2010-11 Swimming & Diving Performers of the Week

February 7
Men's Performer of the Week - Andrew Turk, Tufts (Freshman - Westlake Village, Calif.)
Turk posted personal-best performances in every event he swam in during the Jumbos’ participation in the Wheaton Invitational over the weekend. He recorded times of 21.99 in the 50-yard freestyle, 47.67 in the 100-yard freestyle, and 1:45.48 in the 200-yard freestyle. He was also part of the winning 400-yard medley and freestyle relay teams.

Women's Performer of the Week - Cara Colker-Eybel, Wesleyan (Sophomore - Columbus, Ohio)
Colker-Eybel won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events during a dual meet against Coast Guard, recording season-best performances of 53.85 and 1:55.7, respectively. She was also part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay, posting a split time of 24.9 seconds.

January 31
Men's Performer of the Week - Ryan Lichtenfels, Amherst (Junior - McLean, Va.)
Lichtenfels won three individual events and set two pool records during a dual meet victory against MIT over the weekend. After setting a new pool mark in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:41.04, Lichtenfels rewrote the pool record he already owned in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:35.54. He finished the meet with a win in the 200-yard IM, posting a time of 1:55.32.

Women's Performer of the Week - Megan Kono, Tufts (Senior - La Grange, Ill.)
Kono helped the Jumbos record a win in a dual meet against Wheaton on Saturday with victories in three different freestyle events. She took the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.62, won the 500 in 5:10.62, and finished first in the 1,000 with a time of 10:32.80. The three times were Kono’s best in those events during her career at Tufts.

January 24
Men's Performer of the Week - Owen Rood, Tufts (Junior - Branford, Conn.)
Rood won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events in a dual meet with Boston College, recording performances of 21.45 and 47.97 seconds, respectively. He also was part of the winning 200-yard freestyle (20.80) and 200-yard medley (21.0) relay teams. Against MIT last week, Rood had a season-best performance of 1:46.99 in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing second.

Women's Performer of the Week - Katherine Loftus, Middlebury (Junior - Madison, Conn.)
Loftus helped the Panthers win their fourth consecutive dual meet on Saturday with two individual victories against Union. Loftus took the 200-yard butterfly in 2:10.60 and won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:11.31. Both times were season-bests for Loftus.

January 17
Men's Performer of the Week - Ryan Dignan, Connecticut College (Freshman - Phoenix, Ariz.)
Dignan won five individual events over a two-day period and helped the Camels earn victories over Trinity, Wheaton, and Southern Conn. St. His time of 4:41.82 in the 500-yard freestyle over the weekend broke the previous program record by nearly four seconds.

Women's Performer of the Week - Caroline Wilson, Williams (Sophomore - West Hartford, Conn.)
Wilson won three individual events during a tri-meet with Tufts and Wesleyan. After cruising to the second-fastest time in the nation thus far in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:59.41), Wilson posted a win in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.14) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:28.25). She also had a split of 52.32 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

January 10
Men's Performer of the Week - Paul Dyrkacz, Williams (Sophomore - Wilbraham, Mass.)
Dyrkacz anchored the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 46.64, as the Ephs’ medley relay squad finished second in a dual meet with Amherst. He also won two individual races, the 200-yard IM in 1:55.14 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:08.23.

Women's Performer of the Week - Kendra Stern, Amherst (Senior - Albuquerque, N.M.)
Stern won three individual events during a dual meet with Williams on Saturday. Her 200-yard freestyle time of 1:46.80 was the second-fastest ever in the history of NCAA Division III. She also posted a time of 50.53 in the 100-yard freestyle and a 2:05.79 in the 200-yard IM.

December 6
Men's Performer of the Week - Paul Dyrkacz, Williams (Sophomore - Wilbraham, Mass.)
Dyrkacz won the 200-yard breaststroke in a tri-meet with Boston College and Fordham over the weekend, clocking in a performance of 2:09.8. He was also second in the 200-yard IM (1:57.1) and posted an impressive time of 1:45.8 in the 200-yard freestyle. Dyrkacz also anchored the 400-yard freestyle relay with a 47.38-second showing.

Women's Performer of the Week - Megan Gibbons, Hamilton (Junior - Clarks Summit, Pa.)
Gibbons won five individual events at the Cardinal Invitational this past weekend at Wesleyan. In addition, she set Cardinal Invitational meet records in the 50-yard freestyle (24.46), the 100-yard freestyle (53.56), and the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.60). Gibbons also anchored the winning 200- & 400-yard medley relays.

November 22
Men's Performer of the Week - Andrew Boynton, Trinity (Senior - Northampton, Mass.)
Boynton won all three of his individual events in a tri-meet with Bates and Wesleyan. He finished first in the 100-yard backstroke (55.73), the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.58), and the 100-yard butterfly (54.56).

Women's Performer of the Week - Maggie Rosenbaum, Hamilton (First Year - Alford, Mass.)
Rosenbaum had the top time in the 200-yard backstroke during a quad-meet with Geneseo St., Hartwick, and Ithaca, completing the event in 2:09.88. She also set the program record in the 100-yard backstroke with her leadoff performance in the 400-yard medley relay.