Kirshner Named Skyline Rookie Of The Week; Gathy Earns Honor Roll Nod

Kirshner Named Skyline Rookie Of The Week; Gathy Earns Honor Roll Nod

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2017) – The Skyline Conference announced on Monday that U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman Victoria Kirshner (Santa Clarita, Calif.) was selected as the league's Rookie of the Week for women's swimming & diving. Additionally, sophomore Meika Gathy (Waterford, Conn.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll. The accolades come after the duo's performances at this past weekend's TCNJ Invitational. 

For Kirshner, this is her second weekly honor of the season, as she was also named Skyline Swimmer of the Week back on Nov. 20. She picked up top-10 finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (55.86, 9th) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.04, 10th ). The rookie also touched the wall in 25.51 in the 50 free, as well as 1:04.20 in the 100-yard backstroke. 

Gathy earned top-16 finishes in the 1650 free (19:46.61, 11th), the 200 free (2:08.60, 12th) and 500 free (5:41.16, 14th). 

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The Mariners return to action this Friday night, Dec. 8, when they travel to Old Westbury for a Skyline Conference tri-meet against the host Panthers and St. Joseph's of Long Island. First event is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Old Westbury's Clark Athletic Center Pool. 

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