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Feb. 11, 2009


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Mark deSwardt
Cleveland State
Durban, South Africa

deSwardt recorded three victories in back-to-back Horizon League dual meets last weekend. He posted wins in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:38.01), 400-yard individual medley (3:57.41) and 500 free (4:50.48) at Valparaiso on Friday. The next day, he set a UIC Natatorium record with a time of 9:13.74 in the 1,000 free while also posting wins in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.16) and 500 free (4:32.46).

Danielle DeGrand
Green Bay
Green Bay, Wis.

DeGrand won all three of her events in Green Bay's 150-93 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday. She broke her own pool record, winning the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:06.62. She also won the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.18) and participated on the victorious 400-yard medley relay that posted the fastest time in the Horizon League this year (3:53.25).


Daniel Pogue
Green Bay
Chisholm, Minn.

Pogue won both diving events against Milwaukee on Saturday, helping the Phoenix secure a nine-point victory. He posted a 26-point win on the three-meter board with a score of 302.55 and took the one-meter event with a score of 286.58.

Lauren McGraw
Green Bay
Woodbury, Minn.

McGraw won both diving events as Green Bay defeated Milwaukee in Saturday's dual meet. Her score of 273.15 was 15 points ahead of the runner-up in the one-meter, while her three-meter mark (257.25) was 17 points higher than the rest of the field.

Other Men's Top Performers

Matt DiMasso
Cleveland State
Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio
DiMasso won the one-meter event in two dual meets last weekend. He posted a score of 237.60 against Valparaiso, and then won the event with a mark of 245.47 at UIC. He also finished second in the three-meter event against the Flames (228.90).

Alex Hill
Green Bay
Junior, Lakeville, Minn.
Hill led the Phoenix to a come-from-behind win over Milwaukee on Saturday with two individual wins and a relay victory. He set a pool record in the 100-yard freestyle, winning the event with a season-best time of 45.97. He also defeated his opponents in the 50 free (21.21) before securing the nine-point team victory as part of the winning 400-yard free relay (3:07.00).

Dan Heraly
Sophomore, Green Bay, Wis.
Heraly won two individual events against Green Bay on Saturday, taking the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 9:47.64 and the 500 free in 4:41.94.

Will Ikeda
Freshman, Skokie, Ill.
Ikeda won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:05.62) against Cleveland State on Saturday, propelling the Flames to their first dual meet victory over the Vikings in the past decade.

Kurtis Malone
Sophomore, Pekin, Ill.
Malone finished second on the one-meter board with a score of 207.82 against Cleveland State on Friday. He was also the runner-up in the same event (238.45) against IUPUI on Sunday.

David Sivak
Sophomore, Pekin, Ill.
Sivak began his weekend with a win in the 100-yard freestyle (48.02) against CSU and a second-place effort in the 400-yard individual medley (4:16.43). On Sunday against IUPUI, he won the 50-yard backstroke (25.12), 100 free (47.29), and 500 free with a school-record time of 4:42.17. He also anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:14.66).

Other Women's Top Performers

Sarah Lynne Gates
Senior, Lexington, Ky.
Gates won the 200-yard individual medley against Valparaiso and IUPUI on Sunday, posting a season-best time of 2:16.18. She also placed second in the 50-yard backstroke and third in the 50-yard freestyle.

Carys Behn
Cleveland State
Freshman, Westville, South Africa
Behn posted back-to-back three win performances in dual meets against Valparaiso and UIC over the weekend. She won the 50-yard freestyle (24.66), 100-yard butterfly (59.28) and 500 free (5:17.68) against Valpo on Friday. The next day, she won the 1,000 free (10:29.32), 500 free (5:05.82) and led off the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:39.86).

Heather Dietz
Cleveland State
Senior, Richfield, Ohio
Dietz picked up a victory in the one-meter board at Valpo with a score of 196.80. She also placed second in the event at UIC with 192.08 points.

Danielle Wenger
Sophomore, Hartford, Wis.
Wenger won the 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle events against Green Bay last weekend. She set a new school record in the 500 (5:04.01), while her time in the 1,000 (10:26.67) topped the field by over 20 seconds.

Laurel Heath
Sophomore, Long Grove, Ill.
Heath won the one-meter (220.87) and three-meter (219.98) against Cleveland State, as the Flames won the dual 152-81.

Ashley Simos
Senior, Oak Forest, Ill.
Simos won the 50-yard (24.92) and 100-yard freestyle (54.63) events in her final dual meet at UIC Natatorium, setting a new personal record in the 100.

Rachel Majercik
Junior, Schaumburg, Ill.
Majercik led Valpo to a pair of wins over IUPUI and Butler on Sunday with victories in the 200-yard medley relay (1:54.66), 200-yard butterfly (2:15.54), 100-yard freestyle (54.43) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:42.27). Against CSU on Friday, she added an individual win in the 100 free and two relay victories.

Olivia Arnold
Youngstown State
Senior, Rutherglen, Australia
Arnold placed second in the 1,000-yard (10:31.66) and 500-yard freestyle (5:11.05) against Bowling Green and Buffalo last weekend in the Penguins final competition before the Horizon League Championships.

Amanda Carpin
Youngstown State
Sophomore, Erie, Pa.
Carpin picked up two third-place finishes at the Youngstown State Diving Invitational on Sunday with career highs in both events. She scored 232.00 in the one-meter and 239.00 in the three-meter, and both marks rank fifth in YSU history.

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