CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sophomore DJ Arslanian of the Cleveland State University men's swimming & diving team was named Horizon League Men's Swimmer of the Week as announced by the League office Tuesday afternoon.
It is the second such honor of the season for Arslanian.
Arslanian won both individual events he entered in Cleveland State's dual at defending League champion Oakland this past weekend and also had top-notch performances on a pair of relays.
Arslanian swept the butterfly events against the Golden Grizzlies. He began by winning the 200 fly by nearly 1.5 seconds, finishing first in 1:52.03. He then held off a late charge by his Oakland foe in the 100 fly to win in 49.61 seconds. In the 200 medley relay, Arslanian posted the fastest split on the third leg (21.83) in the relay. Arslanian closed the day by anchoring CSU's 400 free relay, where he posted a split of 44.50 seconds. His split tied for the fastest leg swam by any of the 32 competitors that contested that relay.
Arslanian is among the top eight fastest times in four individual events in the League this season: the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 and 200 butterfly.
The CSU men have won four swimmer of the week honors from the League this season, a League high. CSU has seven weekly HL awards when combining swimming & diving honors.
The CSU men will resume action on the second weekend of February at the Ohio State Winter Invitational.