NEWMAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week:
Lydia Bowers, Mount Holyoke College, 2012 (Scotland, Conn.)
Senior Lydia Bowers led Mount Holyoke to a convincing 163-135 victory over longtime rival Smith on Saturday. After touching the wall first in the 50-yard (25.88), 100-yard (55.64) and 200-yard (2:00.69) freestyle races, the captain joined forces with classmate Sarah Rooney, sophomore Allison Burhoe and first year Rachel Boynton to win the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:52.40). The Lyons took top honors in 11 of the 16 events to secure their second straight win over the Pioneers. They closed out their regular season with a dual-meet record of 6-3.