CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team swept America East Women’s Performers of the Week awards. The conference announced Tuesday afternoon that freshman Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) has won back-to-back America East Swimming Performer of the Week honors and Wildcat Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y.) was named the America East Women’s Diving Performer of the Week.

For the second week in a row freshman Perrault placed first in all events swam to lead the Wildcats past America East preseason favorite UMBC, 156-142, on Sunday afternoon. To begin the day Perrault started off UNH's 200-yard medley relay, leading the relay team to a Swasey Pool record time of 1:47.21. Perrault went on to place first in the 100-yard backstroke (57.22) and the 200 back with a time of 2:07.44. She finished up the meet with a 200-yard individual medley victory, timing in at 2:08.19.

In what was a close meet with UMBC, Dege stepped up to take first place in both diving events to secure the lead, allowing for the first-ever head-to-head win over the America East preseason favorite Retrievers. Dege took first in the one-meter dive with 258.75 points, which was more than 13 points ahead of the second place diver. In the 14th event (16 event meet), Dege secured the Wildcat win with a first-place score of 251.25 in the three-meter.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Nov. 3, when they host the Catamounts of the University of Vermont. The meet at Swasey Pool is schedule to begin at 2 p.m.     
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