Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bloomsburg University - Cubbler Named PSAC Women's Swimming Athlete Of The Week

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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - Junior Becca Cubbler (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) of the Bloomsburg University women's swimming team has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Women's Swimming Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. It marks the first time in her collegiate career that she has been honored with a weekly award from the conference.

Cubbler helped the women's swimming team to a seventh-place finish at the Zippy Invitational, hosted by the University of Akron, against primarily Division I competition over the three-day stretch. Cubbler finished the weekend by swimming in seven events and posting PSAC marks in all four of her individual events including two NCAA "B" times. She had five top ten finishes at the meet and scored points in all seven races. She had an NCAA "B" mark in the 500-yard freestyle (4:55.46) with her other NCAA "B" time coming in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.94) where she broke her own school record. Her previous record was 1:51.55 set in 2017.

Following the weekend, Cubbler now has the fastest times in the PSAC in the 500-yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle, the 800-yard freestyle relay, and the 400-yard freestyle relay while holding the second-fastest mark in the conference in the 1650-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. She is third in the PSAC in the 400-yard medley relay. Cubbler is now fourth in Division II in the 500 free, ninth in Division II in the 800 free relay (7:38.95), and 10th in Division II in the 1650 free (17:08.71). She is also 11th in the country in both the 400 medley relay (3:51.04) and the 400 free relay (3:28.47) while ranking 14th in the country in the 200 free.

The three-day event concluded the first half of the season for the men's and women's swimming teams. The Huskies will be back in the pool for their winter training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, beginning in early January. Bloomsburg will participate in the FLAC Winter Training Invitational on Wednesday, January 9 and then will head to State College to compete against the Nittany Lions of Penn State University on Saturday, January 19.

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