Sarah Haerle earns HCAC Women's Swimmer of the Week honors for third time this season

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Lexington, Ky. – Junior Sarah Haerle has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for Women's Swimming, the conference announced Tuesday.  

Haerle, a junior from Newburgh, Indiana (Castle HS) led the Pioneer women's swimming team to a 135-117 victory over conference opponent Anderson University this past Saturday in Anderson, Indiana by winning all three individual races in which she appeared, along with a relay race.

Haerle collected a first-place finish in the women's 50-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in a time of 34.31 seconds. The junior added to her list of achievements with a first-place finish in the women's 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:13.58. Haerle topped off her afternoon with a win in the women's 100 individual medley race, winning in 1:06.78.

Haerle then teamed with junior Mattie Fogle, sophomore Emma Lloyd, and freshman Lindsey Seaton to capture first place in the women's 400-yard medley relay race, winning by over 30 seconds.

This is the third time Haerle has won player of the week honors during the 2018-2019 season (November 19, October 29) and the fourth time overall in her career.

Haerle and the Pioneers next return to the pool for competition on February 15-17 as Transylvania squares off with its other HCAC opponents in the second-annual HCAC Swimming and Diving Championships, held at the Vigo County Aquatic Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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