Sophomore Tyler Harp of the University of Redlands men’s swimming & diving team garnered Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Male Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 1-7, as announced today by the conference office.
Harp captured two individual events and added a memorable anchor leg on the meet-winning relay in a thrilling 124-119 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Saturday in Claremont to help the men’s team remain undefeated in SCIAC competition.
He cleared the NCAA “B” qualifying standard in the 200 freestyle, blitzing the field with a winning time of 1:41.76. Harp then went on to take the 200 butterfly (1:57.80) later on in the contest. In the meet’s final event, the 400 freestyle relay, he helped the Bulldogs’ “A” squad finish first (3:08.54), anchoring with a 45.65.
This marks Harp’s second SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week recognition. He also gained the honor on Feb. 19, 2009 following his Male Athlete of the Year performance at the 2009 SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Emma Jones, a member of the Athenas’ swimming & diving team, gained Female Athlete of the Week laurels. She won two individual races and competed on the event-winning 400 freestyle relay in a 139-104 triumph over Redlands.
Redlands (6-2, 6-1 SCIAC; 7-1, 7-0 SCIAC) hosts the SCIAC Dive Prelims this Saturday and Sunday at the Thompson Aquatic Center. The meet is scheduled to commence at 11 a.m. on both days.
The SCIAC Athletes of the Week are voted on weekly by the conference’s eight sports information directors.