Jan 15, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (January 14, 2014) – William & Mary junior Megan Howard and Drexel sophomore Madison Kramer were honored on Tuesday as the CAA Women’s Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively.
Howard was perfect over the week in each event she participated in (winning all three individual and all three relays), finishing first in the 100 back, 200 free relay, 50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. She helped the Tribe defeat Davidson and Richmond to improve to 6-3 on the year.
Howard’s undefeated week included plenty of impressive numbers, starting with her new career-best time of 57.76 showing in the 100 back. The junior led the Tribe’s 200 free relay squad that broke a dual-meet pool record with a time of 1:34.84, while her 23.33 start of the 50 free also broke the school’s dual-meet record. Howard’s other individual victories in both the 50 and 100 free were clocked at 23.47 and 51.33, respectively. The McLean, Va., product now is tied for eighth all-time in total victories (22) at William & Mary and has been honored by the CAA four times over the course of the season.
Kramer grabbed her second weekly nod of the season after a superb performance at Delaware last weekend which saw her place first in the one- and three-meter dive. She scored season-highs of 294.45 and 296.10 and continues to be the only Dragon swimmer or diver to capture any weekly league honors this season.
Ironically, both Howard and Kramer also earned Swimmer and Diver of the Week on Nov. 12, and the two have now combined for six weekly awards this season – Howard claiming the honor four times, Kramer twice.
While there were no award winners chosen for last week, James Madison standout redshirt freshman Taryn McLaughlin competed at the Georgia Diving Invitational. She scored a 245.35 in the one-meter for an 11th-place finish and 281.75 on the three-meter for a ninth-place finish.
Other notable marks from this past week were; Northeastern junior Anna Schegoleva, who placed first in the 100 back (57.37), 200 IM (2:07.34) and 200 back (2:03.30) at the Delaware tri-meet. College of Charleston senior Sarah Boyle topped the 200 back (2:22.01) and 200 IM (2:26.60) to help the Cougars defeat UNCW, and Delaware sophomore Morgan Whyte earned first-place finishes in the 50 and 100 free with times of 23.53 and 52.72, respectively.
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