Kiss, Le Pick Up MVC, MAC Swimmer of the Week Awards
Paul Le
Paul Le

Jan. 23, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - On Wednesday (Jan. 23), newcomer Dora Kiss became the fifth Missouri State women's athlete to earn Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week honors this season.

Although she has only been competing for two weeks, Kiss continues to solidify herself as one of the league's top swimmers. This weekend, the January enrollee was one of three MSU athletes to collect a pair of victories against Truman State as the Bears won with ease, 155-78.

The Budapest, Hungary native won big in the women's 200 freestyle (1:54.49) as her closest competitor was five seconds behind. Next, she had another dominating performance as she cruised to a victory in the 500 free. This time, she defeated the rest of the field by more than 15 seconds. Touching the wall at 5:01.83, Kiss registered the Bears' top mark in the 500 free this season and entered the MVC top times list at No. 5.

She now owns the fastest time for the Bears in the 500 free, 200 fly and 400 IM.

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Missouri State's list of Mid-American Conference weekly award winners continues to grow as sophomore Paul Le was named MAC Swimmer of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday (Jan. 23). Le picked up his second weekly honor of the season and bumps the Bears' total to seven. Last week, diver Garrett Nevels was awarded MAC Athlete of the Week after his record breaking performance against No. 20 Penn State.

This past weekend, Le was one of two MSU athletes to sweep his individual events. In addition, Le was a key component on the Bears' 400 medley relay that just missed the Hammons Student Center pool record.

To kick off the meet against Truman State, Le swam the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay (3:21.80) with a split of 49.27. Shortly after, Le chalked up an individual victory in the 50 free (20.82) and was only .15 seconds off his career best. Completing the sweep of his individual events, the sophomore from Moore, Okla., cruised to a 1.5 second victory in the 100 free (46.07).

The Southmoore High (Moore, Okla.) product now owns top-five times in the MAC in six different events including the 50 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly and 200 IM.



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