Oct. 16, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Massachusetts' Chris Inglis was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week, while Richmond's Mali Kobelja and Massachusetts' Michaela Butler were selected as the league's Women's Swimming and Diving Co-Performers of the Week. Also honored were Massachusetts' Kyle Vieira and George Washington's Hannah Schaefer, who earned Men's and Women's Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the A-10 office for meets competed Oct. 8-14.

Inglis, a junior, earned Men's Performer of the Week honors after competing this past weekend against Boston University. The Mashpee, Mass., native took first place in the 200-yd freestyle with a time of 1:42, tied for first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 47.10, and was a part of the second place 400 free relay, clocking a split of 47.30.

Kobelja, a junior, garnered Women's Co-Performer of the Week honors after an impressive week against UNC Wilmington and Old Dominion. The Fort Wayne, Ind., native took first place in all three of her individual events, including the 200 individual medley (2:03.22), 200 breaststroke (2:20.75), and 100 breaststroke (1:05.63), while also helping the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams to first place finishes. The Spiders finished with a team victory against UNCW, 115.5-47.5 and a close loss to Old Dominion, 82-81.

Butler, a senior, was also named Women's Co-Performer of the Week after sweeping her events this past week against Boston University. The Dennisport, Mass., native competed in the one-meter dive, posting a score of 290.10, qualifying for the NCAA B-Cuts, and also recorded a score of 286.05 in the three-meter dive.

Vieira earned Men's Rookie of the Week honors after competing this past week against Boston University. The Franklin, Mass., native finished third in the 1000 freestyle posting a time of 9:45.11 and second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:46.65.

Schaefer garnered Women's Rookie of the Week accolades after swimming this past week in the Tri-meet verse American and Catholic University. The Jacksonville, Fla., native took home two first place victories in the 100 backstroke (1:01.90) and 200 backstroke (2:13.46), a second place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:15.91) and a third place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:00.12). The Colonials tallied 239 points as they won all but one of the 13 events.