GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its weekly conference student-athlete of the week awards and Gallaudet University senior Misella Tomita (Kahului, Hawaii) was named the women’s swimming and diving recipient for the week of November 15. GU swept the two NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week awards as DJ Everton-Lovell (Norfolk, Va.) was honored on the men’s side. The Bison made a strong statement in their NEAC debut last Saturday as they both came away with wins over SUNYIT.
Tomita won two individual events and was a member of a first-place relay team as the Bison won 162-18 over the Wildcats. Tomita finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:28.08 and touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke (2:47.28). The senior was also a member of the Gallaudet 400 freestyle relay team that finished first in 4:32.73.
This marks the third NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week award for the GU men’s and women’s swimming program as the Bison begin their first season in the conference after being members of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) for 20 years. Junior Brian Bennett (Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned NEAC men’s swimming honors back on November 1. Gallaudet now has eight NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week awards for the year.
Gallaudet is off for three weeks and will next swim in York, Pa., on Friday, December 3, against Penn St.-Altoona and the host York (Pa.) College Spartans, former CAC rivals, in a double dual meet that will begin at 6 p.m.