Tigers Sweep SCAC Swimming and Diving Awards

Tigers Sweep SCAC Swimming and Diving Awards

San Antonio - Trinity swept the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Swimmers and Divers of the Week accolades.

Sophomore Shamzi Alkaff was tabbed as the SCAC Men's Swimmer of the Week, while sophomore Anthony Liva was named Men's Diver of the Week. Two first-year student-athletes were recognized as the respective SCAC Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, Morgen Reyna and Katarina Partalas.

All contributed to Trinity's victories over the NCAA Division II member University of Texas of the Permian Basin last week. The Tiger women beat the Falcons 173-107, and Trinity's men prevailed 152-140 at the Palo Alto College Aquatics Center.

Alkaff won the men's 50-yard freestyle with a blistering time of 21.46 seconds, and also captured the 100-yard butterfly in 53.78 seconds. He was part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team, which touched the pads in 3:10.74. The mark is the 13th fastest in the NCAA Division III this season.

Liva won the the men's 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. His score of 339.35 on the low board qualified him for the Division III Region 2 Diving Championships, to be held March 1-2 at Grinnell, Iowa. Liva also won the high board, with a score of 261.45.

Reyna captured the women's 50-yard freestyle (24.91 seconds) and the 100-yard butterfly (59.31 seconds). She helped her teammates win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:38.72, ranked 10th in Division III this year.

Partalas earned Women's Diver of the Week kudos for the second consecutive time. She brought home the gold in the 1-meter competition with a personal-high score of 290.50. Coupled with a high finish against the DI University of the Incarnate Word (TX), Partalas qualified for the Region 2 Diving Championships. Partalas also won the high board against UTPB at 202.50.

Trinity's men's and women's teams head to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on DI Texas Christian University Saturday morning.