Mary Washington sophomore STEPHEN CLENDENIN (Ashburn, Va./Home schooled), Mary Washington freshman MEGAN DeSMIT (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) and St. Mary's senior BRIE McDOWELL (Doylestown, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) were selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Swimming Athletes of the Week for Jan. 27, 2009.
Mary Washington sophomore STEPHEN CLENDENIN (Ashburn, Va./Home schooled) was selected the CAC Men's Swimming Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after taking top honors in three individual events in Saturday's 11-point victory over non-conference rival Gettysburg. Clendenin, the 2008 CAC Rookie of the Year, swept the 1,000 freestyle (10:18.67), 200 IM (2:01.67) and 200 butterfly (1:58.32) as UMW improved to 6-1 in dual meets this season.
Special Mention: Marymount senior GREG MURTHA (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) and Salisbury junior DREW ROBICHAUD (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) both won two individual events and contributed to a first-place relay for their respective teams. Murtha touched first in the 50 free (22.29), 100 free (49.63) and finished the day as the lead off leg on the victorious 200 free relay team (1:32.21.). Robichaud claimed victories in the 800 freestyle (9:26.95), 200 backstroke (2:19.03) and took home first place in the 400 medley relay (4:22.32).
Mary Washington freshman MEGAN DeSMIT (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) and St. Mary's senior BRIE McDOWELL (Doylestown, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) were selected the CAC Women's Swimming Co-Athletes of the Week after winning three events and leading their teams to key victories over the weekend.
DeSmit took top honors in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and contributed to the victorious 200 medley relay as the Eagles downed non-conference rival Gettysburg to finish the season with a 7-0 dual meet record.
McDowell gained the weekly award for the third time this season
after winning three individual events -- the 800 freestyle, 200 IM
and 200 backstroke -- in a dual meet triumph over Salisbury. She
finished her senior campaign undefeated in dual meets.