Bay City, Mich.--Wayne State University's Elaina Hogle (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's swimming and diving athlete of the year and University of Indianapolis' Maura Donahue (Milan, Mich.) received freshman of the year honors and Sean Peters of Wayne State was tabbed as coach of the year.
Athlete of the
Elaina Hogle - Wayne State University
Senior - Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
Senior Elaina Hogle was voted GLIAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year for the third straight season. Hogle won three individual events this week (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 butterfly) and was part of two championship relays. Her 200-yard butterfly victory came Saturday (2:02.52) as she broke her own pool record set in the prelims. It marked her second straight title in the event and the third of her career. Hogle earned her third consecutive conference title in the 400-yard IM (4:24.75), breaking her own meet record set last year (4:26.52) and her own pool record she achieved in Friday’s preliminary round (4:32.26). In the 200-yard IM, Hogle claimed her third career championship (2:03.98), lowering her own pool record set Thursday morning (2:07.65) and her own school record set in 2009 (2:04.46). She also eclipsed the meet record of 2:04.49, established by GVSU’s Jenna Thayer in 2009. Hogle improved her NCAA "A" cuts in the 200-yard fly and 400-yard IM.
Freshman of the
Maura Donahue - University of Indianapolis
Sophomore - Milan, Mich.
Maura Donahue placed first in the 100-yard freestyle (51.82), second in the 200-yard (1:53.48) and 500-yard freestyle (5:01.85), second in the 800-yard freestyle relay, anchored the second place 400-yard medley relay, and collected a fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay. She collected four NCAA A-cut performances (100 free, 500 free, 800 free relay, 400 medley relay) and a B-cut (200 free) in her first conference championship meet.
Sean Peters - Wayne State University
Head coach Sean Peters, in his 13th season at Wayne State, was presented with his fourth career GLIAC Women’s Coach of the Year award, joining Gary Kinkead of Indianapolis (2002-05) as the only four-time winners. Peters has led the Warrior women to four GLIAC titles in the last five years, including three consecutive before finishing second in 2009.
This Weeks Results
2010 GLIAC Swimming/Diving Championship
1. Wayne State 901.5
2. Grand Valley State 783.5
3. Ashland 437
4. Indianapolis 401
5. Findlay 333
6. Hillsdale 295
7. Lewis 290
8. Northern Michigan 212
Saturday, Feb. 20
Findlay at Kenyon
*denotes conference meet