By Devan Horahan
RICHMOND, Va. – After shattering Northeastern University's record in the 1000 freestyle, Wrentham native Carly Schnabel was named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Swimmer of the Week. The Northeastern sophomore and King Philip alumna swam a blistering 10:03.95 in the race, re-writing Colleen McCormack's 10:12.25 record from 2014. This is Schnabel's first CAA nod of her career and Northeastern's first CAA Swimmer of the Week award this season.
Prior to the meet at Harvard, Schnabel's fastest time this season in the 1000 was 10:20.16.
As conference championships approach, Schnabel is expected to be a major contributor on the scoreboard for the Huskies. During the regular season, she raked in a team leading 210 individual points on 19 first place finishes, seven second place finishes, three third place finishes and one fourth place finish.
On the Husky relay teams, Schnabel has contributed on eight first place teams, four second place teams and two third place teams.
Schnabel is also a member of two school record relay teams, the 200 and 400 medley squads that raised the record bar to 1:40.70 and 3:41.44 in the races and placed second and third at 2016 championships respectively.
The Huskies will hit the water for CAA Championships on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Va.