The Summit League Announces the Fourth Swimming and Diving Weekly Award

The Summit League Announces the Fourth Swimming and Diving Weekly Award

By: Kelly Shipp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Summit League officials announced the week four male and female swimmers of the week, highlighted by a pair of first-time award winners. Eastern Illinois junior Rachel Manderscheid was named the female swimmer of the week after earning three victories, while Denver junior Hugo Sykes earned the male swimmer of the week honor after two wins at two separate events.

Female Swimmer of the Week

Rachel Manderscheid, Eastern Illinois

Jr. | Ankeny, Iowa

• Won three events in a dual against Valparaiso

• 50-yard breaststroke 33.45; 100-yard breaststroke 1:12.09; 200-yard medley relay 32.98 (1:53.42)

• This is her first career swimmer of the week honor

 

Also nominated: Brandi Vu, Denver

 

Male Swimmer of the Week

Hugo Sykes, Denver

Jr. | Weston, Conn.

•  Won two events and finished second in a third in a dual against Air Force, while also winning two events and finishing second in a third in a dual against Wyoming

• Time vs Air Force: 200-yard freestyle, 1:42.26; 400-yard freestyle, 46.16 (3:06.91); 100-yard freestyle, 46.84. Times vs Wyoming: 100-freestyle, 45.83; 200-yard freestyle relay, 20.31 (1:21.43); 200-yard freestyle, 1:42.06

• His wins against Air Force were the first two of his career

• This is his first career swimmer of the week honor

 

Also nominated: Scott House, Eastern Illinois

 

2018-19 The Summit League Swimmers and Divers of the Week

Week

Male Swimmer

Female Swimmer

Male Diver

Female Diver

Oct. 9

Scott House

EIU

Sabrina Sabadeanu

USD

-

Annika Clinton

Omaha

Oct. 16

Brennan Bladel

WIU

Heidi Bradley

Denver

Hudson Wilkerson

USD

Zora Opalka

Denver

Oct. 23

Brennan Bladel

WIU

Lauren Moden

Denver

Colin Parker

WIU

Haley Pederson

USD

Oct. 30

Hugo Sykes

Denver

Rachel Manderscheid

EIU

-

-

 

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Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, and nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level.