Feb. 17 - BETHANY, W. Va. - For their efforts at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships last week, the Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that Bison swimming & diving standouts, sophomore Cody Hussey (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) and senior Marina Baker (Winchester, Va./Sherando) have been named the Bethany SAAC Athletes of the Week.
Hussey was the most consistant performer for the Bison men's swimming & diving team at the PAC Championships last week. He had a hand in breaking three Bethany school records over the course of the three-day event. Placing eighth in the 1,650 freestyle (17:09.01), Hussey broke the 1,000 record, splitting a time of 10:28.42. The record was previously held by Jeff Martin (10:31.00) all the way back in 1984.
Hussey also broke another record that had stood for 30 years when he split a 200 freestyle time of 1:49.05 during the 800 Freestyle Relay. His time broke Dave Tucker's 1985 record of 1:49.60. As a member of the 200 medley relay, Hussey also helped to shatter that school record time, as the team finished 9th with a 1:43.15.
Baker had a hand in four Bethany records at the PAC Championships last week. Individually, Baker posted a fifth-place finish in the Championship final of the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.56, breaking her own school mark. She also broke an individual mark in the 50 free with an 11th-place finish (24.69). Her time in the 50 freestyle was also fast enough to earn her a spot in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.
Along with the individual accomplishments, Baker had a hand in three-different relays that competed in championship finals. The 200 medley relay team garnered a seventh-place finish with a record time of 1:54.90. The 400 medley relay team (4:14.75) and the 400 freestyle relay team (3:56.43) each totaled an eighth-place finish. The 400 medley relay team's time was also a school mark.
Other nominees for the Bethany SAAC Athletes of the Week included senior basketball guard Delonte' Joyce (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and junior basketball forward Sami Schott (Caldwell, Ohio/Shenandoah) for the women.