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Rooker Named CCSA Swimmer of Week

November 4, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Prudence Rooker was named CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Week.

Prudence Rooker was named CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Week.

Liberty freshman Prudence Rooker has been named CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Week, following a record-breaking day on Friday against Richmond.

Hailing from Forest Grove, Ore., Rooker receives the first CCSA Swimmer of the Week honor of her career. She is the second Lady Flame to be named Swimmer of the Week this season, as junior Kendall Hough earned the award on Oct. 14. The last Liberty freshman to be honored as Swimmer of the Week was Erin Curry, on Oct. 26, 2011.

Rooker aided Liberty in its 189-105 home victory over four-time defending Atlantic 10 champion Richmond on Friday at the LaHaye Aquatic Center. She earned two individual event victories, while swimming on Liberty's victorious 200 medley relay.

Her winning time of 2:07.27 broke the pool record for the 200 individual medley, while serving as the second-fastest 200 IM time in the CCSA so far this year. She claimed first place in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.58, the fastest time by a Lady Flame this season. Rooker placed second in the 200 breaststroke with a season-best 2:23.08. She swam the second leg of Liberty's winning 200 medley relay, which clocked 1:46.94.

Rooker appears fourth on Liberty's all-time list in both the 100 breaststroke (1:05.58) and 200 breaststroke (2:23.08).

The Lady Flames (6-2, 1-0 CCSA) will next compete at the Virginia Tech Invitational, held Nov. 20-22 at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. The meet will feature a three-day format similar to that which will be followed at the 2015 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships.