Aviana Zahara named Swimmer of the Week
Augustana freshmen swim star Aviana Zahara was recently named College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Swimmer of the Week.
During the week of Nov. 16, Zahara blazed to a Pepper Natatorium record time in the 100 freestyle of: 54.65 to lead the Vikings to a 168-34 dual meet win. She added a win in the 50 freestyle (:25.09) and paced the Vikings to a winning time of 1:57.02 in the 200 medley relay.
According to the school's website, the next day, Zahara posted a top 10 Division III time of :58.93 in the 100 backstroke to lead Augustana to a third-place finish at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational. She also finished third in the 50 freestyle (:25.14) and sparked the Vikings to third-place finishes in both the 200 freestyle (1:41.73) and 200 medley (1:52.17) relays.
Three of Zahara’s winning individual times are season-best marks for the Vikings, with her 100 backstroke time now ranking second in the school's history.