Jen Chao Named NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Dec. 8, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior Jen Chao was named NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week on Monday following another tremendous performance in her final season with the Cardinal and Gray.

Chao factored into three wins, including a sweep of the butterfly events, to lead the Engineers to a third-place finish against a powerful field at the MIT Winter Invite.

Chao split 58.90 for a dominating win in the 100 fly and dropped three seconds off her seed time en route to a winning swim of 2:11.33 in the 200 fly. Chao, who also finished fourth overall in the 50 free, led off MIT’s winning 400 free relay to close the meet with a split of 55.95.