MIAC Athletes-of-the-Week - Nov. 22, 2016

MIAC Athletes-of-the-Week - Nov. 22, 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 Gustavus and St. Catherine claimed the conference's weekly honors for the week of Nov. 14-20, 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 (basketball 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 & Diving Athletes-of-the-Week both won a pair of events to lead their teams to victory last week. Gustavus' Tanner Sonnek won the men's award for his first-place finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke and the 500-yard freestyle, and St. Catherine's Jenna Nagy won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving titles with an NCAA qualifying score on the 3-meter board, and added a second-place finish in the pool 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
Athlete-of-the-Week

Tanner Sonnek
Gustavus Adolphus College

Sophomore
  North Mankato, Minn. / Mankato West  

Gustavus sophomore swimmer Tanner Sonnek had an outstanding performance to lead his team to victory at the Gusties'  
home Grace Goblirsch Invitational and earn MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week honors. Sonnek won
both of his individual events, racing to victory in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:10.75 and the 500-yard
freestyle with a time of 5:01.56. His two first-place finishes helped Gustavus rack up 1,321 total points to win by a wide
margin. This season, Sonnek ranks first in the MIAC in the 200-breast by more than four seconds with his season-best
time of 2:09.69, and his 500-free time from Saturday is the ninth-fasted in the MIAC this season.


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

Jenna Nagy
St. Catherine University

Senior
Hutchinson, Minn.
St. Catherine senior Jenna Nagy impressed on both the diving boards and in the pool as she led the Wildcats to a dual-
meet win over UM-Morris. Nagy won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events (six dives) with MIAC-leading scores
on both boards. She won the 1-meter by more than 10 points with a score of 221.0 and her 3-meter score of 277.65
also met the NCAA qualifying standard. She also showed off her versatility with a second-place finish in the 50-yard
backstroke with a time of 30.96 seconds to help her team beat the Cougars, 170-128, and improve to 2-0 in dual
meets in 2016-17.


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