Josh Hyman Named CAA Men's Swimmer of the Week after Leading Blue Hens to Three Victories
February 1, 2011
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RICHMOND, Va. - - After enjoying a career week in the pool, University of Delaware junior swimmer Josh Hyman was rewarded out of the pool with his first career Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Swimmer of the Week Award, announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
Hyman (at right), this week’s Co-Swimmer of the Week with Old Dominion’s Arni Arnason, set personal, pool and school records on his way to helping the Blue Hen men to three dual meet wins this week.
The local Wilmington, Del. native started the week off with setting a Schwartz Center pool record in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:09.66 in a midweek dual meet at Widener. He then went on to better himself in the same event by over seven seconds against UMBC and William & Mary on Saturday, posting the victory in 2:02.99, setting a new Delaware program record.
In his first event on Saturday, Hyman warmed up with the 100-yard breaststroke by posting a personal best 57.64 while coming in second place behind teammate Ross Buckwalter. The 200-yard breaststroke followed, where Hyman touched home in first nearly six seconds ahead of the next competitor, becoming the first Blue Hen to break the 2:03 mark in the event.
Just for good measure, the junior capped his day off by winning the 200-yard individual medley in a team season and personal best 1:52.90, allowing the Blue Hens to came away with two wins on the afternoon.
This is the fifth week this season that a men’s swimmer has been named CAA Swimmer of Co-Swimmer of the Week, as Grady Carter, Ryan Roberts (twice) and Zach Schiavo have all been honored with the award in 2010-11. Briane Coonce has also been named the Men’s Diver of the Week once so far this season.
The Blue Hens have finished their dual meet portion of their schedule but still have three events where swimmers can earn a spot at the NCAA Championship at the University of Minnesota in late March.
The divers will take part in the Delaware Diving Invitational this Saturday, February 5 while the swimmers are off until next weekend before traveling to Maryland for the Terrapin Invitational. The CAA Championships will be held at George Mason from February 23-26 before the men will compete in the last NCAA Qualifier/Short Course Invitational at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind. on March 6.Back To Men's Swimming Home Men's Swimming Story Archive