ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Arthur Bertrand of West Virginia University Institute of Technology and Eliska Melicharova 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 ninth edition of the weekly honors for the 2016 season. The next set of awards will be announced on Feb. 13.

AAC Men's Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Arthur Bertrand - WVU Tech - Soph. - Lamballe, France

  • Won two individual events in a dual meet against Wheeling Jesuit - 200 IM and 100 Backstroke.
  • Posted a time of 55.90 seconds in the 100 Backstroke.
  • Recorded the win the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.30.
  • Was a member of the relay team in the 400 Medley Relay, which placed second with a time of 3:36.02.
  • This is his first weekly honor this season.


AAC Women's Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Eliska Melacharova - Union - Sr. - Czech Republic.

  • Won three individual events in a meet vs. King (Tenn.) - the 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke and 200 Backstroke.
  • Posted a time of 26.93 in the 50 Freestyle.
  • Won the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:03.39.
  • Took first in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:24.69.
  • 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)
Jan. 9Keith Jessee (Asbury)Leah Haeuber (Asbury)
Jan. 16Keith Jessee (Asbury)Leah Haeuber (Asbury)
Jan. 30Colt Rasmussen (Asbury)Kendra Monnin (WVU Tech)
Feb. 6Arthur Bertrand (WVU Tech)Eliska Melicharova (Union)