PASADENA – Madeline Lovrensky was named the SCIAC Female Student-Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, adding yet another honor to her ever-growing list of achievements.
The Rancho Cucamonga native was named the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Year in swimming and diving after successfully defending her titles in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events at the 2014 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships.
Lovrensky won the 200 backstroke with a meet record time of 2:02.56 on the final day of the championships and claimed the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.00. The 100 backstroke time is good for 12th in the NCAA Division III this season and the 200 time places her 21st.
The junior remains undefeated in both backstroke events in the conference in her three-year career so far.
Lovrensky also swam the backstroke legs of La Verne's record-setting 400 (3:53.89) and 200 (1:46.96) medley relays at the championships, and was one-one hundredth of a second shy off her own record in the 50 freestyle (23.97, 23.96).
Matthew Williams of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, also a swimmer, was named the Male Student-Athlete of the Week.
Lovrensky is will have a couple of weeks off to prepare for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis on March 19-22.
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