Bowers Earns Lyon of the Week Award

Bowers Earns Lyon of the Week Award

Lydia Bowers

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Jan. 24, 2012) - Senior Lydia Bowers has earned the Lyon of the Week Award for the week of January 16-22 after leading the swimming and diving team to a third place showing at the Seven Sisters Championship over the weekend. She figured in on four first place finishes to set the tone for Mount Holyoke.

After teaming up with first year Rachel Boyntonsophomore Lauren Williams and first year Maya Lazarovich to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:44.05), Bowers joined forces with Williams, Lazarovich and sophomore Joselyn Auxer to post the top time in the 200-yard medley relay (1:57.05).

The captain went on to claim individual victories in the 50-yard (25.23) and 200-yard (2:00.73) freestyle races. She also chipped in with a second place showing in the 100-yard freestyle (55.14) before closing out the weekend with another second place finish in the 400-yard medley relay (3:46.00) along with Williams, Lazarovich and Boynton.

Bowers has been one of the program's top swimmers since joining the team in 2008.

The Lyons (5-2) will round out their home slate against Wellesley on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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