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For Immediate Release: January 19, 2011
Contact: Terrence Lollie (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Junior Nolan Slesnick earns America East Male Swimmer of the Week honors
Slesnick won twice while leading the men to a victory over Niagara

America East Release

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. -- Junior Nolan Slesnick was named America East Male Swimmer of the Week, as announced by the conference Tuesday. Slesnick swam to two victories and led the 200 free relay team to a first place finish in a home win over Niagara last Friday.

"Nolan has been a huge asset to this program with his toughness, versatility, and willingness to push himself," head coach Sean Clark said. "He is certainly deserving of this recognition after posting some very nice swims so far this season."

Slesnick helped Binghamton get off a to quick start against Niagara by winning the 200 free in a time of 1:49.16. He continued his winning ways by touching first in the 200 fly, finishing with a time of 2:00.07. Slesnick wrapped his day up by swimming a leg on the first place 200 free relay team. The foursome of Ed Hausmann, Devon Byrt, Slesnick and Phil Dzieniszewski won with the time of 1:29.81.

Following Binghamton's 125-107 triumph over Niagara, the Bearcats immediately traveld north to Buffalo, N.Y. to take on the University at Buffalo. In the BU 145-87 loss, Slesnick earned the Bearcats points by placing second in the 1650 free and 200 breast. Slesnick, the school record holder in the mile, finished with a time of 16:46.39. In the 200 breast, Slesnick finished in between teammates Colin Figus and Aaron Budner with a time of 2:22.41, helping Binghamton sweep the event.

Slesnick has won at least one event in four of Binghamton's six dual meets this season.

The Binghamton University swimming and diving program will compete in its second straight weekend of two meets in two days. The hectic schedule sees the Bearcats travel to Olean, N.Y. this Friday to take on St. Bonaventure and then return home the next day to host Vermont and Colgate. Both meets are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

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