Brewer of the Week: Feb. 27

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Jesse Ecklund

Swimming

Ecklund made waves, claiming Liberty Leage female swimmer of the year. 
Courtesy of Vassar Athletics.

Your Brewer of the Week is Jesse Ecklund, a sophomore swimmer. Ecklund finished a stellar second campaign with a hardware-laden week, winning both Liberty League Swimmer of the Week and Female Swimmer of the Year after the conference championships at Ithaca College from Feb. 18 to 23. Individually, Ecklund won the 200-meter freestyle with a school-record time of 1:53.25, as well as the 200-meter backstroke, which she took with a time of 2:00.68. An indispensable teammate as well as a dominant solo performer, Ecklund helped her fellow Brewers achieve victory in three relay events—the 400-meter medley, the 400-meter freestyle and the 800-meter freestyle. The Brewers blew the field out of the water with a school record time of 7:43.47 in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing nearly five full seconds ahead of second-place RPI. An All-American and Liberty League Rookie of the Year as a first-year, Ecklund is expected to be announced as a qualifier for the NCAA Championships in the 200-meter for the second straight year. Keep your ears peeled this Wednesday!

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