The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in a lone meet last week, and for their efforts they were rewarded with a trio of weekly awards from the CUNY Athletic Conference. Timothy Sweeney earned his third CUNYAC Performer of the Week honor for his sensational performance at the Florida International University Sprint Meet, and CSI swept Diver of the Week honors with Jude Nicholson and Nouran Abualam, respectively.
Sweeney has been turning in great performances all season and last week’s Florida meet was no exception. Sweeney lent himself to a pair of relay events, but individually he shined as well. He came in third among 29 swimmers in the 100-yard Breaststroke with a time of 53.85. Then he posted the first of two first-place finishes, grabbing the gold among 29 swimmers in the 50-yard Butterfly with a peak time of 23.73. He doubled up in the 50-yard Backstroke, coming in tops out of 22 racers with a time of 24.90. Sweeney would finish up his afternoon with a race time of 52.31 in the 100-yard Butterfly, good for second place among 23 swimmers.
For the year Sweeney leads all Dolphins with 331 points and has 18 first-place finishes. He is the two-time defending CUNYAC Championship MVP and the reigning CUNYAC Performer of the Year.
CSI diver Jude Nicholson cast his second Diver of the Week citation with a solid effort at FIU. Nicholson performed on both one-meter and three-meter boards this week. He scored 116.6 points good for 6th place on the one-meter boards, and then he posted a third place finish on the three-meter event with a score of 149.8. For the year, he is sixth overall on the team with 101 points and has eight top three finishes in individual events this season.
Nouran Abualam, like Nicholson, is enjoying a good freshman campaign on the boards this season. She posted identical eighth-place finishes at FIU last week, raising her point total to 117 points, good for sixth on the team.
The Dolphins are back in action tomorrow when they host St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn at 6pm at the Sports & Recreation Center.