After recording two NCAA “B” qualifying times in Toledo’s 159-135 win over Buffalo Feb. 6, sophomore Laura Lindsay earned the Counsilman Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week Honors.
Lindsay had two individual wins in the dual meet victory, taking first in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.36, NCAA “B” time) and the 200 breaststroke (2:16.13, NCAA “B” time). She also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:43.22). Both of the breaststroke times were season-bests for her, while the medley-relay team recorded its second-best effort of the year.
Her efforts last Saturday capped off a dominant regular season in which the sophomore from Uniontown, Ohio, won 19 times in 21 tries in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. She also swam on eight first-place medley relay teams this season.
Lindsay helped lead the Rockets to a No. 39 ranking in the national polls, an 11-2 dual meet record, and a perfect 7-0 mark against MAC foes.
“This is really exciting and it blows me away,” Lindsay said. “But honestly, I don’t swim for awards, I swim for my team. I’m just trying to get better and focus on a good taper. I think I’m swimming well technically, and I just want to finish out the year strong.”
“This is a great honor for Laura and indicative of her hard work,” Head Swim Coach Lars Jorgensen said. “She has a bright future ahead of her. She’ll have tough competition ahead of her at the MAC meet, but hopefully she’ll be able to move on to the NCAA Championships.”
The Rockets are off until the MAC Championships, which will take place Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 24-27, in Oxford, Ohio, on the campus of Miami University.