WESTWOOD, Mass.—The Babson College men's and women's swimming & diving program earned a trio of honors on Monday afternoon when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its weekly award winners.
First-year Charles Wang (San Marino, Calif.) was selected as the NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week, while both the Beavers' men's and women's 400-yard medley relay squads were recognized as the league's relay teams of the week.
Wang broke a school record, won two individual events and was part of four victories in all as Babson defeated WPI for the first since 2012 and Brandeis in a double dual meet on Friday in Worcester. He posted a new program mark with a time of 51.87 in the 100-yard backstroke and won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 21.79.
In addition to his individual success, Wang joined senior Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.), junior Lachlan Dibbayawan (Bangkok, Thailand) and sophomore Aaron Huynh (Mission Viejo, Calif.) in winning the 400-yard medley relay by more than five seconds with a time of 3:29.90. The relay victory gave the Green and White 11 wins in 14 swimming events against the Engineers and Judges.
The Babson women's team defeated Brandeis, Simmons and Smith at WPI and picked up the program's second award in as many weeks thanks to a victory in the 400-yard medley relay. The quartet of sophomores Elizabeth Demoine (Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.) and Abigail Voce (Oxford, N.Y.) and first-years Molly Cox (Orange, Conn.) and Lindsay Nowak (Charlotte, N.C.) finished in a time of 4:08.16.
Babson returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Northfield, Vt., to take on Norwich and Regis on Saturday at 1 p.m.