Student Association Athlete of the Week: Andrew Marshall

The Student Association and the Athletic Department are continuing the tradition of recognizing an outstanding student-athlete from the campus community as “Athlete of the Week.” If you'd like to nominate a student-athlete, contact Chris Moskal at cmoskal@mail.smcvt.edu

In 2013, men's swimming & diving captain Andrew Marshall has picked up right where he left off. After a stretch earlier in January of three meets in five days against Bentley, Saint Rose and Le Moyne, Andrew finished the week with two victories, giving him nine victories on the season, a team high. Against Bentley, Andrew won the 1000-yard freestyle, clocking in at 10:42.80, and placed second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:21.58. Battling Saint Rose, Andrew finished the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:37.54 placing second. Later in the meet Andrew won the 500-yard freestyle finishing in 5:09.11. In the team’s final meet of the home stand Andrew finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:52.41. Andrew finds himself on the NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll for the second time this season.

Andrew’s success follows almost two full weeks of two-a-days during winter break. Both the men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams were physically put to the test in preparation for the NE-10 Conference meet and the NEISDA Championships in February. During this stretch Andrew showed great will and determination competing at a high level even though fatigued. Throughout the season Andrew has shown his fellow teammates how to approach every race by swimming hard and leaving it all in the pool.

“Andrew has been obviously motivated to perform well for his senior year,” teammate Joseph Vo said. “Even though Andrew has his own individual goals he really cares about his teammates’ performances and if we are accomplishing our team goals. That is what makes him a great captain.”

“Despite having to swim the 1000- and 500-yard freestyle three times in five days Andrew exceeded expectations and demonstrated the leadership he is known for on the swim team,” added Coach Eileen Hall.

Building on his recent success, Andrew hopes to place high in the championship meets at the end of the season. Andrew is also gunning for Saint Michael’s swimming and diving program records in the 1650-, 1000- and 500-yard freestyle events.

Written by Jack Mulderrig '14 - contact him at jmulderrig@mail.smcvt.edu

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