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PAINESVILLE, Ohio—Lake Erie College sophomore swimmer Ivan Cizmar (Zagreb, Croatia) was selected as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week for the week of Oct. 14-21 for his contributions in helping the men's team start the season 2-0.
Cizmar won three individual events-100 Back (52.44), 200 back (1:50.44), 200 IM (1:55.41) on Friday (Oct. 19) at Gannon University to help the men's team win their first meet of the season. He also helped his relay team win the 200 medley relay. His time in the 200 back is currently the top time in NCAA Division II this season and his 200 IM time is currently the third fastest.
On Saturday (Oct. 20), Cizmar led the charge for the men in a win against Urbana University, once again winning three individual events-200 back (1:52.82), 200 IM (1:57.35), 200 fly (1:54.58)-and leading his relay team to victory in the 200 medley. His time in the 200 fly set a new Lake Erie College record.
Cizmar earned All-American status his freshman year by placing seventh in the 200 back at the NCAA Division II championships last season.