GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Jonathan Tikhonoff as its Student-Athlete of the Week selection in men’s swimming and diving for the week ending Jan. 14.

Jonathan Tikhonoff (Folsom, Calif.) from Gallaudet University has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after outstanding performances in the final two home meets of his collegiate career. In a meet against Penn State Altoona on Jan. 12, the Bison’s senior swimmer placed first in the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle. The next day in a Gallaudet win over Bridgewater, Tikhonoff added three more individual wins and was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that earned first place. Tikhonoff’s winning time in the 200-yard butterfly of 2:13.50 was a new personal record for the 2017 NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.



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