which finished first and set a school record with a time of 1:40.26.
McLaughlin continues to shine in 2013, winning her third weekly CAA Women’s Diver of the Week honor of the season. Though she finished fourth in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events, McLaughlin still put up impressive scores of 273.55 and 298.60, respectively.
The Dukes take a break from competition until Jan 3 when they face Miami (OH) in a dual meet in Boca Raton, Fla. The diving team also is in action that day as it participates in the Georgia Diving Invitational on Jan. 3-4. The Tribe return to the pool on Jan. 11, where they face Davidson in Williamsburg, Va.