Dec. 5, 2011
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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army junior swimmer Ayman Andrews, who helped lead the Black Knight men to the team title at the Zippy Invitational last weekend, was tabbed the Army Athletic Association's Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Andrews won the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard butterfly, and finished fourth in the 200-yard individual medley during his extremely productive weekend. The Sussex, N.J., native was also a member of Army's 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams that placed runner-up.
The biggest highlight of Andrews' weekend came on Saturday when he broke the Academy record in the 100 fly. The third-year performer touched the wall in 48.32 seconds in the preliminaries, recording a time that also shattered the Akron pool and Zippy Invitational records. Andrews, who went on to win the finals in a time of 48.38, qualified for the NCAAs ("B" cut) with his time in the prelims.
On Sunday, Andrews added to his staggering list of accomplishments by winning the 200 fly in a season-best time of 1:50.27. Though not his personal best, the clocking did establish a new Zippy Invitational record.
Andrews began his outstanding weekend on Friday night when he placed fourth in the 200 IM. He clocked the fifth-fastest time in Academy history during the preliminaries (1:52.47), before clocking a time of 1:53.37 in the finals.
The Army swimming and diving teams will return to action on Thursday, Dec. 8, when the Black Knights host arch-rival Navy at Crandall Pool beginning at 6 p.m. The annual Star Meet will be video streamed live via ITT Exelis Knight Vision, Army's subscription-based multimedia platform. The broadcast can be accessed by logging onto Army's official athletics web site (www.goARMYsports.com).