Oxy's Kosin named SCIAC Female Student-Athlete of the Week
LOS ANGELES — Lizzy Kosin (LaGrange Park, Ill.) of the Occidental College women's swimming and diving team was named the SCIAC Female Student-Athlete of the Week on Tuesday after winning all four of her events against Redlands on Dec. 1 and leading the team to a 170-128 victory.
The freshman won the 200-yard butterfly (2 minutes, 14.27 seconds), the 100 butterfly (1:00.76), and the 400 individual medley (4:49.57) in times that place her fourth, sixth, and sixth, respectively, on Oxy's all-time lists.
"Lizzy is a very dynamic addition to our team," said Occidental head coach Shea Manning. "Her performances this weekend only begin to display her range.
"She is a natural racer and up for any set or race—whether that's hammering out a fast 50 fly on the medley relay or making the tail end of grueling races like the 200 fly or 400 IM look easy."
She also joined Caroline Chang (Lisle, Ill.), Emily Watkins (Palo Alto), and Lauren Ransom (Albuquerque, N.M.) to swim the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay and won the race with a time of 1:51.55, which is the third fastest in Oxy history and tied for 24th in NCAA Division III this season.
Kosin has gotten off to a fast start in her collegiate career. At the season-opening Redlands Pentathlon on Nov. 10, she took second in the 100 butterfly and came in sixth in the 100 freestyle. She followed that effort with Oxy's then-10th fastest time in the 200 butterfly (2:22.01) and was part of another 200 medley relay win at the Orange County Invitational.
"She consistently holds herself to a higher standard in practice, which affords her the opportunity to race fast," Manning added. "It will be exciting to watch how she progresses through the season and across her collegiate career."