Swimmers Lee, Vira Named MSU Athletes of the Week

Montclair, NJ (11/8/10) - Junior Chris Lee (Morris Plains, NJ / Parsippany Hills) and sophomore Maria Vira(Bayonne, NJ / Bayonne) were named MSU Athletes of the Week for November 8. The duo were instrumental in helping the Montclair State swimming and diving teams to a sweep of Division II Adelphi last Saturday.

Lee also earned NJAC Swimmer of the Week honors after helping the Red Hawks secure their first victory of the season, a 71-51 against Adelphi. He posted first place finishes in both the 100 breaststroke (1:03.60) and the 200 breaststroke (2:21.85). Lee also placed first in the 200 individual medley with a winning time of 2:06.66.

Vira won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events as the women's team scored a 66-52 win versus the Panthers. Vira had times of 1:12.34 in the 100 event and 2:37.24 in the 200 breaststroke, respectively as MSU registered its first victory of the season.