GANSEVOORT - Wells College junior Matthew Sleezer, a Gloversville graduate, was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance against Utica College last weekend, the conference office announced Monday.
Sleezer and the Wells men's swim team posted a 75-45 loss to Utica on Saturday.?
Sleezer set the program record in the Men's 1,000-yard freestyle and won all three of his individual events during the Express' dual meet against Utica on Saturday.
In the freestyle event, Sleezer posted a field-best time of 11:36.93, which ranks first all-time in program history and shatters the previous team record by 19 seconds.?
In the 100-yard freestyle, Sleezer also captured first place with a time of 0:51.96.
In his only relay appearance in the men's 200-yard freestyle relay, Sleezer also posted his team's fastest time (22.37 seconds) while swimming the final leg.
Sleezer, who also set the Express record in the men's 50-yard freestyle Saturday, now has the top-two marks in that event after finishing with a first-place time of 22.50 seconds against Utica.?
With the award, Sleezer has now received Student-Athlete of the Week honors five different times dating back to his sophomore season. ?
Wells returns to action Saturday when it travels to the College of Saint Elizabeth for a 1 p.m. meet.