MIAC Athletes of the Week – November 6, 2018

MIAC Athletes of the Week - 2018-19

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for swimming and diving on Tuesday. Student-athletes from Carleton and St. Thomas claimed the Conference's weekly honors for October 30 - November 5, 2018.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Transitioning from the fall to winter seasons, team sports (football and hockey) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (swimming and diving) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.

To view each sport's 2018-19 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2018-19 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.

MIAC Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Adam Boerner
University of St. Thomas
Chaska, Minn.

Adam Boerner won all three of his distance races as he helped the Tommies sweep Friday and Saturday duals against Carleton and St. Olaf. The sophomore swimmer won the 100 free by 11 seconds (10:12.62) on Friday and came back on Saturday to win the 1000 free by 18 seconds (10:11.92) and the 500 free by four seconds (4:56). Boerner has cracked the top 65 in Division III in the 1000 and leads the Conference in both the 500 and 1000 free races.

MIAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Caroline Mather
Carleton College
Highlands Ranch, Colo. | Mountain Vista

Caroline Mather posted a trio of season-bests as she won all three of her individual events during the dual meet against No. 18-ranked St. Thomas over the weekend. The senior prevailed in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:00.41, then followed that up by reaching the wall for the 50-yard freestyle at 24.57, the second-best time in the MIAC this season. The individual portion of the meet concluded with Mather completing the sprint trifecta with another victory in the 100-yard freestyle at 54.50. She also swam the fastest leadoff leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay, with Carleton going on to post a season-best time of 1:42.32.