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November 17, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Vens named CCIW "Swimmer of the Week"

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Senior Ramsey Vens (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) earned “Swimmer of the Week” honors in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin after her successful showing in Augustana’s dual meet against Grinnell this past weekend.

Vens won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.36 and also picked up an individual title in the 200 backstroke, hitting the finish line in 2:19.00.  She was also a part of the second place 400 medley relay team (4:22.21) and competed on the third place 400 freestyle relay team (4:03.16).

The senior has been a key contributor for the Vikings during her career and is a former CCIW individual champion, winning the 100 backstroke at the 2006, 2007, and 2008 championship meets.  Vens won the 200 backstroke at the 2006 championship meet and was also named the “Most Outstanding Performer” at the 2007 championship meet.

Vens is a Communication major at Augustana.

2009 CCIW Swimmers of the Week

Ramsey Vens – Augustana & Andrea Peterson – Illinois Wesleyan (11/17/09)
Bethany Jacobs – Wheaton (11/10/09)
Molly Clennon – Augustana & Katie McHugh – Illinois Wesleyan (11/03/09)
Moire Yue – Wheaton (10/26/09)

UP NEXT: Augustana will face Monmouth in a dual meet on Friday, November 20 at home in the Carver Center Pool at 6:00 p.m.  The Vikings will also travel to Bloomington, Illinois on Saturday, November 21 to compete in the IWU Invite, which starts at 1:00 p.m.

Release written by Assistant Sports Information Director Adam Strand