GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced the 12th weekly awards of the 2018-19 swimming and diving season. Grand Valley State junior diver Mikayla Karasek was named GLIAC Women's Athlete of the Week, while Ashland freshman freestyler Franci Aleksi captured GLIAC Men's Athlete of the Week honors.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Mikayla Karasek - Grand Valley State
Junior diver Mikayla Karasek (Elkhart, Ind.) qualified nationally 1-meter (460.95) and 3-meter (467.05) at Friday's GVSU Diving Invitational.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Franci Aleksi -Ashland
Freshman Franci Aleksi (Margarita Tutulani, Albania) swept both distance events at John Carroll last Friday. Aleksi won the 100 freestyle in 9:40.45 and the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:46.10.