Gustavus Adolphus sophomore swimmer Carley Mosher has been named MIAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week for her performance at the Minnesota Challenge held Friday and Saturday at the Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Mosher turned in three finishes in the top-10 and two in the top-20 at the meet. The Minnesota Challenge was Gustavus’ last regular season meet before the MIAC Championships on Feb. 17-19, in Minneapolis.
Mosher placed ninth place in the 500 freestyle, 10th in both the 100 and 200 backstroke, 11th in the 200 IM, and 17th in the 100 butterfly. In Mosher’s top-10 finishes, she swam a 5:14.74 in the 500 free, a 1:01.02 in the 100 back, and a 2:12.70 in the 200 back. She swam the 200 IM in 2:13.77, and the 100 butterfly in 1:02.04. Mosher beat all other Division III competitors in the 500 free and 200 IM, setting a new MIAC standard in the 500. Along with her individual finishes, Mosher swam the backstroke leg of both the 200 (5th, 1:50.60) and 400-medley relay (2nd, 4:04.45) races.
The Great Falls, Mont. native enters the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships ranked first in the 500 free (5:14.74), second in the 200 IM (2:13.77), and third 100 back (59.70) and 200 back (2:10.91). Mosher is the reigning MIAC champion in the 200 IM and 200 backstroke. She earned All-American honors at the conclusion of last season after finishing sixth in the 100 backstroke at the NCAA Championships. This is the second time in her career that Mosher has earned Swimmer of the Week honors with the first coming on Nov. 11, 2009.