Sports Briefs

Swimming and diving teams swept at Maryland

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both were routed at the University of Maryland Jan. 14.

The women’s team won only two of 12 events and fell 218-90. Maryland’s Alison Shea took first in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and Katy Novotny took first in the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard freestyle.

Sophomore Jennifer Skinner (10:19.11) won the 1000-yard freestyle for GW, and freshman Lynne McCormack won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 236.55.

The men’s team lost 200-98. Maryland won 11 of the 14 events. Terrapin freshman Aaron Peterson took first place in three events – the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle races.

GW sophomore Tim Champney won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.85.

In addition, the men’s team defeated Virginia Military Institute 116-40 in an exhibition Saturday. Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host James Madison University at the Smith Center Saturday.

King named A-10 Rookie of the Week

GW men’s basketball freshman guard Mike King, the hero of GW’s upset of Xavier Jan. 14, was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Sunday.

King, from Baltimore’s Lake Clifton High School, scored a career-high 16 points against Xavier. King came off the bench with the Colonials trailing by eight points in the second half and scored GW’s next eight. King then made two free throws with no time remaining to send the game into overtime. King went on to score six of GW’s 10 points in overtime.

King attended St. Thomas Moore Prep School in Connecticut during the fall semester because he did not meet the NCAA’s minimum academic requirements. King’s qualifying score on the SAT made him eligible Dec. 29.

Chemar Smith to play in All-Star game

GW women’s soccer star Chemar Smith was selected to play in the 1997 Umbro Select All-Star Soccer Classic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Smith will compete on the Division I All-Star team Jan.30. The team is comprised of All-Stars from divisions II and III. Smith became GW’s all-time leader in points and goals this season. The senior forward was named second team All-Region and first team All-Conference.

-Dave Mann

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