November 24, 2009

Freshman Anna Kokensparger Named Swimmer of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Freshman Anna Kokensparger was recently named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Swimmer of the Week.

Kokensparger was a key factor in three dual meet victories this week against Wellesley, Babson and Bowdoin. Last Saturday, she achieved three NCAA "B" cuts in the 200 fly (2:06.65), 100 free (52.77) and the 200 IM (2:08.83).

Kokensparger was also involved in two relay wins (200 Medley Relay/200 Free Relay) at the Wellesley meet and was on the winning 200 Medley Relay at the MIT/Babson/Bowdoin tri-meet.

To date, Kokensparger has broken four MIT team records, including a record in the 200 butterfly that had previously been set in 1988. She also has lowered the team best in the 100 IM, 200 IM, and 100 breaststroke.