WESTON, Mass. - For the first time this season, a Husson Diver has been named New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Diver of the Week. First-year diver Spencer Bernat earns his first career NEISDA nod, joined by classmate Andrew Cote who picks up his first Swimmer of the Week Honor. Rookie Ellie Clarke adds her second NEISDA Swimmer of the Week nomination of the season. Both the men's and women's swimming and diving programs picked up victories over Saint Joseph's (Maine) on Saturday, before falling to the Norwich Cadets on Sunday.
Andrew Cote: Cote collected numerous personal records for the Eagles in Saturday's meet against the Monks from St Joseph's College and Sunday's competition against Norwich University. In the Eagles' win over the Monks, the freshman recorded a personal record in the 50 free (24.6) and in the 200 fly (2:28.8). Sunday, Andrew continued his "hot" streak earning personal records with a 1:01.7 100 butterfly, a 27.6 50 fly, and a 1:08.1 100 back. In the 200 free relay, Cote split 23.7, another personal best performance as the Eagles finished in 1:33.7 against the Cadets.
Ellie Clarke: Clarke has been voted as the NEISDA Women's Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season. The first-year won each of her four individual events in which she competed in this past weekend, including recording the fastest 50 Back (29.77) split in both Saturday and Sunday's 200 Medley Relay field. Clarke set the school record in the 100 Back (1:03.65) in Sunday's six point loss to Norwich. She also won the 50 Back (29.63) and the 50 Free (26.81) against the visiting Cadets. She began her weekend performance on Saturday by winning the 50 Free (26.40) and swam the lead off leg of the Eagles' winning 200 Medley Relay.
Spencer Bernat: Diving in just his second collegiate meet, Bernat has been named NEISDA Diver of the Week for the first time in his career. The first-year totaled 173.60 points in Saturday's six dive one meter competition in the Eagles' meet against the Saint Joseph's (Maine) Monks. Bernat's points Saturday represented a 33 point gain from his first competition in December 2019. The rookie, who began competitive diving this season, also competed Sunday against Norwich University in the five dive optionals where he totaled 98.45 points.
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