Swimming and Diving Claims Several Weekly Honors from the NJAC

Montclair, NJ (2/7/11) – The Montclair State men's and women's swimming and diving team picked up several awards from the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Monday following the Red Hawks sweep of William Paterson on Saturday.

Senior Galina Loutchouk (Richboro, PA / Council Rock) led a sweep of the women's awards for MSU as she was named the Swimmer of the Week. Junior Laura Hess (Berlin, NJ / Eastern) was named the Diver of the Week for the second time this season while freshman Kelsie Donahue (Egg Harbor, NJ / Egg Harbor Township) was selected as the Rookie of the Week.

One the men's side, Chris Lee (Morris Plains, NJ / Parsippany Hills) was chosen as the Men's Swimmer of the Week. It is the second award for Lee this season as he also earned the honor back in November.

Louthcouk becomes the second different Red Hawk to earn NJAC Swimmer of the Week honors after helping MSU wrap up its dual meet season with a 158-111 NJAC road victory at rival William Paterson. Individually, she claimed first place showings in the 1,000 freestyle (11:47.18), the 200 butterfly (2:23.72) and the 200 breaststroke (2:36.86). Louthcouk also competed as a member of the Red Hawks’ first place 200 medley relay which produced a winning time of 1:55.93.

Hess placed first in the one-meter diving competition with a winning score of 185.10. The performances by Hess and teammate Lauren Corrente earned MSU a 1-2 finish in the one-meter diving competition during the meet victory.

In the final dual meet of her freshman season, Donahue posted individual wins in both the 100 backstroke (1:04.60) and the 500 freestyle (5:39.94). Donahue also competed as a member of the Red Hawks’ first place 200 medley relay swimming the leadoff leg.

Lee earns NJAC Swimmer of the Week honors for the second time this season after helping the Red Hawks wrap up their dual meet season with a 161.5-122.5 NJAC road victory at rival William Paterson. Individually, he produced first place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.09), the 200 breaststroke (2:18.83) and the 200 individual medley (2:05.32). Lee also competed as a member of Montclair State’s first place 200 medley relay which produced a winning time of 1:42.28.