Jan. 13, 2016
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame men’s swimmer Tabahn Afrik was named the Collegeswimming.com conference swimmer of the week it was announced Wednesday. Afrik earned the nod after a stellar weekend on the road at Virginia.
“Tabahn has been developing as a solid collegiate swimmer throughout this season,” Irish head coach Mike Litzinger says of the award. “His performances at Virginia showed just that.”
Afrik began the two-day meet swimming with the A-team in the 200 free relay, that took first place to start the meet (1:21.29). He went on to win the 100 free (44.69) and help the A-team in the 400 medley relay seal another victory for the Irish (3:18.08) to close out Friday.
Saturday, he swam with the B team in the 200 medley relay which finished third (1:30.77). He took first in the 50 free and fourth in the 200 free (1:41.30), finishing the meet first with the 400 free relay A team (2:59.37).
The Irish lost 182.5-170.5 to the Cavaliers, but are back in action Saturday at home against Northwestern. The meet starts at noon ET, and will be live streamed on WatchND.
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Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.