Alexander leads 20 swimmers to MAC championships

February 24, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Twenty Western Maryland swimmers -- 10 men and 10 women -- have qualified for the Middle Atlantic Conference championships at Dickinson College this weekend.

Freshman Karen Alexander leads the way. She'll compete in the 200- and 400-yard individual medley, along with the 200 backstroke. She had the fastest times in the most recent MAC report in the 200 backstroke and 400 individual medley, and her 200 individual medley was the second fastest in the MAC.

The women enjoyed their first winning season since 1982-83 after defeating Washington College, 93-77, Wednesday to finish 7-6.

The men finished 4-8 after dropping their finale to Washington. Mike Jekogian will lead the men this weekend, competing in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle.

Wrestling

The Green Terrors will be headed to Elizabethtown this weekend for the MAC championships after dropping two matches over the weekend in their regular-season finale.

They lost 26-15 to Moravian and 33-18 to Gettysburg to finish the regular season 8-10.

Freshmen Justin Mikulski (118 pounds) and Nick Stafford (126) could make some noise at the MACs.

Mikulski finished the dual-meet season 11-4 with five pins. Stafford tied a school mark with 11 pins in a 15-4 season.

Men's basketball

The Green Terrors ended their season on a high note with a 68-66 upset of Muhlenberg on Saturday at the Gill Center.

Sophomore guard Pat Young led the way for the Green Terrors with 23 points -- including a three-pointer and a 6-for-6 effort from the line down the stretch.

The Green Terrors finished 5-19 overall and 2-10 in the Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest section.

Junior forward Rolando Welch closed a stellar season with 21 points and a game-high 14 rebounds Saturday.

Yesterday, he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Division III All-Middle Atlantic District second team.

After leading the MAC South in scoring all season, he was edged out in the last week by Swarthmore senior Erik DeLue. Welch finished the season averaging 18.2 points in conference play, and DeLue averaged 18.3.

Welch did run away with the MAC South rebounding title, averaging 13.3. He could become the first Green Terror since Liberty grad Jim Hursey in the 1985-86 season to be selected to the MAC all-star team, which will be announced tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Women's basketball

The Green Terrors wrapped up their season Saturday with a 97-51 loss at Elizabethtown. They finished 9-15 overall and 4-6 in the MAC-SW section.

Junior Sue Head (Westminster) was the team leader in scoring (12.6) and was one of two players to average in double figures. Sophomore Krista Shaffer was the other, averaging 11.9.

Head also was the team leader in assists with 85 (3.5 per game). Sophomore Denise Spangler was tops in rebounds at 8.3 per game. Sophomore point guard Christa Mose had 50 steals to lead the team, and Head was second with 46. Spangler and junior Marie Pawlowski shared the team lead in blocks with 21.

Scoring was the biggest problem for the Green Terrors throughout the season. The team averaged 58.7 points and yielded 66.6.

The future looks bright, with everyone expected back next season. This year's team had no seniors, and Head and Pawlowski were the only juniors.

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