After a brief holiday hiatus, we’re back with our Swimmers of the first half!
D3Swimming.com has named UW-Eau Claire’s Samantha Senczyszyn its Swimmer of the Fall in women’s swimming and diving for meets through December 6th.
Senczyszyn, a freshmen from Grafton, Wisconson, posted one of the two ‘A’ qualifying times in Division III Women’s Swimming with her 1:01.68 in the 100 Breast on December 6th at the Rochester Invite in Rochester, MInnesota (The other being Julia Wilson from Kenyon with a 1:01.79 in the same event). The freshmen also owns the nation’s top time in the 200 Breast, setting the mark at 2:14.84. Not only specializing in breaststroke, Senczyszyn went a :51.31 in the 100 Free and a 4:27.99 in the 400 I.M., those time are good enough for the 12th and 11th best times in the country.
As a high schooler, Senczyszyn was a multi-time state champion in Wisconsin. She should be the favorite for a conference title in basically any event she swims. Senczyszyn will be in the hunt for Division III NCAA titles as a freshman, if she can repeat or improve these times, look out for her in the 50 free as well.
D3Swimming.com has named Johns Hopkins’ Evan Holder its Swimmer of the Fall in men’s swimming and diving for meets through December 6th.
Holder, a Junior from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, posted the only ‘A’ qualifying times in Division III Men’s Swimming with his 1:46.82 in the 200 I.M. and 1:37.10 in the 200 Free at the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College. His time in the 200 I.M. is only .59 off of the national record and a best time by .10. Holder’s 200 Free is the best of his career. The junior also threw down in the breaststroke events clocking at 55.73 in the 100 and a 1:58.59 in the 200, those times are currently ranked 6th and 1st in the country. This kid is versatile, he should put on a pretty good show at NCAAs.