CLAREMONT, CA – Maddie Kauahi was named CollegeSwimming.com SCIAC Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season after a standout performance at the Winter Collegiate Invitational last weekend.
The sophomore from Kaneohe, HI, won the 50 freestyle with an NCAA B cut time of 23.60. Her time was the twelfth fastest in NCAA Division III this season.
"Maddie has been off to a great start so far," said Interim Head Coach Meghan Sisson. "What she's doing in practice is really beginning to show in her races. It's exciting to see her swimming these times at this point in the season."
Kauahi also swam legs of four relay races for the Sagehens. Pomona-Pitzer posted the thirteenth fastest time (1:46.93) in Division III this season with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay.
In the 400 medley relay, Kauahi helped Pomona-Pitzer post another Division III top 25 time with a fourth place finish (3:58.80).
Kauahi helped the Sagehens finish third in the 800 freestyle relay (7:59.32), and fifth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.83).
The Sagehens were the top Division III placer in all four of these relays, finishing behind only NCAA Division II and NAIA programs. The Sagehens finished fourth at the invite behind three Division II institutions.
CollegeSwimming.com Conference and National Swimmers of the Week are selected based on quality of swims, individual wins, and team score.
Kauahi earned this recognition earlier this season after sweeping the freestyle sprints against Redlands.
The Sagehens are having a great start to their 2016-2017 campaign. They have beaten SCIAC rivals Whittier, Chapman, and Redlands in dual meets this season, and are currently ranked No. 18 in the nation by the CSCAA.
Pomona-Pitzer breaks for the rest of the year and will compete next in Washington. The Sagehens will race against Division I Seattle University on January 6 at 5:00 pm and then face the University of Puget Sound on January 7 at 1:00 pm.