Alexander Gliese, Junior, Swimming and Diving

Alexander Gliese, Junior, Swimming and Diving

Junior Alexander Gliese of the men's swimming and diving team has been named UMBC Athlete of the Week presented by Northwestern Mutual for the week ending 11/6. 

Gliese broke two Old Dominion pool records while helping UMBC to a 164-133 win over the Monarchs on Saturday. Gliese's record-breaking performances came in the 100 and 200 back; he touched in the 100 back in a time of 50.47, while swimming the 200 back in a time of 1:49.60. Both times were also season-bests for Gliese. Gliese also helped the men start the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay, winning the race in a time of 1:31.94.

For his performances in the pool, he was named America East Male Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season.