MADISON, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's men's swimmer Ryan Young and women's swimmer Jessica Short have each been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, announced today by Assistant Commissioner of Media Relations Matt Stanek.
Ryan Young won three individual events for the Blugolds helping them to a 214-84 win over Luther College (Iowa) on Oct. 28. Young won the 100-yard butterfly (54.06), 100-yard backstroke (54.92) and 50-yard butterfly (24.98). The senior, along with teammates Collin Miller, Andrew Strauch and Logan Coert, also won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.59.
Jessica Short had three individual wins in the Blugolds’ victory over Luther College (Iowa). She won the 50-yard backstroke (28.37), 100-yard backstroke (1:.25) and 200-yard individual medley (2.16.50). Short also was on the 400-yard freestyle relay team that posted a first-place finish with a time of 3:47.07.
Both Short and Young will compete again Saturday November 5 at UW-La Crosse.