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Women's Swimming & Diving

 
December 12, 2008

Blees And Rinker Named SCIAC Athletes Of The Week

Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) and Jenni Rinker (SO, Eagle River, AK) were selected SCIAC Athletes of the Week for the week of December 1-7.

Blees was named MVP of the Lee Fulmer Memorial Tournament after he led the Stags to a 3-0 record and the title. In the three games, he scored 61 points, had 20 rebounds, seven assists and three steals while shooting 26-34 (.765) from the floor. He had 10 points and four rebounds in the team’s opening round 75-48 win over Southwestern College. He had 16 points and seven rebounds in the team’s 73-68 semifinal win over #15 Whitworth University. He was a force in the championship game, scoring 35 points on 15 of 19 (.789) shooting with nine rebounds and six assists, as CMS beat Whitman College 79-78. Blees currently leads the Stags in both scoring (15.0/g) and rebounding (6.7) and is shooting 68.7% (46-67) from the field. CMS is 6-1 overall.

Rinker won three individual events and was on two winning relays as the Athenas beat Caltech at home 165-52 and won at Pomona-Pitzer 163-77. In the team’s win over Caltech, she won the 200 free (1:59.06) and was on the winning 200 free relay (1:45.37). She was the only woman to win three events against Pomona-Pitzer. She won the 50 free (25.29) and 200 back (2:11.96) and had the fastest split (53.47) on the winning 400 free relay that set a Haldeman Pool record with a time of 3:39.67. Rinker is the SCIAC record holder in the 200 back and the reigning SCIAC Champ in the 100 back.