NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Mason’s Mathew Lynch and Lina Kutsko of St. Bonaventure were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week. Also honored was George Washington’s Youssef Ragab, who was named Men’s Rookie of the Week. George Mason’s Marina Toone and St. Bonaventure’s Riley Parker
Lynch, a senior from Richmond, Va., won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 50.63 and placed first in the 200-butterfly with a time of 1:51.54 to help the Patriots men’s team to a 196-104 win at Delaware. Lynch was part of the winning 200-yard medley relay team with a time of 1:34.37.
Kutsko has not lost an event all season thus far. In a tri-meet at Central Connecticut State, the freshman from Wheeling, Ill., won the 200-freestyle with a time of 1:52.87. She also won the 100-butterfly ringing in a time of 55.44, winning by four seconds. Kutsko was a member of the 400-medley relay team that finished first (3:55.53). She set a pool record in the 50-freestyle with a time of 23.77, defeating second place by a second. Kutsko is currently 12-0 in individual and relay events this season.
Ragab posted a win in the 200-yard freestyle in his GW debut. The freshman from Alexandria, Egypt, won at the wall in 1:45.05, edging out second place by seven-hundredths of a second. He also finished second in the 100-yard freestyle behind teammate Tommi Wolst. In addition, Ragab was on GW's second-place 400-yard freestyle relay team.
In her first NCAA meet, Toone swept both the one-meter and three-meter diving events at Delaware to help the Mason women’s swimming and diving team to a 151-149 win over the Blue Hens. The freshman from Doylestown, Pa., won the one-meter dive with a score of 208.05, winning the event by 27 points. She won the three-meter dive with a score of 248.03, winning the event by 48 points.
Parker, a freshman from Oakwood, Ohio, won the 1-meter dive and 3-meter dive in a tri-meet at Central Connecticut State. She won the 1-meter dive with a score of 238.35 and the 3-meter dive with a score of 238.15.