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YISOMRUAY SELECTED AMERICA EAST SWIMMER OF THE WEEK; WARD RECEIVES DIVER OF THE WEEK HONORS
UMBC’s Kunakorn Yisomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/The Bolles School) and Tim Ward (Glen Burnie, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) have been named America East Men’s Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week, respectively, while New Hampshire’s Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y./Brightwaters) and Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) have been named Women’s Swimming and Diving performers of the week, respectively. The awards were announced Tuesday (November 9).
The freshman Yisomruay won first place in the 200 IM (1:55.59) and 200 backstroke (1:54.98) in the tri-meet against Binghamton and Seton Hall. He also swam the third leg of the 400 freestyle relay to help UMBC win with a time of 3:13.78. His closest competitor in the 200 IM came in at 1:58.55, while his closest competitor in the 200 back came in at 1:56.27. Ward, also a freshman at UMBC, Placed first in the 3-meter event in the tri-meet against Binghamton and Seton Hall with a score of 262.55. UMBC went 2-0 at this tri-meet to improve to 5-0 on the season.