CHICAGO, Ill. – For the second time this season, Julian Escasa has earned a weekly honor. The freshman swimmer for Illinois Institute of Technology has been named the Liberal Arts Conference's Men's Swimmer of the Week for his performance in the Wheaton Quad on Saturday.
Escasa was a big reason the Scarlet Hawks finished within five points of first place in Saturday's tight meet. The freshman continued his strong freshman season with a victory in the 100 Yard Butterfly (53.81s). He also earned third-place finishes in the 50 Yard Freestyle (22.58s) and 100 Yard Freestyle (49.24s). To cap off his banner day, Escasa competed with Tech's 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team, finishing fourth.
The Scarlet Hawks are now preparing for the Liberal Arts Championships. The three-day event will be held from February 11-13 at Principia College in Elsah, Ill.