Denver Sweeps Weekly Swimmer Accolades

Denver Sweeps Weekly Swimmer Accolades

ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's Maddie Myers was named The Summit League Women's Swimmer of the Week, while teammate Colin Gilbert garnered the Men's Swimmer of the Week honor for their performances during the week of Oct. 25 – 31.

WOMEN'S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK

MADDIE MYERS, DENVER
Sr.  // Arvada, Colo.  

  • Named Summit League Swimmer of the Week for the third time in her career, first this season
  • Combined for five event victories in the weekend's Dual-a-Pool-Ooza against Tulane, Rice and FIU
  • Clocked a career-best 10:01.78 in the 1000 free against Tulane, marking the NCAA's No. 32 time
  • Had a pair of 1000 free and 500 free wins and added a 200 free victory

Also nominated: Lauren Oostman, Eastern Illinois; Erica Hagen, Western Illinois; Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota

Previous recipients: Oct. 10 – Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota; Oct. 17 – Heidi Bradley, Denver; Oct. 24 – Morgan McCormick, Denver

MEN'S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK

COLIN GILBERT, DENVER
So. // Kamloops, B.C.    

  • Collected his third career Swimmer of the Week award and first of the season
  • Posted the NCAA's No. 10 time in the 1650 free (15:53.69) in a victory over a field including BYU and Pacific
  • Won the 500 free with a time of 4:36.20 against BYU and Pacific
  • Recorded a third-place finish in the 200 butterfly against a field that also included Stanford

Also nominated: Ivan Escott, Eastern Illinois; Chance McQuigg, Western Illinois

Previous recipients: Oct. 10 – Dylan Kirar, Valparaiso; Oct. 17 – Sid Farber, Denver; Oct. 24 – Stephen Calkins, Denver

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three 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), 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 with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.

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