Malone University freshman Abby Reynolds has collected the Great Midwest Athletic Conference’s Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week award in recognition of her strong showings during recent meets against the University of Mt. Union and West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Reynolds is from Mansfield (Mansfield Christian H.S.) and has won a total of four individual events. She also was a part of one winning relay team during the two contests last week.
In her collegiate debut on Friday vs. Mt. Union, Reynolds won the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle events while also helping the Pioneers to a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Then on Saturday at West Virginia Wesleyan, she touched the wall first in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle.
Reynolds’ performances earned her the number-two spot on Malone’s all-time top-10 performers list in both the 50 (25.02 seconds) and 100 freestyle (54.54 seconds) while her 200 freestyle time (1:58.64) is now number three all-time.
Reynolds and her Pioneer teammates will next compete this Friday as Malone welcomes Great Midwest opponent Davis & Elkins College to C.T. Branin Natatorium for a 6 p.m. contest.