Louisville and Notre Dame Capture Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Sophomore Caryle Blondell of Louisville was named BIG EAST Athlete of the Week in men's swimming and diving and sophomore Emma Reaney of Notre Dame earned BIG EAST Athlete of the Week honors in women's swimming and diving in the seventh weekly awards of the 2012-13 season.

 

Blondell won the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle against Cincinnati on Jan. 12 as the Cardinals defeated the Bearcats 188-104. The sophomore took first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.83 and first in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 44.34. He also swam the lead leg of the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay teams that won each event with times of 1:31.57 and 1:20.77 respectively.

 

Reaney took first in three individual races to lead the Irish to wins over No. 24 Michigan, 185-115 and Northwestern, 192-108 on Jan. 12. The sophomore set three NCAA preliminary qualifying marks with first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley with times of 59.79, 2:10.75 and 2:00.83 respectively. Reaney's times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events broke pool records held by Olympian Rebecca Soni. She was also a member of the 400 freestyle relay that won with a mark of 3:24.73.

 

The 2012-13 Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week honors will be awarded throughout the season when at least half of the teams are participating. The next weekly awards will be announced on Jan. 22.   

 

Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Louisville and Notre Dame are ranked No. 17 and No. 21 respectively in the Dec. 5 women's CSCAA coaches' poll. The Cardinals and Fighting Irish are ranked No. 16 and No. 20 nationally in the men's Dec. 4 CSCAA coaches' poll.
  • Junior Joao De Lucca of Louisville has the fastest time in the nation in both 100 and 200 freestyle with marks of 42.05 and 1:32.57 respectively. He also has the seventh fastest mark in the 50 freestyle with a time of 19.61.
  • Sophomore Caryle Blondell of Louisville has the seventh fastest mark in the country in the 100 freestyle at 43.16 seconds.
  • Sophomore Emma Reaney of Notre Dame has the fourth fastest NCAA time in the 200 breaststroke with a mark of 2:07.60, the fourth fastest time in the 200 individual medley with a mark of 1:55.05 and the ninth fastest time in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 59.38.
  • Sophomore Addison Bray of Louisville has the 10th best mark in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:55.82.

 

Top BIG EAST Times:

 

Event

Women

Men

50 Freestyle

Kelsi Worrell, Louisville - 22.79

Joao D Lucca, Louisville - 19.61

100 Freestyle

Kelsi Worrell, Louisville - 49.37

Joao D Lucca, Louisville - 42.05

200 Freestyle

Kelsi Worrell, Louisville - 1:46.62

Joao D Lucca, Louisville - 1:32.57

400 Freestyle

Devon Cameron, Providence - 4:37.89

Justin Tse, Providence - 4:16.83

500 Freestyle

Abigail Chin, Louisville - 4:46.02

Frank Dyer, Notre Dame - 4:20.63

800 Freestyle

Kelly O'Neill, Providence - 9:28.23

John Fatigati, Providence - 8:53.50

1000 Freestyle

Roxanne Tammadge, Villanova - 10:05.57

Bryan Draganosky, Louisville - 9:18.61

1650 Freestyle

Hayley Edwards, Villanova - 16:30.51

Bryan Draganosky, Louisville - 15:12.51

100 Backstroke

Kim Holden, Notre Dame - 53.07

Adam Maczewski, Pittsburgh - 47.59

200 Backstroke

Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 1:54.05

Bertie Nel, Notre Dame - 1:45.99

100 Breaststroke

Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 59.38

Kameron Chastain, Louisville - 53.70

200 Breaststroke

Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 2:07.60

Addison Bray, Louisville - 1:55.82

100 Butterfly

Kim Holden, Notre Dame - 52.98

Joao D Lucca, Louisville - 48.15

200 Butterfly

Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville - 1:56.95

Juan Lopez, Louisville - 1:46.74

200 IM

Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 1:55.05

Alex Burtch, Louisville - 1:47.86

400 IM

Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 4:08.63

Nolan Tesone, Louisville - 3:51.93

200 Freestyle Relay

Notre Dame - 1:31.44

Louisville - 1:18.48

400 Freestyle Relay

Notre Dame - 3:21.38   

Louisville - 2:53.05

800 Freestyle Relay

Louisville - 7:18.08

Notre Dame - 6:30.72

200 Medley Relay

Cincinnati - 1:29.56

Louisville - 1:28.21

400 Medley Relay

Notre Dame - 3:35.16

Louisville - 3:15.26

 

 

This Week in BIG EAST Swimming and Diving:

 

 

Thu. 17

Providence at Maine

4:00 p.m.

Fri. 18

Richmond and CCSU at Rutgers

2:00 p.m.

 

Notre Dame at Cleveland State

4:00 p.m.

 

Cincinnati at Cincinnati Quad Meet

3:00 p.m.

 

SMU Classic (Dallas, Texas)

 

 

Louisville (men) at SMU

TBA

Sat. 19

James Madison at Rutgers

11:00 a.m.

 

Villanova at Providence (men)

11:00 a.m.

 

Seton Hall at UConn

1:00 p.m.

 

George Washington at Georgetown

1:00 p.m.

 

Cincinnati at Cincinnati Quad Meet

9:00 a.m.

 

SMU Classic (Dallas, Texas)

 

 

Louisville (men) at SMU

TBA