GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its conference student-athlete of the week awards for the week of Nov. 6 and Gallaudet University freshman Barry McGrain III (Lakeville, N.Y.) was selected as the NEAC Men's Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
McGrain III won three events at the Cazenovia Invitational last Saturday where GU won with 238 team points. The Bison rookie won the 100- and 500-yard freestyle events with times of 56.90 seconds and 5:50.65, respectively. He also placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 12:26.66. In addition to his individual wins, McGrain was part of the 200-yard medley relay team that won its event in 2:15.42.
Cazenovia College senior Jenni Uplinger was picked as the NEAC Women's Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after helping lift her team to a first-place finish at the Cazenovia Invitational last Saturday. Uplinger finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 12:18.48. She also won the 200-yard butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle in 2:52.27 and 5:58.15, respectively. The Wildcats' senior also swam on the 200-yard medley relay team that finished 14 seconds ahead of the competition with a time of 2:10.91.
This is Gallaudet's third NEAC Swimming & Divining Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season and McGrain's second career NEAC weekly award.
Gallaudet returns home and will host NEAC foe Wells College on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m.