KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2018) – A pair of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's swimming & diving team members earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) weekly honors on Wednesday, as junior Kara Korengel (Cincinnati, Ohio) was selected as the league's DIII Metro Diver of the Week and freshman Victoria Kirshner (Santa Clarita, Calif.) earned DIII Metro Rookie of the Week accolades. This is the second time this season that Korengel earned this recognition (Jan. 17) and the first time for Kirshner.
Korengel captured two individual Skyline titles at this past weekend's Skyline Conference Championship Meet, which the Mariners won as part of back-to-back Skyline championships. The junior placed first in both the one-meter dive, with a score of 386.20, and the three-meter dive, with a score of 409.25, just narrowly missing out on NCAA Qualifying Marks in both events.
Kirshner was named Most Outstanding Performer and Rookie of the Year at the conference championship meet over the weekend. The freshman had a total of five victories at the meet – individually in the 200 freestyle (1:58.56), the 100 free (54.34) and the 100 butterfly (59.89) and as part of two relay teams that touched first, as the third leg of the 200 medley relay (1:53.83) and the fourth leg of the 400 free relay (3:47.78).
For the complete release from the ECAC, click here.
The Mariners return to action this Saturday, Feb. 3, when they travel to Glassboro, N.J., to take on non-conference opponent Rowan University. First event is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Profs' Esbjornson Gym Pool. A live video feed of the meet will be available at this link.
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