BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo women's swimming and diving sophomore Nicole Roitenberg, who specializes in backstroke events, was named Female Scholar Athlete of the Week by the Mid-American Conference for her performance this past weekend, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. This marks the first time in her UB career that Roitenberg has received the weekly honor.
Roitenberg, currently an exploratory major with a 4.00 GPA, had another strong weekend for the Bulls as she broke three school records this past weekend at the Zippy Invite, including two in individual events, as the Bulls claimed second place in a field of 10 teams.
On Friday, she joined Anna Vitolins, Andrea Ernst, and Katelyn Burns as they broke the school record in the 400-yard medley with a time of 3:41.17, swimming to second place in the event. Individually, Roitenberg would see another program record fall on Saturday afternoon as she collected a third place finish in the 100 backstroke event with a time of 53.97, surpassing the former best time of 54.19 set by Julia Box in 2017.
On Sunday, Roitenberg would shatter a third school record on the Weekend, as she re-broke the program-best time in the 200 yard backstroke she set in 2017, claiming third place in the race with a time of 1.56.68.
The Bulls return to the Pool after the New Year for a busy weekend of action January 11-13, as they host the UB Diving invite. Buffalo will also be competing in a dual meet against Duquesne in Pittsburgh, PA, that weekend, as they are set to square off against the Dukes on January 11.