Dec. 9, 2013
Patriot League Weekly Awards - 12.9.13
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Dec. 2-8 in swimming and diving and indoor track and field.
Patriot League Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards
MALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
RUSLAN KOPUNEK, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Kopunek posted season-best times in a pair of individual race victories as the Greyhounds went 2-1 at their own H2ounds Invitational over the weekend that featured Iona, St. Peter's and Marist. He captured his fourth victory of the season in the 100 free with 46.58, and added his third win in the 50 free with a clocking of 20.81, both season bests for the junior. Kopunek was also part of two victorious relay squads, one runner-up relay effort (which lost by just four hundredths of a second) and had a sixth-place time in the 100 fly in 52.98.
FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
EMMA LEVENDOSKI, BUCKNELL So., Mandeville, La.
Levendoski continued her dominance of the backstrokes, sweeping the 100- and 200-yard races for the sixth time in six tries this season as the Bison posted a 176-121 victory at League rival Colgate on Saturday. She won the 100 back in 95 hundredths of a second in 57.61, and took gold in the 200 in 2:02.80, eclipsing the field by 3.14 ticks. Levendoski also swam leadoff of Bucknell's winning 200 medley relay with a 27.30 split of an eventual winning time of 1:49.37. Her fourth swim of the meet was in the 400 free relay, which counted as an exhibition swim as Bucknell had already clinched the meet.
MALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
MICHAEL BROWN, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., Timonium, Md.
Brown won the one-meter dive for the fourth time this season with a score of 268.95 at Loyola's own H2ounds Invite against Marist, Iona and St. Peter's. It was his seventh overall victory during his senior season. Brown also added a fifth-place showing from the three-meter board with 233 points.
FEMALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
CHELSEA GLINCMAN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., North Brunswick, N.J.
Glincman had a strong showing off the boards for the Terriers with two second-place showings in their 186-132 victory over visiting Rutgers on Saturday. The senior was consistent with 269.10 points off the three-meter board, and 260.40 points off the one-meter apparatus. She was BU's leader off both boards.
BOBBY BALLANCE, AMERICAN Sr., Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Took fourth in the 100 back (51.50) and sixth in the 200 back (1:54.59) at the ECAC Winter Championships over the weekend.
CONNOR STUEWE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., Monterey, Calif.
Recorded one of BU's three victories in Saturday's meet loss to Yale. Took the 100 back in 50.62 while adding a runner-up swim in the 200 back (1:50.73).
TARA BOYLE, BUCKNELL Jr., Winnetka, Ill.
Scored a career-high 261 points off the three-meter board in taking second in Saturday's 176-121 win at Colgate. Took first from the one-meter board with 245.70 points.
BEN SEKETA, BUCKNELL Sr., Camillus, N.Y.
Swept the breast races with times of 57.74 and 2:08.76 in the 100 and 200 distances, respectively, in Bucknell's 220-57 win at Colgate on Saturday.
KAITLIN RICHTER, LOYOLA MARYLAND So., Cherry Hill, N.J.
Broke the school record in the 200 fly with her first win in that race this season in a time of 2:06.87, eclipsing the old mark by over one second. Also won the 100 fly in 57.79 as the Greyhounds went 2-1 over the weekend against St. Peter's, Iona and Marist.
Patriot League Track and Field Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CHRISTIAN LUPICA, BUCKNELL Jr., Newtown, Pa.
Lupica had an outstanding start to his 2013-14 season by setting a pair of school records and easily hitting an IC4A qualifying mark at the home Bison Opener. He finished in second place in the 60-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 8.03, easily eclipsing the IC4A standard of 8.25. Lupica also set a school record while winning the 300-meter dash in a time of 34.62. Lupica claims the third Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Track Athlete of the Week honor of his career.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CHRISTY WOOD, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., Lake Oswego, Ore.
Wood easily ran past the ECAC qualifying mark in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.45 at the BU Season Opener. She finished second in the race and bested the qualifying standard of 25.04 by nearly 0.6 seconds. The time of 24.45 stands eighth in the nation in the 200m. Wood was also part of a second place 4 X 400m relay team. She wins her first Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Track Athlete of the Week award.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ADEOLU ADESIDA, LEHIGH Jr., Princeton, N.J.
Adesida shattered the IC4A qualifying standard and set a school record with a high jump of 2.18 meters at Lehigh's Fast Times Before Finals. The mark set a standard for the Rauch Fieldhouse while easily topping the qualifying mark of 2.04 meters. It bested the previous top mark of 2.14 meters for Adesida, who also set the Patriot League Championship meet record with a leap of 2.12 meters last season. Adesida receives his first Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Field Athlete of the Week award.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
BROOKE ASTOR, LEHIGH Sr., Milltown, N.J.
Astor has won the pentathlon at the Patriot League Championship in each of her first three seasons, but was never better than she was this weekend by putting up a personal best score of 3,578 to win at Lehigh's Fast Times Before Finals. It easily topped the ECAC standard of 3,450 while marking a personal best and facility record at Rauch Fieldhouse. Astor won three of the five events, setting an ECAC qualifying mark with a time of 8.80 in the 60-meter hurdles and also recording a personal record in the shot put (10.66) and tying a personal best in the long jump (5.46m). She wins the Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Field Athlete of the Week honor for the first time.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
JOSE SANTANA, ARMY Fr., Orlando, Fla.
Santana opened his collegiate career in fine fashion by winning both the 60-meter and 200-meter dash at Army's Crowell Open, and putting up IC4A qualifying times in both races. He ran a 6.87 in the 60m to top the IC4A standard of 6.89, and put up a time of 22.14 in the 200m to eclipse the IC4A mark of 22.24. He recorded the second-fastest 60m time in West Point history, and the fastest in the Patriot League since 2012. Santana wins his first Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Rookie of the Week award.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CORI LEMERE, ARMY Fr., Sacramento, Calif.
Lemere had a pair of solid second-place finishes in her first collegiate meet. She ran the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.96 and had a long jump of 5.44 meters to place as the runner-up in each event at the Crowell Open. Lemere wins her first Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Rookie of the Week honor.
JORDAN SARTOR-FRANCIS, NAVY So., Jonesboro, Ga.
Sartor-Francis put up a pair of IC4A qualifying marks while winning races at the Navy Invitational, finishing first in the 60-meter dash in 6.89 and in the 200-meter dash in 21.72.
ZACK DUNCAVAGE, NAVY Sr., League City, Texas
Duncavage had a pair of IC4A qualifying marks at the Navy Invitational, winning the shot put with a distance of 16 meters and taking first place in the weight throw at 18.66 meters.
MALACHI BOSTIC-WATTLEY, BUCKNELL Fr., Bethesda, Md.
Bostic-Wattley set an IC4A qualifying mark in the 200-meter dash (22.59) while winning the semifinal of the 60-meter dash in 7.12 at the Bison Opener.