MIAC Athletes-of-the-Week - Nov. 8, 2016

MIAC Athletes-of-the-Week - Nov. 8, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) recognized outstanding performances from the past week with the announcement of its Athlete-of-the-Week award winners in swimming and diving. Student-athletes from Carleton and Saint John's claimed the conference's weekly honors for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2016.

The MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week awards are nominated and selected each week by the conference's sports information directors. Each week, team sports (football and hockey) Athletes-of-the-Week are recognized each Monday afternoon, with individual sports (swimming and diving) announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The two MIAC Swimming and Diving Athletes-of-the-Week both impressed in the sprint freestyle races. Both Saint John's Kenny Bergman – the men's winner – and Carleton's Caroline Mather – the women's honoree – won titles in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races last week and also helped their team to some impressive relay showings as well. 

To view each sport's 2016-17 Athlete-of-the-Week home page, visit the MIAC's Awards page, or visit the 2016-17 Athlete-of-the-Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.

MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week awards are awarded each week during the regular season for each of the MIAC's 22 championship sports to recognize and honor outstanding performances and athletic excellence that contribute to the MIAC's core value of "Quality Athletics."

Men's Swimming & Diving

Kenny Bergman
Saint John's University

Overland Park, Kansas /  Shawnee Mission South

Saint John's Kenny Bergman won his second-straight 100-yard freestyle title at the 2016 MIAC Championships,
and he picked up right where he left off in his 2016-17 season debut. The SJU senior led the Johnnies to a first-
place finish at the Hamline Invitational with two individual wins and two strong relay performances. Bergman
won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.30 and added a win in the 100 with a time of 48.87. He also helped
Saint John's win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:28.4) and tie for second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.24).    

Women's Swimming &
Diving Athlete-of-the-Week

Caroline Mather
Carleton College

Highlands Ranch, Colo. / Mountain Vista
Carleton sophomore swimmer Caroline Mather won both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle during Friday's 
dual meet at St. Thomas. She won the 50 in 24.27, and her winning time in the 100 was 53.26. Her times in both
races rank 10th in the nation and second in the MIAC this season. She won the shorter distance by 0.84 seconds and
the longer by 1.58 seconds. Mather also swam anchor on the Knights' 200-yard medley relay that ranks second
in the MIAC this season with a time of 1:50.54. Mather is the second-straight Carleton women's swimmer to win the
MIAC weekly honor. 

| 2016-17 MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week Archive |