Whaley Earns Second GNAC Weekly Honor

Whaley Earns Second GNAC Weekly Honor

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College freshman Evan Whaley (Merrimack, N.H.) has been named as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men's Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon. 

Whaley won the 200-Free (1:55.73), 100-Fly (59.37) and 500-Free (5:17.02) in a double-dual meet with Husson University and Maine Maritime Academy on Friday evening. 

The freshman standout has enjoyed a terrific start to his collegiate career with 10 individual victories in four competitions this season. His 500-Free time on Friday is the best mark recorded by a GNAC swimmer so far during the 2019-20 campaign. 

Saint Joseph's will compete at Regis College on Friday at 6:00 PM. 




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.