Kee, Stevick named SCIAC Athletes of the Week for their efforts against Oxy

Michele Kee and James Stevick (Photo by Jack Hancock)
Michele Kee and James Stevick (Photo by Jack Hancock)

PASADENA, Calif. – Senior swimmer Michele Kee and junior diver James Stevick of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming & diving teams have each been named Athlete of the Week by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) the conference announced Tuesday. The duo earned Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Jan. 13-19 for their efforts against Occidental, as both the Athenas and Stags won their respective meets.

Kee won two individual events and was on a winning relay team as CMS beat Occidental 222-75. She won the 100-yard butterfly by 1.81 seconds with a time of 57.99, the fastest time nationally in 2014. She won the 50-yard freestyle by 0.82 seconds in 24.64 and swam a 26.10 butterfly leg on the winning 200-yard medley relay. She also swam a 54.05 split in the 400 freestyle relay.

Stevick remained undefeated in SCIAC competition this season with two zone qualifying scores. He won the 1-meter dive with a score of 322.55 and the 3-meter dive with a score of 309.75. He won by 163 and 128 points, respectively.

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was established in 1915. The league is currently comprised of nine private colleges and universities in Southern California: California Institute of Technology, California Lutheran University, Chapman University, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, University of La Verne, Occidental College, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, University of Redlands, and Whittier College. The conference recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly and annual basis.

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