Banrey, McQuaid Recognized with NEISDA Weekly Awards

Banrey, McQuaid Recognized with NEISDA Weekly Awards

WESTON, Mass. – After standout performances against a combination of Division I, Division II, and Division III programs at last Saturday's FIU Sprint Invitational, freshman GianCarlos Banrey (Roslindale, Mass.) and junior Elisabeth McQuaid (Marlborough, Mass.) received weekly awards from the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association, announced Thursday evening by the coaches' organization.

Banrey picked up his second NEISDA Male Swimmer of the Week award of the year. McQuaid was voted NEISDA Female Diver of the Week for the fourth time this season and the 11th time in her collegiate career.

Banrey enjoyed the best performance among Regis swimmers last Saturday, finishing second in the 50 butterfly. Competing against swimmers from Division I as well as Division III in the tournament-style event, he opened with a second-place finish in 23.81 seconds, followed by a third-place finish in the quarterfinal in 24.14 seconds.

He advanced to the 50 butterfly final thanks to a semifinal time of 23.62 seconds but lost in the head-to-head final to Lukas Wormald of the University of Waterloo (23.44 to 23.75 seconds). Banrey also competed in the 50 freestyle, finishing in a tie for 21st place among 85 swimmers with a time of 23.17 seconds.

McQuaid finished in seventh place in the women's one-meter diving competition with a score of 168.90 points. Five of the six divers ahead of McQuaid represented Division I Florida International, the host school for the meet.

Regis returns to dual meet competition with home contests the next two Saturdays, starting with a matchup against conference foes Colby-Sawyer and Simmons (women only) this Saturday, Jan. 12, starting at 12 noon. The Pride's final home competition of the season will take place the following Saturday against Elms Jan. 19, also beginning at 12 p.m.