LEWISBURG, Pa. – After setting a school record at the prestigious USA Swimming Winter Nationals, Maggie Wyngowski was recognized as the Bison Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
In only her sixth collegiate meet, Wyngowski broke Stephanie Koziol's record in the 400 IM, which had stood since 2013. The freshman touched the wall in 4:19.84, .03 of a second faster than Koziol's time.
At the USA Swimming Winter Nationals, Wyngowski also swam the 200 IM (2:06.19) and the 200 breaststroke (2:18.73).
Wyngowski entered the meet with Bucknell's fourth-fastest time (4:23.00) in the 400 IM. She also holds top-10 times in the 200 breaststroke (3rd, 2:17.74), 200 IM (8th, 2:04.30) and 100 breaststroke (10th, 1:05.18).
To participate in the USA Swimming Winter Nationals, swimmers had to meet stringent time standards. Over 400 student-athletes from 20 universities and multiple club teams are set to vie for titles in 18 different events over the course of the four-day period. Wyngowski was joined by Chadd Cummings and Charlie McFarland in Columbus, Ohio.
Wyngowski was previously honored as the Bison Athlete of the Week on Oct. 16 after winning a total of five individual events during the Bucknell women's swimming & diving team's weekend meets at Bryant and Boston University. She and football's Simeon Page (Nov. 20) are the only freshman to be voted as the Bison Athlete of the Week in 2017-18.
Wyngowski is now one of four Bison to receive this award more than once, joining women's cross country's Christine Bendzinski (Oct. 29 & Nov. 13), women's soccer's Kendall Ham (Oct. 8 & Nov. 6) and football's Colin Jonov (Sept. 3 & Oct. 22). Those three are all seniors.