Swimming and Diving: Hallman, Hui and Nishizaki Receive Weekly Awards

Swimming and Diving: Hallman, Hui and Nishizaki Receive Weekly Awards

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Three Pomona-Pitzer swimmers have been nationally recognized as weekly award winners.

Sophomore Mark Hallman is the TeamUnify CollegeSwimming.com National Swimmer of the Week for the NCAA Division III. Teammates freshman Adrian Hui and Cayla Nishizaki are the TeamUnify CollegeSwimming.com Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Swimmers of the Week.

 CollegeSwimming.com and TeamUnify have ramped up its coverage this season and the national website is now selecting national swimmers of the week as well as a male and female for each conference.

The awards are given not on a nomination basis, but strictly by a computerized system based on all submitted meet results from the week in question. Tuesday's designated awards encompassed a longer period of time from Dec. 28-Jan. 10.

Hallman earns his spot on the national level with four individual and two relay victories that gave Pomona-Pitzer wins over Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Chapman and Whitman.

Hallman took first place in the 500 Yard Free with a time of 4:51.53, the 100 Yard Free against Whitman at 47.60, the 200 Yard Free at 1:44.54 and in the 100 Yard Free against WPI at 48.47.

Hui and Nishizaki also had performances that earned them conference honors for the week.

Hui took first place in five individual events over the week with four victories in the 50 Yard Free at 22.01, 21.85, 21.63 and 21.56. Hui also finished first in the 100 Yard Fly with a time of 52.86.

Nishizaki placed first in four events over the week with 2 wins in the 50 Yard Free at 25.08 and 25.04, a win in the 100 Yard Free at 54.65 and a victory in the 200 Yard Free with a time of 2:02.35.

The Pomona-Pitzer swimming and diving teams head to Redlands for a SCIAC dual meet this Saturday, January 16th at 11 a.m.