MIAC Athletes of the Week – November 23, 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 claimed the Conference's weekly honors for November 16-22, 2021.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the winter seasons, team sports (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
Kieran Ripken
Gustavus Adolphus College

Blaine, Minn. | Spring Lake Park

Kieran Ripken was part of a trio of first-place finishes at the Grace Goblirsch Invitational, helping the Gusties to a team victory over the weekend. Ripken finished first in the 100 breaststroke (58.65), 200 individual medley (2:04.43), and was part of the first-place 200 free relay team (1:26.05). He also logged an eighth-place finish in the 100 butterfly (56.27).

MIAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Mikayla Witte
Gustavus Adolphus College

Glencoe, Minn. | Hutchinson

Mikayla Witte registered four first-place finishes to help Gustavus to a team victory at the Grace Goblirsch Invitational over the weekend. Witte swam the 100 backstroke in 1:01.51 and the 200 butterfly in 2:19.07. She also competed on two first-place relay squads, as the 200 medley relay team touched the wall in 1:51.73 and the 400 free relay team finished in 3:44.59.