OU's Unold, Solan Named Athletes of the Month

OU's Unold, Solan Named Athletes of the Month

ELMHURST, Ill. - Oakland swimmers Marcin Unold (Gilwice, Poland/SMS Oswiecim) and Agnes Solan (Pulawy, Poland/Academy of Physical Education) have been named The Summit League Athletes of the Month for February.

Unold earns Men's Athlete of the Month honors after being named Swimmer of the Year at The Summit League Championships. He broke four individual meet records and swam on two relay teams that broke meet records, scoring the most points for the men (60). He won the 50 free, 100 back (46.77, school record, meet record, NCAA Automatic qualifying time) and 200 back (1:43.57, school record, meet record, NCAA Automatic qualifying time). His 200 free split of 1:35.87 on the opening leg of the 800 free relay broke the school and meet record, while his 100 free split of 43.89 on the opening leg of the 400 free relay broke the meet record. He also swam on the 400 free and 400 medley relay teams that broke meet records and hit NCAA "B" qualifying times. The only league swimmer going to nationals (100 back, 200 back), he currently has the fourth-fastest time in the nation in the 100 back.

Solan earns Female Athlete of the Month honors after being named Newcomer of the Year at The Summit League Championships. She set two individual meet records and swam on three relays that set meet records, scoring the most points of any female (60). She won the 200 individual medley and both the 100 and 200 back. Her 200 back time of 1:58.95 set a school and meet record and hit the NCAA "B" cut, while her 100 back split of 54.65 on the opening leg of the 400 medley relay set a school and meet record and hit the NCAA "B" cut. She also swam on the championship and meet record-breaking 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relay squads and was on the first-place 800 free relay team.

Also nominated for the Men's Athlete of the Month: George Hill, IUPUI, basketball; Reggie Hamilton, UMKC, basketball; Brett Winkelman, North Dakota State, basketball; Andretti Bain, Oral Roberts, indoor track & field; Eric Campbell, Western Illinois, swimming & diving.

Also nominated for the Women's Athlete of the Month: Julia Whitted, IUPUI, basketball; Alysa Klein, UMKC, basketball; Laura Hermanson, North Dakota State, indoor track & field; Alex Hoffman, South Dakota State, swimming & diving; Sharla Platt, Southern Utah, indoor track & field; ChrisDell Harris, Western Illinois, indoor track & field.

2007-08 Athletes of the Month

Month

Male, School, Sport

Female, School, Sport

August/September

Aaron Volanski, Centenary, soccer

Amy Anderson, South Dakota State, volleyball

October

Mark Currell, Southern Utah, cross country

Faithy Kamangila, Oral Roberts, cross country

November

Ben Woodside, North Dakota State, basketball

Amy Anderson, South Dakota State, volleyball

December

Brett Winkelman, North Dakota State, basketball

Jessica Pike, Oakland, basketball

January

Robert Jarvis, Oral Roberts, basketball

Amy Recht, IPFW, tennis

February

Marcin Unold, Oakland, swimming

Agnes Solan, Oakland, swimming

March

April

May/June

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