USD’s Kleiner and SDSU’s Carpenter Claim Swimmer of the Week Awards

USD’s Kleiner and SDSU’s Carpenter Claim Swimmer of the Week Awards

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota's Erin Kleiner was named Summit League Women's Swimmer of the Week while SDSU's Matt Carpenter earned Men's Swimmer of the Week award for their performances during the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5.

ERIN KLEINER, SOUTH DAKOTA
Sr. // Lakeville, Minn.

  • Collected her first Summit League Swimmer of the Week award
  • Recorded one first-place finishes in the Minnesota Challenge meet
  • Won the 200 IM (2:11.84)

Also nominated: Kalen Critchley, South Dakota State; Erica Hagen, Western Illinois

Previous honorees: Oct. 11 – Hannah Gupton, South Dakota; Oct. 18 – Amanda Sanders, Denver; Oct. 25 – Olivia Treski, IUPUI; Nov. 1 – Kristin Erf, South Dakota State; Nov. 8 – Cassie Hendricks, South Dakota State; Nov. 15 – Morgan Stepp, Omaha; Nov. 22 – Olivia Treski, IUPUI; Dec. 6 – Bailey Andison, Denver; Dec. 20 – Annelyse Tullier, Denver; Jan. 10 – Morgan McCormick, Denver/Olivia Treski, IUPUI; Jan. 17 – Bailey Andison, Denver; Jan. 24 – Amanda Sanders, Denver; Jan. 31 – Johanna Roas, Denver

MATT CARPENTER, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Sr. // Redmond, Ore.

  • Named Summit League Swimmer of the Week for the first time
  • Recorded two first-place finishes in the Minnesota Challenge meet
  • Finished with a 1:55.83 in the 200 back and a 4:40.20 in the 500 free

Also nominated: Hunter Padgett, South Dakota; Chris Neaveill, Western Illinois 

Previous honorees: Oct. 11 – Chris Neaveill, Western Illinois; Oct. 18 – Nathan Spencer, South Dakota; Oct. 25 – John Ragsdell; Nov. 1 – Colin Gilbert, Denver; Nov. 8 – Wyatt Rumrill, South Dakota State; Nov. 15 – Matt Jacobs, Eastern Illinois; Nov. 22 – John Ragsdell, IUPUI; Dec. 6 – Anton Loncar, Denver; Dec. 20 – Ben Severino, Denver; Jan. 10 – Andrew Torres, Denver/David Sweezer, IUPUI; Jan. 17 – Colin Gilbert, Denver; Jan. 24 – Josh Sorbe, South Dakota; Jan. 31 – Kyle  Robrock, Denver

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women's basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit the newly re-designed www.thesummitleague.org website, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl. 

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