Female Athlete of the Week - March 20, 2017
Name: Nancy Nasky
Hometown: Brighton, N.Y.
High School: Brighton
Sport: Women's Swimming & Diving
Nasky set a SUNYAC and Geneseo program record in the 1650 free, swimming the event in 17:04.51 at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. The sophomore earned Honorable Mention All-American honors with a ninth place finish in the event.
March 13 - Alexa Wandy (Women's Track & Field)
Wandy swept the long and triple jump events to win a pair of national titles at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship. She posted a career-best 19-6 1/4 (5.95m) in the long jump before setting a championship record (41-5 3/4 - 12.64m) in winning the triple jump.
March 6 - Kara Houppert (Women's Basketball)
INTERVIEW WITH HOUPPERT
Houppert averaged 17.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in wins over Muhlenberg, 65-53, and Rochester, 78-72, in the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds. The senior scored 12 points against Muhlenberg and netted a career-high 23 points against Rochester to propel the Knights to their second trip to the Round of 16 in three years.
Feb. 27 - Camille Wutz (Women's Track & Field)
Wutz set a meet record in winning the long jump (19-3 1/2 - 5.88m) with the fourth-longest performance in the country while also besting the field in the 60 (7.78) with the 11th-fastest time in Division III to help lead Geneseo to the 2017 SUNYAC Indoor Championship.
Feb. 20 - Nancy Nasky (Women's Swimming & Diving)
INTERVIEW WITH NASKY
Nasky won four events and was named SUNYAC Swimmer of the Meet, leading the Knights to their 10th-straight SUNYAC Championship. She took first in the 1,650 free with an NCAA-B Cut Standard, won the 200 free and 500 free and also helped the 800 free relay team to a first-place finish.
Feb. 13 - Alexa Wandy (Women's Track & Field)
INTERVIEW WITH WANDY
Wandy was a part of two program records at the Boston University Valentine Invitational. Competing against a predominantly Division I field, she placed fifth in the triple jump (40-2 1/4 - 12.25m) with the second-best mark in Division III this season while also adding a leg to the 4x400 relay (3:55.10) that posted the 10th-fastest time in the country.
Feb. 6 - Elise Ramirez (Women's Track & Field)
INTERVIEW WITH RAMIREZ
Ramirez placed second in the 5,000 at the Tufts Cupid Invitational, crossing the finish line as the top collegiate runner with the sixth-fastest time (17:16.48) time in Division III this season. The times also 42 seconds faster than her previous personal-best.
Jan. 30 - Claudia Kolakowski (Women's Swimming & Diving)
INTERVIEW WITH KOLAKOWSKI
Kolakowski swept the 1-meter (280.90) and 3-meter (291.45) diving events to lead the Knights to first place at the Geneseo Invitational.
Jan. 23 - McKenna Brooks (Women's Basketball)
INTERVIEW WITH BROOKS
Brooks hit a buzzer-beating lay-up in the Knights' 62-60 overtime win against visiting RIT before totaling 10 points and seven rebounds in a 58-36 win versus Potsdam and 12 points and eight rebounds in a 66-46 win over Plattsburgh.
Jan. 16 - Nancy Nasky (Women's Swimming & Diving)
INTERVIEW WITH NASKY
Nasky won two individual events during the Knights' tri-meet split at nationally-ranked Carnegie Mellon. She won the 1,000 freestyle with the sixth-fastest time in the nation (10:26.66) and also won the 500 freestyle (5:09.02). Geneseo defeated Westminster, 215.5-84.5, but came up short opposite the No. 11 Tartans, 177-123.
Dec. 12 - Camille Wutz (Women's Track & Field)
INTERVIEW WITH WUTZ
Wutz won three events to lead the Knights at the Houghton December Classic. She set a facility record in winning the long jump (18-1.75/5.53m) with a leap that ranked third in the nation. She also won the 60-meter dash (7.99) before adding a leg to the wining 4x200 relay (1:51.40) that established a new Geneseo program record.
Dec. 5 - Nancy Shemet (Women's Swimming & Diving)
INTERVIEW WITH SHEMET
Shemet posted the fastest time in the 400 IM (4:42.79) and also finished runner-up in the 200 butterfly (2:13.11) in leading the Knights to first place at the Ithaca Bombers Invitational. She also swam on the third-place 200 medley (1:49.23), the third-place 400 medley (4:00.99) and the runner-up 400 free relay (3:33.11).
Nov. 28 - Katie Durand (Women's Basketball)
Durand posted 16 points in a 69-59 victory at Misericordia (Pa.) after totaling 12 points and six rebounds in a 79-49 victory at Morrisville.
