Five Spartans Earn UAA Athlete of the Week Honors

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – A quintet of Case Western Reserve University student-athletes were named University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week,announced the league office on Tuesday, February 1. Junior wrestler Isaac Dukes (Ravenna, OH/Ravenna), senior swimmer Robby Browning (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South), freshman swimmer Maggie Dillione (Newton, PA/Council Rock North), junior track & field thrower Amanda Kline (Lancaster, OH/Lancaster), and freshman track & field thrower Harry Weintraub (Croton-on-Hudson, NY/Hendrick Hudson) were all honored for their accomplishments over the weekend.   

Dukes posted a 4-1 record to finish runner-up in his weight class at the Pete Wilson Invitational at Wheaton College (IL). Thedefending national champ at149 pounds, Dukes posted one technical fall, one pin and two major decisions before falling to a Division II competitor in the championship match. With another superlative performance, Dukes improved to 26-2 this season and has not lost to a Division III opponent since November, 2009. His only three losses during that span came against DII competitor's at the 2010 and 2011 Wilson Invitationals and a DI opponent atthis year's Midlands Championships. He also remains ranked first nationally in Division III and earns his seventh Wrestler of the Week Award for the season and 17th career.

Dillione recorded her second NCAA B-Cut qualifying mark in as many meets in the Spartans' win versus OhioNorthern University on Saturday. She won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.05 and also took first in the 200 free (1:56.06) and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay, which posted a time of 3:42.23. Dillione, now a two-time Athlete of the Week this season, is provisionally qualified for the national championship meet in both the 100 and 200 butterfly events.

Browning also stood out for swimming & diving on Saturday, capturing first in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes with times of 52.40 and 1:57.77, respectively. In the Spartans' victory versus Ohio Northern, Browning also swam a leg on the winning 400-yard medley relay team which finished in 3:33.20.

Weintraub posted a season-best mark to win the weight throw event versus Carnegie Mellon University (PA). His throw of 51-05.50 is second-best in the UAA this season.

Kline broke her own indoor school-record in the shot put with a first-place throw of 40-10.25 in a dual match with Carnegie Mellon. Kline also won the weight throw with a mark of 45-01.00.