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Two Blugolds Receive WIAC Recognition
By: Kevin Meinholz, Sports Information Director
MADISON, Wis. (UWECBlugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire men's diver Nick Badilla (Fr.-Appleton, Wis./North) and women's swimmer Casey Preissel (Jr.-Wisconsin Dells, Wis.) have earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) athlete of the week honors, conference sports information director Matt Stanek announced today.
Badilla took first place in the one-meter diving event with a score of 401.45, while taking second place in the three-meter diving event with a score of 467.30 as the Blugolds took fourth place out of seven teams at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational. His mark in the one-meter event was a "B-cut" score for the NCAA Division III Championship.
Preissel swam 10 times as the Blugolds took second place out of 10 teams at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational. She was the leadoff swimmer in the 400-yard freestyle relay, which UW-Eau Claire won with a time of 3:40.29. She also took second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:13.54, a team-best and the second fastest time in the conference this season. Preissel had third-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 800-yard freestyle relay and fifth-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle.