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Kutsko, Krusch Named Athletes of the Week

Kutsko, Krusch Named Athletes of the Week

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Freshmen Lina Kutsko and Tjaard Krusch have been named Athletes of the Week presented by Valley View Dental for the week ending Dec. 3.

Saturday at the Akron Invitational, Kutsko broke her own Bonnies women's swimming program record in the 100-yard butterfly, clocking in at 53.86 breaking her record by a second and finished second in the event. The Wheeling, Ill., native was also a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that broke a program record with a time of 1:43.64.

On Sunday she eclipsed the St. Bonaventure program record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.14, shattering the previous record that stood at St. Bonaventure since 1998.

Kutsko was named Atlantic 10 Rookie Performer of the Week.

Krusch placed third in the 100-backstroke for the Bonnies men's swimming team, clocking in at 49.73 and was a member of the third place 200-medley relay team that finished in 1:31.71.

The freshman secured second place in the 200 backstroke Sunday, touching the wall in 1:49.91. He was part of the 400-freestyle relay team that placed third, swimming a time of 3:05.82. Krusch would take another third-place finish in the 200-IM with a time of 1:52.12.

His performance helped the Bonnies to a second place overall finish at the Akron Invite.