Tom Negaard gets MIAC weekly honor in pool

Tom Negaard gets MIAC weekly honor in pool

St. Thomas junior Tom Negaard on Tuesday was named MIAC Men's Athlete of the Week in swimming and diving.

The Stevens Point, Wis., native had a hand in eight firsts in two dual meets last weekend as the Toms won at Carleton and won at St. Olaf in consecutive days.

Individually, Negaard posted four top-3 times in the MIAC and posted the 41st fastest D-III time and best MIAC clocking in the 50 free (21.61).

He swam on the 200 free relay (1:26.32) that is seeded first in the MIAC and 16th nationally, and on the 200 medley relay (1:36.95) that ranks second in the MIAC and 29th nationally.

He also clocked 48.37 in the 100 free and 54.04 in the 100 back, both ranked second in the conference, and 2:00.39 in the 200 back, third in the conference.

Last winter Negaard had a hand in four victores at the MIAC Championships, aiding a repeat team title for the Tommies. The Civil Engineering major has an outstanding 3.84 grade-point average.