Freshman Clare Battaglia of the Canisius College women's swimming and diving team was selected as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 4, as announced by the conference office.
Capturing first-place finishes in 17 of the 23 total races competed in, Battaglia has established herself in the MAAC. Against MAAC opponents, Marist, Niagara and Siena, Battaglia recorded top-finishes on the road in all eight of her total individual races.
On Oct. 20 versus host Marist, she placed first in the 200-yard IM (2:16.74), 100-yard backstroke (1:00.30), and 200-yard backstroke (2:09.35). In her first experience of the rivalry between the Griffs and Niagara, she recorded first-place performances in the 200-yard backstroke (2:14.16) and 200-yard IM (2:14.38). At Siena on Nov. 17, she nabbed a pair of individual events, swimming to first-place finishes in the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.60) and 200-yard IM (2:12.46).
In her career debut for the Golden Griffins, the freshman recorded a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.95) at the Western New York Invitational on Oct. 13.
Majoring in psychology, she currently holds a 3.34 GPA.