Dec. 5, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – Paul Huch and Grace Shinske earned Horizon League swimmer of the week, while Joe Smith was named Diver of the Week for the third time this season the league office announced Tuesday.

Huch had an impressive weekend, recording a first place finish in all eight events he competed in over three days at the Zippy Invitational. The junior earned a first place finish in 50 Freestyle (20.24), 100 backstroke (48.68), 100 butterfly (49.00), 100 freestyle (44.47), and was part of the winning relay teams in the 200 Yard Medley (1:29.51), 200 Freestyle (1:21.01), 400 Medley (3:18.72), and 400 freestyle (3:00.47) as the Oakland men's swimming and diving team took home a first place finish at the Zippy Invitational with a score of 2119.5.

Huch’s performances over the weekend place him in the top 10 in program history including the sixth fastest time in the 100 back, seventh fastest time in the 50 free, and eighth best in the 100 free.

Shinske earned three second place finishes in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:41.15, the 100 backstroke finishing in 54.84 and the 200 backstroke (1:58.42). Shinske’s performance in the 100 and 200 backstroke is the fifth fastest time in program history and qualifies her for the NCAA B cut.

Smith set a school, meet and pool record in the 1-meter diving competition with a first place finish and a score of 359.25 Saturday at the Zippy Invitational.

Smith broke his own school record earlier this season against Eastern Michigan with a score of 352.50 and the junior currently holds the record in the 3-meter dive with a score of 362.4

The Golden Grizzlies will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 13, when they host Kenyon at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Aquatic Center.




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