University of Redlands sophomore Collin Gladys has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men’s Athlete of the Week for the week of March 15-21.
Gladys won the program’s second-ever NCAA Division III national title when he clocked the winning time of 1:48.55 in the men’s 200 individual medley at the 2010 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 17, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
That time eclipsed the former school record of 1:49.53, which Gladys established at the 2010 SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships on Feb. 21. By virtue of his finish, he earned All-America honors. Gladys also took fifth in the men’s 100 breaststroke (55.29), setting a program record and gaining All-America laurels in the process. In addition, he received Honorable Mention All-America recognition for his contributions to the 16th-place 200 medley relay (1:34.70), the 15th-place 200 freestyle relay (1:24.71) and the 14th-place 400 freestyle relay (3:06.55).
Annie Perizzolo of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges captured the SCIAC Women’s Athlete of the Week honor after winning two national titles at the 2010 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. Perizzolo touched first in both the women’s 100 and 200 breaststroke events.
The SCIAC Athletes of the Week are voted on by the eight conference sports information directors on a weekly basis,