January 22, 2018
Lenoir-Rhyne's Noah McRea and Alyx Koert Earns Weekly BGMC Swimming Accolades
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Noah McRea
has been selected as the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Men's
Swimmer of the Week, league officials announced earlier today.
McRea, a senior from Hickory, N.C., won three events this past Saturday – the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.31), the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.87) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.54) – in the Bears' 173-86 victory over Catawba on Senior Day at home.
McRea was also part of the Bears' first-place 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:18.02) in the Indians' meet and has qualified with a "B" cut time to nationals in the 400-yard individual medley (a school-record 3:57.84). McRea holds four other individual school records as well: the 200-yard freestyle and the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke.
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Swimming Team is back in action for the four-day 2018 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships - Wednesday, February 14, through Saturday, February 17 - which take place in Charlotte, N.C., at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Alyx Koert
has been named the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Women's Swimmer of
the Week, respectively, league officials announced earlier
Koert, a junior from Naples, Fla., won both the 500-yard freestyle (5:30) and 1,000-yard freestyle (11:06) events and was part of Lenoir-Rhyne's first-place 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:54.96) last Saturday in a home dual meet on Senior Day against Catawba.
Koert, who holds six school individual records (500-yard, 1,000-yard and 1,650-yard freestyle events and the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events), wins the league honor for the second time this year.
Lenoir-Rhyne next competes in the 2018 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships on Wednesday, February 14, through Saturday, February 17, at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C.