Swimmers Jeff Depew of the University of Redlands and Madie Lovrensky of University of La Verne are the SCIAC Athletes of the Week for their showing at last week’s SCIAC Championships.
Depew won all three of his individual events at the four-day meet at the Lillian Slade Aquatic Center in Whittier. He captured the title in the 200 individual medley (1:49.85), the 400 IM (3:57.72) and the 200 fly (1:47.58).
He also contributed to the top-four finishes of four Redlands relays, including the 200 Medley Relay (1:32.70) that had an NCAA B-cut.
Lovrensky also won three individual championships at the 2015 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships and was named the Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row.
The senior swept both backstroke events to go out undefeated in all SCIAC backstroke events — dual and championship — that she’s competed in her four-year career.
She won the first of her championships in the 50 yard free (23.62), then added the 100 back (55.59). Her most dominant event was the 200 back (2:02.78).
Over the weekend, Lovrensky broke La Verne records in the 50 freestyle, the 200 freestyle, and the 100 backstroke. She also broke two more as a part of the women’s 200 medley and 800 freestyle relay teams.
Player of Year: Charles Callison, Soph., G, San Bernardino Valley
Coach of Year: Quincy Brewer, San Bernardino Valley
Max Barkeley, Victor Valley
Kyle Benton, San Bernardino Valley
Mike Deas, Rio Hondo
Chris Edward, Chaffey
John Howard, Barstow
Todd Lewis, San Bernardino Valley
Jordan Pellum, College of the Desert
Khleem, Perkins, San Bernardino Valley
Carl Robinson, Chaffey
Daylin Billinsgley, Barstow
Wes Burke, Rio Hondo
Perris Hicks, San Bernardino Valley
Mark Johnson, College of the Desert
Victor Joseph, Chaffey
Kimani Lane, Victor Valley
Coach of the Year: Sue Crebbin, San Bernardino Valley
Player of Year: Chelsea Waddy-Blow, Chaffey
Ruby Carrillo, College of the Desert
Ashley Carson, San Bernardino Valley
Rachel Connor, Chaffey
Sydney Gray, San Bernardino Valley
Justine Manjarrez, Rio Hondo
Shawnequa Norwood, Barstow
Ashley Rendon, Rio Hondo
Emily Rodriguez, Victor Valley
Tichina Savoy, Barstow
Denisha Spivey, Chaffey
Amanda Villegas, San Bernardino Valley
Bianca Gutierrez, Chaffey
Alexis Hernandez, Rio Hondo
Chantal Jacobs, Barstow
Bryanna Lopez, Victor Valley
Nautica Simmons, San Bernardino Valley
Honorable mention: Jasmine Hickey, San Bernardino Valley; Hannah Hughes, College of the Desert; Chanel Lyles, Barstow; Haley McKinley; Danna Robles, Rio Hondo.
Caryne Toribio, Collee of the Desert