Joann Butkus Named Swimmer of the Week

Joann Butkus earns the CollegeSwimming weekly award for Landmark Conference Swimmer of the Week
Joann Butkus earns the CollegeSwimming weekly award for Landmark Conference Swimmer of the Week

Junior Joann Butkus who was part of four first place finishes for the Susquehanna University Women's Swimming & Diving team Sunday night, was named the Landmark Conference Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com as announced on the organization's website Tuesday.

Each week CollegeSwimming selects national Swimmers of the Week and also identifies the top swimmers in each of the conferences in Division I, II, III and NAIA.

Butkus swam the second leg of the first place 200-yard medley relay for Susquehanna to open its meet with Franklin & Marshall. Shen then captured first in 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley before capping the night as the anchor leg of the 400-yard free relay.

The first-place finishes helped the River Hawks complete a 160-102 victory over Franklin & Marshall. The win was the first over F&M since 1988.