Reichard, Deemer Sweep GLIAC Weekly Awards

Reichard, Deemer Sweep GLIAC Weekly Awards

Ashland University senior swimmers Grace Reichard and Ryan Deemer have been selected as the GLIAC Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week the league office announced on Monday (Jan. 30) afternoon.

It is Reichard's second GLIAC Athlete of the Week award this season and the third of her career. She previously won on Dec. 11 this season. Deemer is winning for the first time this season and the second time in his career. He and Reichard swept the weekly honors on Oct. 13, 2015.

Reichard won a pair of events in a home sweep of Malone and Urbana on Friday, which was also Senior Night for the Eagles. Reichard won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.19 seconds, just missing the NCAA "B" standard by 0.14 seconds. She was also the fastest to touch in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:25.84. Reichard was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay, which finished in 1:40.11.

Deemer won two events in the sweep of Malone and Urbana at Messerly Natatorium. He swam the 1,650 freestyle in 16:30.17 and was the winner in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:47.84. This is Deemer's second career GLIAC weekly award after also winning it on Oct. 13, 2015.

The Eagles are now in their taper period leading up to the GLIAC Championships, which will take place Feb. 14-17 in Jenison, Mich.