LANCASTER, Pa. - Julie McFadden was named Centennial Conference (CC) Women's Swimmer of the Week while Christopher Schiavone was selected CC Men's Swimmer of the Week to sweep swimming's weekly awards for Franklin & Marshall.
It marked the first time in McFadden's career that she received the honor and the fourth time that Schiavone has received the honor.
It is the fourth and fifth time this season that the Diplomats have been represented in the weekly awards and the second time that Schiavone has received the award this season.
McFadden (Berwyn, Pa. / Conestoga) registered three top-five individual finishes and five times that rank among the top 30 in Division III during F&M's three-day, 11-team invitational over the weekend. Individually, the freshman tied the school record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.18, which ranks 29th in Division III. She also placed third in the 100 freestyle (52.97), a time which ranks atop the Centennial Conference and 27th nationally, and also placed fourth in the 100 backstroke (59.18). McFadden was also a crucial part of several F&M relays, contributing to the first-place 200 freestyle relay (1:37.83; 1st CC; 18th NCAA), fourth-place 400 freestyle relay (3:36.75; 1st CC; 22nd NCAA), sixth place 400 medley relay (4:03.66; 2nd CC; 29th NCAA), and seventh-place 200 medley relay (1:50.23; 4th CC; 47th NCAA).
Schiavone (Mount Joy, Pa. / Hill School) captured two individual wins and contributed to four first-place relays to lead the Diplomats to the team title at the three-day, 10-team F&M Invitational. The junior posted three NCAA "B" cut times, several times that rank among the top in Division III thus far this season, and was a part of four record-breaking relays. Individually, Schiavone's 50 freestyle split (19.96) in the 200 medley relay is the top time in the nation this season. His 100 freestyle split (44.55) from the 400 freestyle relay ranks second in the nation. Meanwhile, he was part of four meet-record relays that also rank near the top of the national lists: 200 freestyle relay (1:21.58; 2nd NCAA; School record), 800 freestyle relay (6:46.58; 5th NCAA), 200 medley relay (1:31.55; 4th NCAA), and 400 freestyle relay (3:01.88; 2nd NCAA).
F&M returns to action at Susquehanna on Jan. 12.