Five Owls Honored by the Little East
FIVE OWLS EARN LITTLE EAST WEEKLY HONORS
Swimmer of the
Kristine Trutor (Holden, Mass), Junior, Keene State College
Trutor set three individual championship records and qualified provisionally for the NCAA Division III Championships to lead Keene State College to its third straight Little East Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the Tripp Athletic Center. She dominated the backstroke events, breaking two of her own personal championship records. Trutor set a new standard in the 100-yard event with a time of 58.24, shattering the pervious mark set in 2006 (1:01.28). She posted a time of 2:08.52 in the 200-yard backstroke to shave 6.47 seconds off the meet record. Trutor broke the two-year benchmark in the 100-yard butterfly, touching in at 58.57 seconds. She also combined with her teammates to break the 200-yard medley relay.
Rookie of the Week
Jillian Whittaker (Gilford, N.H.), Freshman, Keene State College
In her first Little East Conference Championship meet, Whittaker set three championship meet records as Keene State won each of the 14 swimming events to cruise to its third straight team title. The Gilford, N.H. product became the first Little East Championship swimmer to break 25 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle, touching in at 24.92. She also claimed the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events with a time of 1:08.50 and 2:30.74, respectively.
Athlete of the Week
Bryan Kolacz (Brentwood, N.H.), Sophomore, Keene State College
Kolacz set a pair of Keene State records in the weight throw and shot put at the Smith College Winter Classic. He posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 57'-05.00" to win the weight throw, while also claiming the shot put (47'-03.75").
Men's Basketball - Honor Roll
Nate Anderson (Westminster, Mass.) Senior, Forward
Anderson scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Owls' 73-64 Little East win over Southern Maine on Saturday. The senior forward hit seven of his 10 shots for the field.
Women's Basketball - Honor Roll
Nicole Simmler (Oxford, Mass.) Junior, Forward
Simmler averaged 18.5 points and 10 rebounds in a 0-2 week for the Owls. She had 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 54-47 loss to nationally ranked Amherst College and 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 61-47 loss to Southern Maine.