Craddock honored as swim team travels to Marshall

WKU junior freestyler Aymeric Le Corno swims during practice at Bill Powell Natatorium on Wednesday. Tyler Essary/HERALD

Jonah Phillips

The Lady Topper swim and dive team travels to Huntington, West Virginia to take on conference foe Marshall, this weekend for its final meet before Conference USA championships.

The team travels to Huntington after one of its own has been honored as the C-USA swimmer of the week for the third time this season. 

The league announced on Tuesday that junior Michelle Craddock gained the honors for the first time in her career.  

Craddock helped WKU defeat Cincinnati and the University of the Cumberlands this past weekend with two individual victories and a relay win. 

Craddock set a new pool record in the 100 free at 50.82 against the Bearcats, a mark previously held since 2001 by WKU Hall of Famer Brandi Carey. 

She then contributed a split time of 22.65 as a member of the 200 free relay squad that finished first and recorded a pool-record time of 1:33.76. 

Against the Lady Patriots, Craddock took home the title in the 500 free with a time of 4:56.75 while coming in just .04 second off the leader in the 50 free at 23.93.