Koizim, Stanislawska, Lawler, Houghton Earn Swimming and Diving Weekly Honors

Release: 01/30/2007
Courtesy: America East Communications

Binghamton University's Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.) and UMBC's Agnes Stanislawska (Zielona Gora, Poland) have been named America East Men’s and Women’s Swimming Performers of the Week, respectively, while Boston University's Brian Lawler (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and UMBC's Ashley Houghton (Frederick, Md.) earn Men’s and Women's Diving Performers of the Week, respectively. The awards were announced Tuesday (January 30).

Koizim led the Bearcat men to a split against Atlantic-10 foes Massachusetts and Colgate this past weekend. In his last collegiate dual meet, Koizim was a triple-winner pacing the men's efforts with victories in the 100-back, 51.85, 100-free, 46.58, and 200-IM, 1:54.8. His performance in the 200-IM was the second-fastest swim in that event in the America East all season. In both the 100-back and 100-free, his times were the league's third-fastest efforts. On the year, Koizim now has 14 individual wins on the season and has won at least two races in three consecutive meets.

Stanislawaska paced the Retrievers in their 161-130 victory over Marist on Jan. 27, with three individual victories. She won the 200-IM in 2:05.50, her fastest dual meet time of the season and just one second off the pool record. She also swept the backstroke events with times of 58.77 in the 100 and 2:03.98 in the 200, both her fastest dual meet times of the season. Stanislawska also led off the winning 200-medley relay, helping earn UMBC's fastest dual meet time of the season with 1:49.54.

Lawler earns diver of the week for the second straight week. He won the 3-meter by over 70 points, earning a score of 343.43, and completing the sweep by winning the 1-meter with 308.93.

Houghton swept the diving events in UMBC's victory over Marist. She scored 297.68 on the 3-meter board, her best score of the season, and 251.39 in the 1-meter competition.