BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for swimming and diving on Tuesday. Student-athletes from Gustavus claimed the conference's weekly honors for November 19-25, 2019.
The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the winter season, team sports (basketball and hockey) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with meet sports (swimming and diving) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.
To view each sport's 2019-20 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2019-20 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.
Erik Small competed in five events, winning four, on Saturday at the Grace Goblirsch Invite to help Gustavus secure a convincing victory in the five-team meet. The first-year swimmer was a 100-meter specialist, winning the 100 freestyle (48.25) and 100 butterfly (53.31), and taking second in the 100 backstroke (55.93). His time in the 100 freestyle is good for second-best in the conference this season, while his fly and backstroke times both rank in the top-six. Small was also a member of the winning 200 medley (1:38.59) and 400 freestyle (3:12.36) relay teams.
MIAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Gustavus Adolphus College
Ellen Hofstede won all five of her events on Saturday as Gustavus cruised to victory at the six-team Grace Goblirsch Invite. Hofstede won her three individual races - 50 free (24.78), 100 free (53.58), and 100 butterfly (1:00.80) - and was a member of the winning 200 medley (1:50.77) and 200 free (1:39.82) relay teams. Her freestyle times are top-two conference marks this year, while her fly time ranks ninth.