MIAC Athletes of the Week – November 16, 2021

Athletes of the Week

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for swimming & diving on Tuesday. Student-athletes from Gustavus and St. Catherine claimed the Conference's weekly honors for November 9-15, 2021.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Transitioning from the fall to winter seasons, team sports (football, basketball, and hockey) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (swimming & diving) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.

To view each sport's 2021-22 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2021-22 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.

MIAC Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Andrew Becker
Gustavus Adolphus College

Northfield, Minn.

Andrew Becker collected victories in the 50 free, 100 free, and 200 medley relay, and added a second-place finish in the 100 fly in a dual versus St. Olaf over the weekend. Becker touched the wall in 21.19 for the 37th-fastest 50 free swim in Division III this season. He finished the 100 free in a MIAC-best time of 47.73, the 100 fly in 53.88, and the 200 medley relay in 1:36.08.

MIAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Emma Svendsen
St. Catherine University

Mead, Colo.

Emma Svendsen registered three first-place finishes and one second-place result in a dual victory over Macalester last weekend. Svendsen won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:17.90 and placed second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:15.10. Both were career-best times. She was also part of two first-place relay teams, as the Wildcats' 200 medley relay finished in 1:51.13 and the 400 free relay finished in 3:42.01.