Nov. 21 - Sara Rosenzweig (Women's Cross Country)
INTERVIEW WITH ROSENZWEIG
Rosenzweig finished an All-America 28th to lead the Knights to third place out of 32 teams at the NCAA Division III Championships. She covered the 6,000-meter course with a time of 21:14.1 to become the program's 14th All-American.
Nov. 14 - Marissa Cosarro (Women's Cross Country)
INTERVIEW WITH COSARRO
Cossaro finished seventh to lead the Knights to their second-consecutive NCAA Division III Atlantic Region Championship, crossing the finish line with a time of 21:04.8 to improve 10 spots over her 17th-place outcome as a junior.
Nov. 7 - Giovanna Fasanello (Field Hockey)
INTERVIEW WITH FASANELLO
Fasanello scored all three of the Knights' goals in a 3-2 overtime victory against Oneonta in the SUNYAC Championship match and also assisted Geneseo's lone goal in a 1-0 upset of New Paltz in the tournament semifinals.
Oct. 31 - Sara Rosenzweig (Women's Cross Country)
Rosenzweig won her second-consecutive individual title at the SUNYAC Cross Country Championships. She crossed the finish line with a winning time of 21:46.6, leading five Knights in the top-10 to clinch the program's 16th conference crown in 17 years.
Oct. 24 - Sam Mendelsohn (Women's Volleyball)
INTERVIEW WITH MENDELSOHN
Mendelsohn anchored the Knights defensive efforts in a 3-1 week, including a pair of SUNYAC victories, that clinched Geneseo's first postseason appearance since 2011. Her week included a 14-dig performance in a five-set victory over St. John Fisher as well as 14 digs in a three-set sweep of Cortland that sewed up the fifth-seed for the SUNYAC Tournament.
Oct. 24 - Taylor Clar (Women's Soccer)
INTERVIEW WITH CLAR
Clar anchored the Geneseo defense to a pair of SUNYAC shutouts as the Knights clinched the second seed and a first-round bye for the SUNYAC Tournament. She also scored her first collegiate goal in Geneseo's 3-0 shutout over a Plattsburgh squad that entered the match leading the league with 3.13 goals per game. The team's starting center back the entire season, she has been the driving force on a Knights' defense that has only allowed five goals the entire season, including two goals against conference opponents.
Oct. 17 - Maria Premo (Field Hockey)
INTERVIEW WITH PREMO
Premo was credited with a school single-game record four defensive saves in Genese's 5-0 shutout at SUNYAC-rival Oswego. It was the Lakers' first home loss after winning their first six of the season. The victory also clinched the Knights the third-seed for the SUNYAC Tournament.
Oct. 10 - Giovanna Fasanello (Field Hockey)
INTERVIEW WITH FASANELLO
Fasanello keyed a pair of victories for Geneseo, including a one-goal, three-assist showing in a 7-0 win over visiting Nazareth and a two-goal, one assist performance in a 4-0 victory at Morrisville.
Oct. 3 - Emily Janiszewski (Women's Soccer)
INTERVIEW WITH JANISZEWSKI
Janiszewski backstopped the Knights to a 1-0-1 week, including a seven-save performance in a driving rain storm in a 1-1 tie at Oneonta. She is currently tied for first in the SUNYAC with a 0.42 GAA and is second with a .900 save percentage.
Sept. 26 - Grace Cergol (Women's Volleyball)
INTERVIEW WITH CERGOL
Cergol keyed a 3-1 week for the Knights, including a pair of victories in SUNYAC Pool Play. She started the week hitting a stout .500 with 18 kills as Geneseo swept visiting Alfred and then averaged a double-double in kills and digs during the squad's three conference matches, including a 13-kill/13 dig showing in a four-set loss versus Fredonia and a 10 kill/12 dig match in a four-set win over Oswego.
Sept. 19 - Leah Greene (Women's Soccer)
INTERVIEW WITH GREENE
Greene helped lead the Knights to a 1-0-1 record, including a goal in the Knights' 2-0 victory over Houghton.
Sept. 12 - Rachel Ollis (Women's Tennis)
INTERVEIW WITH OLLIS
Ollis won the C-Flight Singles title a the Mary Hosking Invitational, hosted by William Smith. She swept four-consecutive matches, including an 8-6 win over RPI's Pooja Ganesh in the championship match, to clinch the title
Sept. 5 - Erin O'Connor (Women's Soccer)
O'Connor was named the MVP of the Flower City Classic after leading the Knights to a 1-0-1 record that included the game-winning goal in a 3-0 win over Union.