Yontz Awarded MVC Swimmer of the Week
Marissa Yonts
Marissa Yonts

Oct. 22, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - - Junior Marissa Yontz was named Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week Oct. 22 after the Redbirds victory at Truman State over the weekend. This is the second time Yontz has received the honor.

During competition at Truman State Yontz earned first-place in every event she competed in. Yontz participated in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.27),100-yard freestyle (52.47) and first leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay (split: 24.53) (relay: 1:36.65). Currently, Yontz also holds the top time in the conference for the 100-yard freestyle and second-best time in the 200-yard freestyle.

"Hats off to Marissa. She did outstanding in all of her events at Truman State last weekend," said head coach Steve Paska. "She has been consistently training for the last seven weeks and you can see it is carrying over to our meets. She has done very well this season and her goals are consistent with her goals for conference in Feb. Yontz is a competitor, week to week she awaits anxiously for the next meet to come along."

The Redbirds compete on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2pm against University of Nebraska - Omaha.

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