Athletes of the Week

Week of February 15, 2016

Jonah Hobbs

Swimming & Diving

Jonah Hobbs defended his 1650 freestyle title at the 2016 SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships over the weekend with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 15:58.20. The sophomore earned another trip to the podium with a second place finish in the 500 free after a time of 4:36.20. It is his second straight All-SCIAC recognition in the event after taking bronze last year as a freshman. On Thursday, Hobbs swam the second leg of the second place 800 Free Relay that notched an NCAA ‘B’ cut time and CLU school record of 6:47.17. 

Zach Loza

Swimming & Diving

Zach Loza had an impressive showing at the SCIAC Championships, breaking five school records and making four trips to the podium, coming in the 800 Free Relay, the 400 Medley Relay, the 400 Free Relay and the 200 free to earn All-SCIAC honors. The junior broke the 200 free school record with a fast 1:40.76 split in the leadoff leg of the 800 Free Relay that finished second overall with another CLU record and NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 6:47.17. On the third day of competition, Loza placed third in the 200 free (1:41.42) to earn All-SCIAC and helped set another school record as a member of the 400 Medley Relay (3:28.33) on Sunday. The Walnut Creek, Calif. native also broke the 100 free record with a time of 45.73 during the leadoff leg of the third place 400 Free Relay that broke a school record with a time of 3:04.48.  

Alexia Rojas

Swimming & Diving

Alexia Rojas made a splash in her SCIAC Championships debut, breaking three CLU records and making three appearances on the podium. The freshman placed third in the 100 fly with a new school record time of 57.66 and placed second overall in the 200 fly after her time of 2:06.38 broke another CLU record and is an NCAA ‘B’ cut. Rojas also helped lead the 800 Free Relay to a third place finish with a time of 7:49.30 and she helped the 200 Free Relay break another CLU record with a time of 1:38.45.