The Genesee Community College's athletes of the week for the period ending Feb. 3 are Nanako Shiozawa (Chiba, Japan) from the women's swimming team and Joan Ferrer (Vinaros, Spain) from the men's swimming team.
Nanako was part of eight wins in two events for the Genesee Community College women's swim team last week. Individually, she won five events and was a part of another three team wins. At Jamestown CC, Nanako captured the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle in solo competition, and helped the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams to victory. Against Herkimer just three days later Feb. 3, Nanako won three individual events in varying events and distances that ranged from 100 yards (butterfly), 200 yards (individual medley) and 500 yards (freestyle). After a trio of individual wins, she then helped the 200-yard medley relay team to victory as well.
Joan was the most productive men's swimmer for Genesee last week when he either won or was a part of three winning events to propel the Cougars over Jamestown Jan. 31 in their final scoring meet of the season before region championships. Individually, Joan captured the 100-yard butterfly and 50-yard freestyle races before joining three teammates in taking the 200-yard medley relay race. In the team's last non-scoring meet, Joan was even better against visiting Herkimer Feb. 3 with a pair of individual wins at 100 yards (butterfly and freestyle) and a pair of relay wins at 200- (medley) and 400-yards (freestyle).