BAY CITY, Mich. - Ashland University junior Julie Widmann (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) and Lake Erie College freshman Ivan Cizmar (Zagreb, Croatia) were named Great Lake Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women's and Men's Swimming & Diving "Athletes of the Week," respectively, for their efforts last weekend.
GLIAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week:
- Ashland University
Junior - Littleton, Colo./Heritage
Julie Widmann, a junior, won a pair of individual races last Saturday (Nov. 5) against Indianapolis. Widmann was first in the 50 freestyle (24.17) and 100 freestyle (53.43). She was part of the 200 medley relay that won in 1:48.26. That time is the best in the country. Finally, the junior was part of the 400 freestyle relay that was first in 4:18.92. The Eagles picked up their first victory of the season as they defeated the Greyhounds, 159-117.
GLIAC Men’s Swimming
& Diving Athlete of the Week:
Ivan Cizmar - Lake Erie College
Freshman - Zagreb, Croatia
Freshman Ivan Cizmar (Zagreb, Croatia) went three-for-three in individual events for the fourth straight dual meet and has not lost an individual race all season. Against Wheeling Jesuit Saturday, Cizmar won the 1000-yard freestyle (9:59.00), the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.69) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:51.12). The 1000-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke were both new Lake Erie records, with the 200-yard backstroke a more than two second improvement on the NCAA "B" Cut time Cizmar had set earlier in the season. That time is currently over three seconds faster than the second-best time swam in the GLIAC this season, with Cizmar holding a top five spot in the other events. The freshman was also part of the winning 200-yard medley relay Saturday with a time of 1:38.85.
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