LOS ANGELES, Calif. – For the second consecutive week a member of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming & diving team has been named SCIAC Athlete of the Week. Sophomore men's swimmer Cameron Whiting (CMC) has been selected as the conference's Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13, 2013, the conference announced Tuesday. Last week CMS diver Carmen Lundell earned a selection as Athlete of the Week on the women's side.
Whiting, a Renton, Wash. native won three individual events and was on two winning relays as CMS beat Cal Baptist at home and won at Cal Lutheran. Against CBU, he won the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.23) and swam a 200 yard (1:44.71) anchor leg for the winning 500-yard freestyle relay. He also finished second to his teammate in the 500 free (4:50.85). Against CLU, he set personal bests while winning the 50-yard (21.77) and 100-yard (47.36) freestyles and breaking the 22 and 48 second barriers, respectively, for the first time of his career. He also swam the third leg on the winning 200 free relay team.
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.
SCIAC Release: http://thesciac.org/sports/mswimdive/2012-13/aow_jan_15_2013