Feb. 2 – BETHANY, W. Va. – The Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that freshman swimming & diving standouts Cheyne Stresky (Oxford, Mich./Oxford) and Mia Judulang (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista) have been named the Bison SAAC Athletes of the Week.
Stresky helped the men’s swimming & diving team to a 2-1 dual-meet record last week, pacing the Bison to victories over Frostburg State and Penn State-Altoona. The freshman helped shatter three school records last week, including his own in the 500 freestyle. Stresky dropped his school-best time by nearly six seconds, swimming a 4:49.49. He also helped the Green & White post the school record in the 200 freestyle relay, swimming the event in 1:31.08.
In a dual-meet with Grove City two days later, Stresky once again rewrote the record books, shattering the Bethany record in the 100 backstroke (53.42). He also helped the Bison win both the 400 medley (3:46.81) and 400 freestyle (3:22.63) relays.
In each of his last eight meets heading into the PAC Championships, Stresky has won at least three events per meet. He has now won a total of 28 swims on the year.
Judulang continues to impress on the diving board, winning the one-meter, six dive in both meets last week. In the tri-meet with Frostburg State and Penn State – Altoona, Judulang re-broke her own Bison record, improving by nearly 20 points with a 228.10. She also took home the victory in the one-meter dive against Grove City College, posting a total score of 205.2.
So far this year, Judulang has continued to steadily improve, earning one qualification for the ECAC Championships (a diver needs two official qualifications to compete in the ECAC Championships). On the season, Judulang has captured a win in five of six meets.
Honorable mentions for the SAAC Athlete of the Week awards included track senior Maria Jackson-McBride (Spotsylvania, Va./West Potomac) and sophomore basketball standout Kelsea Daugherty (Newport, Ohio/Frontier) for the women, and junior basketball guard Antonio Rudolph (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) and senior track runner Kyle Minger (Richmond, Ohio/Edison Local) for the men.