Nov. 4, 2003
Center Valley, Pa. -- Doug Klein (Red Wing, Minn./Red Wing) and Chelsea Haviland (Thief River Falls, Minn./Lincoln) led an Army sweep of the Patriot League weekly diving awards, while Navy's Noah White (El Cajon, Calif./Christian) and Colgate's Chrissy Zaika (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genessee) took home swimming accolades for the week ending Nov. 2.
White is the second Mid (Terrance Fenningham) to claim Men's Swimmer of the Week honors this year after helping Navy topple UMBC, 122-121, Saturday. The senior remained unbeaten on the year in the 100 freestyle with a time of 47.80, which was .08 seconds quicker than Retriever swimmer Josh Farley. In his other individual race of the meet, White was edged by Fenningham in the 50 freestyle. White's time of 21.76 was .05 seconds slower than Fenningham's. White also swam the anchor leg of the 400 freestyle relay, which clinched the win for the Mids.
Zaika is the Women's Swimmer of the Week for the first time this season after helping the Raiders to a 159-141 League win over Army Saturday. The sophomore stood atop the podium in four events, including the 200 medley relay in which she swam the anchor leg. Individually, Zaika posted a first-place outing in the 50 freestyle with a 24.21 mark to edge Army's Page Clark by .16 seconds. Zaika also earned gold medal finishes in the 100 freestyle (53.82) and the 100 butterfly (59.05). She topped runner-up Sarah Turner of Army by more than a second.
Klein wins the Men's Diver of the Week award for the first time this year and the third time in his career after helping the Black Knights to wins over Stony Brook, 144-84, and Colgate, 218-80, last week. Against the Seawolves, the sophomore swept the diving events with 290.63 points in the one-meter event and 308.55 markers in the three-meter dive. In the one-meter event at Colgate Saturday, Klein accumulated 283.88 points to edge CU's Lane Ellis by .23 markers. Klein also claimed the gold medal in the three-meter dive with 280.41 points.
Haviland takes home Women's Diver of the Week honors for the eighth time in her career after a record-breaking performance in Army's 159-141 loss at Colgate Saturday. The sophomore broke the Colgate pool record in the three-meter dive with a score of 283.50. The previous pool mark of 276.82 was set by Welling Savo of Colgate in 1997. Haviland also posted a victory in the one-meter event with 261.00 points, which was nine points more than the runner-up. Earlier in the week, Haviland swept the diving events in Army's win over Stony Brook.