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Empire 8 names AU’s Baker Co-Athlete of the Week
1/26/09

ALFRED, NY — Matt Baker (Weedsport, NY/Weedsport), a senior on the Alfred University men’s swimming and diving team, has been named men’s Co-Athlete of the Week by the Empire 8 Conference.

Baker was honored for his performance in a dual-meet loss to visiting Geneseo last week, when he won a pair of individual events and swam on a winning relay. His winning time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.62) set a new AU pool record. He also won the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.75) and swam on the team that won the 400-yard medley relay.

Baker shares the weekly honors with Hartwick’s Michael Phillips.

The AU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are in action next on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. at home against Hartwick.