DENVER – Grand Canyon's Mazen Shoukri and California Baptist's Garret Chew have been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 15-22.
Shoukri, a freshman from Alexandria, Egypt, led the Lopes in a two-day sweep over Seattle U. Shoukri placed first in all four of his individual events and helped relays to first and second place finishes. On day one, he recorded a 20.65 in the 50 freestyle and a 45.22 in the 100 free. With his time in the 100 freestyle he broke the Fr. Edward A. Reese Aquatic Center Pool Record of 45.28. On day two, he swam a 20.45 in the 50 free and 45.54 in the 100. He currently owns the top WAC times in the 50 and 100 free and the 400-freestyle relay.
Chew, a senior from Mission Viejo, Calif., finished first in the 3-meter dive and ninth in the 1-meter at the Lancer Dive Invite. He won the 3-meter with a score of 323.55. In the 1-meter, Chew earned 239 points. He faced teams such as Cal Poly, UNLV, Hawaii, and Pacific.
Other swimmer nominee: California Baptist's Jacob Leahy won two individual events and two relays in a dual against UNLV… Kris Rogic of CSU Bakersfield earned first in the 50 backstroke and third in the 200 backstroke as well as helped relays to three top-three finishes… Seattle U's Juan Varela finished top two in four events at Grand Canyon and recorded the ninth-fastest 1000 freestyle time in program history… Hayden Hemmens of UNLV took first in the 200 and 500 freestyle events and anchored a second place 400-medley relay finish.
Other diver nominee: UNLV's Tazman Abramowicz placed sixth in the 1-meter (249.60) and fifth in the 3-meter (272) at the Lancer Dive Invite.