FREDERICK, Md.--Junior Andrew Bodine of the men's swim team and first-year Lindsay Cronin of the women's swim team have been named the Hood College Athletes of the Week for the week ending Jan. 15.
Bodine, from Frederick, and Cronin, from Arlington, Va., each won a pair of individual events as both Blazer squads earned their first Capital Athletic Conference victories of the 2011-12 season Sunday at Frostburg State University.
Bodine swam the breaststroke leg of the victorious 200 medley relay to start the meet; later, he won the 200 free (2:14.17) for the second time this winter and captured his first victory in the 400 free (5:01.72). Bodine's win in the 200 free paced a 1-2-3 sweep for the Blazers in that event and followed that up by teaming with fellow Blazer Drake Halpern to go 1-2 in the 400. Bodine has now won nine individual races on the season in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 100 breast, 200 free and 400 free.
Cronin was a double winner in the 200 free (2:29.84) and 400 free (5:14.22) versus the Bobcats, recording her first wins of the season in these races. She bested FSU's Elizabeth Jarrell in the 200 by nearly 10 seconds; additionally, Cronin and teammate Daniela Mittelkamp claimed the top two spots in the 400, giving Hood 13 more points. A distance specialist, Cronin also has three wins in the 1000 free and two more in the 500 free in her first collegiate season.
The Blazers look to make it two in a row Saturday at Gallaudet University. The nonconference dual meet is slated to begin at 1 p.m.