Andrew Grabowski, St. Thomas

Andrew Grabowski, St. Thomas

Park Ridge, Ill. / Park Ridge

St. Thomas diver Andrew Grabowski (Park Ridge, Ill.) has made quite the splash - or lack thereof, actually - in the early-going of his first collegiate season. In a pair of dual meets against MIAC foes Carleton and St. Olaf last weekend, Grabowski scored three first-place finishes and a second on the diving boards, broke one school record and made on NCAA cut in the process. For his performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Grabowski Tuesday with the MIAC Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week award.

The rookie diver's big weekend began with a pair of first-place finishes in UST's 142-118 win over Carleton. He scored 252.75 to win the 1-meter title, and 245.00 to also claim victory on the 3-meter board. The following day, he broke the St. Thomas six-dive school record on the 1-meter board and met the first NCAA qualifying cut off with a winning score of 301.25, and his score of 234.15 was good for a second-place finish on the 3-meter board. The Tommies narrowly lost to defending MIAC champion St. Olaf, 153-138.

The Tommies and Grabowski will be back in the pool Saturday with a short trip across town to compete in the Macalester Ahlman Invite. The meet will begin in St. Paul at 1 p.m. After that, UST will compete in the U of M Freeman Invite Dec. 5-6 to wrap up the 2014 portion of the schedule, and the team will finish the calendar year with a training trip to West Palm Beach, Fla.

2014-15 MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE     NAME     SCHOOL    
2/10/2015   Josh Gerick   St. Thomas  
2/3/2015   Hodd Gorman   Hamline  
1/27/2015   Jose Alvarez   Saint John's  
1/20/2015   Zac Solis   Gustavus  
1/13/2015   Evan Harris   Carleton  
12/9/2014   Evan Harris   Carleton  
11/25/2014   Skiah Garde Garcia   Hamline  
11/17/2014   Billy Brebrick   St. Olaf  
11/11/2014   Andrew Grabowski   St. Thomas  
11/4/2014   Zac Solis   Gustavus