Jan. 29, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Shintaro Noguchi of Fordham was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Morgan Peterson of Saint Louis and Brienne Ryan of Fordham were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Co-Performers of the Week. Fordham's Steve Sholdra and Massachusetts' Jocelyn Yuen were named Atlantic 10 Conference Men's and Women's Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league for meets competed Jan. 21-27.

Noguchi, a junior, earned Men's Performer of the Week after competition against Rider and Yale this past week. The Tiburon, Calif., native won the 200 yard freestyle event with a time of 1:41.93, while also taking home a first place finish in the 100 butterfly in 49.90. Noguchi was also a member of the first place 400 freestyle relay team.

Peterson, a sophomore, was named Women's Co-Performer of the Week after swimming against Western Illinois on Friday and Evansville on Saturday. The Bentonville, Ark., native took home six individual titles in the 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 200 individual medley, 400 individual medley, and 100 butterfly, while also helping her team to a first place finish in the 200 medley relay.

Ryan, a senior, was also named Women's Co-Performer of the Week after competition against Rider and Rutgers. The New Windsor, N.Y., native took home first place in the 100 backstroke (55.04) and 200 backstroke (2:02.55), while also swimming on the 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams which both placed second.

Sholdra garnered Men's Rookie of the Week after competing against Rider and Yale. The Renton, Wash., native posted two wins in the 500 freestyle (4:38.77) and 1,000 freestyle (9:28.69), while also finishing fourth in the 200 butterfly (1:54.95) and second in the 400 freestyle relay.

Yuen earned Women's Rookie of the Week after swimming at the Upper Valley Invitational hosted by Dartmouth. The Princeton, N.J., native finished first in the 100 butterfly (57.39) and 200 butterfly (2:06.27), while also posting a second place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:08.22).