ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Ivar de Jong of Union College and Lara Kaufmann of Union College are the Appalachian Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Swimmers of the Week, the league announced Monday.

This is the fifth edition of the weekly honors for the 2016 season. The next set of awards will be announced on Jan. 9.

AAC Men's Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Ivar de Jong - Union - Soph. - Almere, Netherlands

  • Helped Union to an eighth-place finish out of 15 teams at the SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Invitational.
  • Posted a time of 22.83 seconds in the 50 Freestyle.
  • Had a time of 4:08.09 in the 400 IM.
  • This is his second weekly honor this season.


AAC Women's Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Lara Kaufman - Union - Sr. - Schwerte, Germany

  • Helped Union to an 11th-place finish out of 15 teams in the SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Invitational.
  • Placed fourth in the 1,650 Freestyle with a time of 18:13.86.
  • Finished the 200 Freestyle in 2:03.06.
  • This is her first weekly award this season.
     
Swimming & Diving Swimmers of the Week
DateMen's (School)Women's (School)
Oct. 31Ivar de Jong (Union)Cassie Adams (Columbia)
Nov. 7Grant Davies (Union)Megan Monahan (Columbia)
Nov. 14CJ Moritz (Asbury)Claire Goodrum (Asbury)
Nov. 21Clay Bisher (Asbury)Cydney Donnelly (Columbia)
Dec. 5Ivar de Jong (Union)Lara Kaufman (Union)