Courtesy: America East Communications

UVM, Maine Earn Week #5 Swimming and Diving Awards

Release: 11/12/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a week consisting of solid competition, Maine and Vermont headline America East Swimming and Diving awards for Week #5. Here’s a look at this week’s award winners:

Swimmer of the Week
Christa Weaver, So., Vermont
South Burlington, Vt.

  • Secured wins in three individual events and swam the anchor leg in the 400 free relay victory against Maine.
  • Her individual victories included the 50 free (24.09), 100 free (52.29) and the 200 free (1:54.91).
  • The Catamounts clocked in at 3:33.27 to set a new pool record in the 400 free relay.
  • Weaver now has a team-leading 10 individual wins tallied this year.
  • Has won every 100 freestyle event in every meet this season.

Diver of the Week
Kara Capossela, Sr., Maine
Greenwich, Conn.

  • Won both events against America East foe Vermont.
  • Registered scores of 238.9 in the one meter and 257.95 against the Catamounts.
  • Capossela is undefeated in all four Black Bear meets this season.

Around the League

  • Binghamton’s Corinne Zotter was part of two first place finishes in the Bearcats’ victory over Drexel, including a 200 breast time of 2:25.02.
  • Katie Mann of UNH collected two individual victories in the 100 and 200 breast events, posting times of 1:05.22 and 2:17.25, respectively.
  • Wildcat Nicole Zahka earned a pair of top-finishes on the boards, scoring 214.34 in the one-meter and 224.99 in the three-meter.
  • Maine’s Naja Harvey won the 100-yard (1:06.77) and 200-yard (2:26.58) breaststroke events against Vermont.

2013 America East Swimming and Diving Weekly Award Winners


Oct.    15 – Swimmer of the Week: Jenna Bull, New Hampshire
                 Diver of the Week: Nicole Zahka, New Hampshire

          22 - Swimmer of the Week: Lauren McCandless, New Hampshire
                 Diver of the Week: Rebecca Schreiber, Vermont

          29 - Swimmer of the Week: Jenni Roberts, New Hampshire
                 Diver of the Week: Nicole Zahka, New Hampshire

Nov.   5 -   Swimmer of the Week: Talor Tadena, UMBC
                 Diver of the Week: Kara Capossela, Maine

         12 - Swimmer of the Week: Christa Weaver, Vermont
                 Diver of the Week: Kara Capossela, Maine