Vaughan Earns Second Mid-Con Athlete of the Month Award
Saturday, March 10, 2007

Vaughan was named first team
all-conference this season

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary freshman swimmer Maggie Vaughan was named Mid-Continent Conference Female Athlete of the Month for February, announced by the conference office Friday. This marks the second time this year Vaughan has earned such distinction by the conference.

Becoming the female student-athlete in the conference to earn athlete of the month on two occasions this year, Vaughan excelled at this season’s conference meet in Indianapolis Feb. 15-17.

At the Mid-Con Championships, the freshman set conference records in both the 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle, winning both events en route to being named Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year.

In the 500 free at the conference championships, Vaughan broke the Centenary and conference record with a time of 4:58.75. In the event win, Vaughan completed her freshman season losing just once in the 500 free. She broke the record of Angela Simetkosky of Oakland in the 500 free, which was set almost five years ago.

Just off the NCAA B qualifying time, Vaughan won the 1,650 free with a time of 16:53.97 to break the conference and Centenary mark in the event.

With her two event wins, Vaughan was named first team All-Mid-Con, helping the Ladies to a fifth-place finish at the conference championships.

This season, Vaughan was named Mid-Con Swimmer of the Week two times. She holds the Centenary record in four events, also breaking the school’s mark in the 200 free and 1,000 free.

At the conference championships, Vaughan accounted for 117 points in her respective events.

On the men's side, Marcin Unold of Oakland University earned Male Athlete of the Month in the Mid-Con.